It's always a thrill to photograph an artist in private show, performing in an intimate venue just a couple hundred of their diehard fans. That was the scene for B.o.B's recent performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in NYC.
I shot this gig around ISO 3200 — no sweat for the Nikon D800, which I find excellent at high ISO. Lighting for this show was with the house lights — nothing too crazy in terms of production, but plenty nice for such an intimate venue.
One tricky thing here was sharing the front of the stage with video using a steadicam, so it meant shooting from either side of the stage — never truly in the middle. For hip hop artists like B.o.B., I think this worked out just fine, as I'm always seeking clean sight lines over a face full of mic!