Photos: Everest @ The Pageant

Opening for Guster at the Pageant, LA-based Everest threw down a set of spacious rock that had the crowd bopping before the main event.

I'd caught up with Everest earlier this year for a portrait shoot, but wasn't able to catch their live set, so I was glad – and impressed – finally getting to see these guys on stage.

Photographer's Notes:

This was an all-primes show – just like that old portrait shoot, actually. It's amazing what shooting at f/1.4 and ISO 3200 can do to available darkness. The only real trick with primes is the composition – and for me, trying to make the images look like they weren't shot with fixed focal length lenses.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

The little Nikon 50mm f/1.4 actually got a good amount of use with this show, providing a nice, medium framing for the band's setup. The 50mm focal length on a full-frame camera like the Nikon D3 is a classic, and rightfully so. Depend on how you use it, the lens can take on the characteristics of either a mild wide-angle or a slight telephoto, and provides a great utilitarian field of view.

You can read more about the Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S in my full review.

Also, be sure to check out portraits of Everest from back in July when they played the Firebird.

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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