I knew that lighting for Staind frontman Aaron Lewis would be dim on his Solo & Acoustic tour, so I came prepared: A compliment of Nikon f/1.4 primes nestled in my bag gave me comfort venturing into the kind of light that makes f/2.8 glass shrink.
One shooting consideration that I was given was that I was not to block the crowd, who were seated, so kept to the sides of the stage as much as possible and never shot from in front of Lewis.
However, while I did use the primes for the majority of my shooting, I also brought out the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 for some close-up images as well. Being an acoustic set, I knew I could count on the VR of the telephoto to help make up for the slower aperture.
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