Jim Jones

Jim Jones @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2009.02.19

February 19, 2009 – Showing the world how to pop champagne, Jim Jones's performance on the Swagger Like Us Tour seemed as if it could have been any other night at the club for the rapper, as he drank, puffed, and passed, all while never missing an opportunity for a well-timed pelvic thrust. Needless to say, Jones had the arena crowd on their feet and trying to keep up with his fun.

Jim Jones @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2009.02.19

Jim Jones @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2009.02.19

Jim Jones @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2009.02.19

Jim Jones @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2009.02.19

Jim Jones @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2009.02.19

Jim Jones @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2009.02.19

Jim Jones @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2009.02.19

Jim Jones @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2009.02.19

Shooting Notes:

This was actually one of the more interesting sets to shoot, due to the slightly heavier use of backlighting for Jim Jones. In addition, Jones made active use of the stage, hitting a variety of poses in the short time he took the stage, which made for a nice, varied shoot.

The Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 did the lion's share of the work for this shoot and provided a great range of focal lengths. The 70-200mm f/2.8 and 14-24mm f/2.8 made cameo appearances as well.

While he made plenty of use on the stage, Jones didn't seem to move at such a mercurial pace as some of the other performers, giving photographers a number of great photo ops.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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