Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker: Summer Plays On Tour with special guest Russell Dickerson at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek.
All the media photographers were placed at the soundboard for this one, which places us about 30 yards from the stage. Although it’s a drag to be this far from the action, I found a good vantage point and I think all of us got some pretty good shots. For this one I attached a Canon Extender EF 1.4x II to my Canon 70-200mm 2.8 which gets me close to a 300mm 4.5 zoom lens and I also brought the Canon 400mm 2.8 which is a must to shoot from the soundboard in most venues, especially Walnut Creek. There was a lot of light, so with the extender attached to 70 – 200 at F4 my ISO was running about 1250 with a shutter speed of 320, and I dialed in the 400mm a shutter speed of 400, F2.8 at an ISO of 1250.