Chapter 17. Gear

Sometimes you can stand front stage; sometimes you have to stand 20 meters away. One moment you get a lot of light; the next moment you may get only candlelight during an acoustic song. How do you overcome these technical problems? How do you measure the light with these constant changes? How and on what do you focus? Which camera and lens do you need to get optimal results? It all has to do with the quality of your equipment.

Alicia keys, 2008. Nikon D3, 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800, 200 mm

Figure 17.1. Alicia keys, 2008. Nikon D3, 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800, 200 mm

Rachelle Ferrell, 2009. Nikon D3, 1/320 sec, f/4, ISO 5600, 280 mm

Figure 17.2. Rachelle Ferrell, ...

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