Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles @ the Pageant - 2008.10.28

October 28, 2008 – Performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Sara Bareilles delivered her sparkling brand of piano pop to a legion of adoring fans.

Sara Bareilles @ the Pageant - 2008.10.28

Sara Bareilles @ the Pageant - 2008.10.28

Sara Bareilles @ the Pageant - 2008.10.28

Sara Bareilles @ the Pageant - 2008.10.28

Sara Bareilles @ the Pageant - 2008.10.28

Photographer's Notes:

As with many performers who are seated at a piano, Sara Bareilles was an interesting challenge in several regards. To begin with, the singer's close position adjacent to a large stationary object was a major consideration for this performance.

The lighting for this set was quite simple, with warm white light from the house setup shining constantly for most of the first two songs. Magenta accent lighting added a little pop from the back of the stage, mostly during the second song.

I used the Nikon D3 and Nikon D700 for this performance, utilizing the 70-200mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 for this set, using the telephoto for the majority of the set.

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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