Butch Walker – singer-songwriter extraordinaire, genius producer, and Nikon shooter – what's not to love?
I always find spotlights a mixed blessing in a club setting, and particularly at the Pageant, where the background effects are often too weak – or simply non-existent – to register in the exposure. Such was the case for much of Butch Walker's set.
Luckily, there were enough flare-ups in the accents that a little careful timing brought home a more “curated”capture of the evenings lighting. You can read more about my approach to this sort of shooting in my “Concert Photography: Timing” article.
Butch Walker was set back about two meters from the edge of the stage, so I covered this one mostly with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and the longer end of the 24-70mm f/2.8.
I kept the exposure locked around 1/250 and f/2.8 between ISO 1600 and 2500.
Butch Walker is a rockstar. And yes, he really does shoot Nikon. A man after my own heart.