Photos: Usher – OMG Tour 2010

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Photographer's Notes:

This shoot for Usher's OMG tour was hugely bright, so much so that you could probably shoot this tour with a kit lens. However, that bright light didn't go to waste, because it was very useful for keeping shutter speeds high during this kinetic set.

This show actually reminded me in some ways of No Doubt's epic 2009 tour, with the abundant white light, high energy, and non-stop action. Leaving the pit after photographing Usher, I felt like this was easily one of the top 5 most fun sets to shoot of the year.

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

During the second song, Usher goes to the back of the stage and performs on a platform for about half of the number, so bring a telephoto.

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Even with a telephoto (I used the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8), the shooting opportunities are relatively limited, so feel free to take that opportunity to change lenses if you like before he comes back to the front of the stage.

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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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