Low light concert photography: Analecta at Generic Store
Last night I dropped by Generic in downtown South Bend to catch Analecta play a live set. Decided to play with my Nikon D700′s high ISO settings in low light. I positioned myself in an open spot across from most of the moving lighting where pretty much all the light was above and behind the bassist up front. It would make your eyes crazy after a few minutes, not to mention mess with a camera’s autofocus. Perfect spot for test shots. The D700 locked focus excellently even in very harsh backlight on top of all the less-than-ideal setings. Seriously – concert lighting is rarely rigged for photography, which makes it all the more fun to find and make good shots in dodgy lighting.
Nikon D700 with 24mm lens. ISO 3200, 1/25th sec @ f/2.8
10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens – 1/4 sec exposure at f/3.5 to burn in some of the color. Not even the black ceiling is that dark any more.