Photos: Vampire Weekend & Beach House

Indie rock darlings Vampire Weekend brought their sunny indie pop to the big hall of the Chaifetz Arena with support from Beach House to cap off the first weekend of Rocktober 2010.

Beach House:

Vampire Weekend:

Photographer's Notes:

Nothing too crazy, and nothing too unexpected for this show. For the main course of Vampire Weekend, the band received a mix of blue, yellow, and red washes, punctuated flashes of white light from the back of the stage.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

For this set, I switched back and forth between the workhorse lenses of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, which together provided a great range for this show.

None of the band members came very close to the front of the stage, so the range of these lenses was just about perfect – with all but a few wider shots, I could have pretty easily shot this with only the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8.

Exposure for this set hovered around ISO 1600 at f/2.8 and 1/160 or so.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D750:
I use two Nikon D750 for my live music photography. Amazing high ISO performance in a compact body with tons of pro features.
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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