I have to say – I was really surprised by just how great the lighting turned out to be for Bright Eyes at the Pageant. This was a hugely anticipated show on a lot of levels, and at least from a production standpoint, Connor Oberst and company didn't disappoint.
- Nikon D7000
This show started out with very dramatic and moody color washes in the first song, which gave way to much brighter lighting in the second and third songs.
I was shooting this show with just the Nikon D7000 and used a variety of primes, along with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8.
I found the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 surprising good for this show. While normally I prefer this lens a full-frame camera like the Nikon D700 due to the nice wide-angle to short telephoto range, for venues like the Pageant, the increased “reach” of the lens on the APS Nikon D7000 actually works out perfectly.