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.
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.