Photos: Lee DeWyze, American Idols Live

Headlining the American Idols Live 2010 tour, season 9 winner Lee DeWyze rocked the Scottrade Center and capped off a night full of big performances from the year's finalists. As one would expect from the Idol brand, the production on this tour was great, with bright lights and a huge LED wall at the back of the stage.

Photographer's Notes:

This show was a lot of fun to photograph, in no small part thanks to the stage performance of Lee DeWyze, who rocked with his acoustic guitar under the big lights.

Media photographed the last two songs of Lee's set, and then the final group medley where the entire ensemble comes back out on stage.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

For this set, I was expecting to use the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 for the majority of my shooting, but it turned out that the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 was the perfect lens for this show. Lee DeWyze came out to the very edge the stage during his performance, which was great for the midrange zoom.

The Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 did come into play for the group medley, when individual members of the tour came out at the back of the stage.

End Notes:

Want more Idol? Check out Season 8 contestant Adam Lambert rocking the Pageant on the Glam Nation Tour earlier this month, and photos of David Cook at the Pageant.

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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