I really love photographing concerts. Each show is a new set of challenges and I still get a rush when the house lights go down and the stage lights go up.
Then there are shows like last night.
Let’s call them bucket list shows. Performers that I have always wanted to photograph. Roger Waters was high on that bucket list and I finally got to photograph him last night. It was a stunning show and while there seemed to be a great deal of miscommunication as to shooting times, and positions, the whole thing went off well and I came away with some images that I am really pleased with.
I used a combination of three cameras and three lenses for this shoot. The Nikon D4 with a 70-200mm f/2.8 and Nikon D700 with a 24-70mm f/2.8 and a Nikon D3 with a 16mm f/2.8 fisheye. I didn’t have to change lenses at any time, just switch cameras. Worked well in the big photo pit area, probably wouldn’t try it in a smaller area.
This was truly one of the best shows I have ever seen. The musicians sounded amazing, the stage was epic and the Wall was something to behold. The only downside to shooting up close is that you never really get to capture the whole wall. This was one of those shows that will be talked about for years to come.
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