Hanson @ the Pageant -- 2008.09.23

September 23, 2008 – Before the Jonas Brothers, there was Hanson. Performing on the “Walk Around The World Tour,” the three brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma laid down their blend of pop rock – and yes, even a little “MMMBop.”

Hanson @ the Pageant -- 2008.09.23

Hanson @ the Pageant -- 2008.09.23

Hanson @ the Pageant -- 2008.09.23

Hanson @ the Pageant -- 2008.09.23

Photographer's Notes:

Dropping into the pit, I looked up at the balcony, hoping for spotlights. As luck would have it, there was one spot in place. Of course, this feature was a blessing and a curse.

One spotlight. Three brothers. You can see that the math doesn't quite add up. But being able to shoot at ISO 800 for the one lucky bro in the beam? I'll take it.

We were granted two songs in the pit, and, due to the lighting situation, I focused on Taylor on piano. The spotlight flicked over to Isaac for a hot second during a guitar solo, and younger brother Zac was left to the stage lights at the back of the stage on drums.

I used the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 in tandem for this set. After using the D3 and D700 as a two-body setup for the past two months, I've really come to appreciate the speed of a multi-camera system. Expect a write-up on using two bodies soon.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.


Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.


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.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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