Ludo @ The Pageant
The Ludo Christmas show at the Pageant has become something of a cult tradition in recent years, with the 2011 edition bringing out what seemed like several metric tones of Santa hats, elf ears, confetti, and of course an appearance by old Saint Nick himself.
- Nikon D3
- Nikon D700
First off, big shout out to the guys in Ludo for always treating me well at their shows and making me feel welcome. It’s kind of a nice feeling when a band just kinda assumes that you’re going to be shooting from the stage. Even better when the band kindly reminds you to watch out for the confetti cannons on certain songs.
The only tricky thing about this show is the fact that Ludo always lines the front of the stage with Christmas decorations, so it’s not really a great shoot from the pit. I found myself shooting more from the stage than anywhere.
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My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography
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 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 70-200mm 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 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.