Photos: Shooting With Annie

Photos: Shooting Annie

Opening for Willie Nelson, Shooting With Annie received a really fantastic stage treatment – very atmospheric, and, dare I say it, more photogenic than that of the legend they were opening for.

Photos: Shooting Annie

Photos: Shooting Annie

Photos: Shooting Annie

Photos: Shooting Annie

Photographer's Notes:

Despite the challenge of half a dozen monitors lining the high stage, the lighting and atmosphere made this a great shoot, not to mention Shooting With Annie's energy.

Compared to the stark spotlight treatment Willie Nelson received for his performance, Shooting with Annie had a gorgeous, if dim, treatment. While light levels were relatively low, it was nothing that a few f/1.4 primes and ISO 3200 couldn't handle. Even with the nice high ISO of the Nikon D3, there are just some shows were zooms don't cut it.

The 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 came out of the cage and proved to work nicely for the shooting distances of this performance – no wide-angles necessary.

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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