Had the opportunity to take pictures at the stadium of fire.
Thanks to Gordon for getting me in, he’s been doing it for many many years, always fun to hang out with him.
I recently posted the fireworks from after the event here.
Brad Paisley and David Archuletta performed as well as a few other bands
I packed light. Meaning I didn’t bring in a bag. Well not a big bag, I did have 2 lens holder bags; one around my neck and the other hooked to my belt. I also carried two cameras for fast changing and also to help me carry the 4th lens that I wanted to carry.
Carrying two cameras has another advantage (beyond helping to carry a lens and for backup) it makes you look more official. There are plenty of people that have DSLRs but rarely will you find a person carrying two cameras to not assigned to cover the event for realsies.
I used the 70-200 a lot because we couldn’t get super close to the stage. I shot with the 85 1.4 because I wanted my pics to stang out a bit more.
And if I didn’t mention it Monday but most of the fireworks pics were taken with the 24-70
A NOTE ON CONCERTS
If any photographers are reading this… OR … people peeved with photographers at concerts.
Please don’t just stand in front of audience members for long periods of time.
Can you get the same shot kneeling down so people can see over you.
Are you not taking a picture at that moment? Are you waiting for a moment?
Can you be out people’s way while you wait?
Move around! I think audience will be alright if you’re only there for a moment, but they paid a lot to be there and don’t want to stare at your head or butt for a full song.
Yes I’m talking to you “photographer” in the green, wish I had written your name down, because you were rude! Not in the intentional way, I just don’t think you realized what you were doing. (And yes I kind of mentioned it to him, but the music was so loud that I don’t think he really understood what I was saying)
Here were a few of the introductory things. Yes that was the guy that crashed into another photographer about 15ft from where I was standing. (Below-left)