Preview: Michael Franti & Spearhead

I first photographed Michael Franti & Spearhead opening for John Mayer on the Battle Studies Tour 2010, and after witnessing their high-energy show, I was excited to shoot them again at the smaller house of The Pageant.

Here's a preview from last night's show, showing Michael Franti in usual form, engaging the audience with ease. Shooting notes after the jump.

This shot was made with the Nikon D3 and the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 with the following exposure:

Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 1000
Focal Length: 36.0mm
Exposure Mode: Manual

Thankfully at this show, there were spotlights in the balcony tracking on Franti, so exposure was relatively even (even with the exposure and tint flicker of the spotlights). Needless to say, using an ISO of 1000 at a venue like the Pageant is a rare luxury.

Stay tuned for the full set of images, coming up soon. In the meantime, check out Franti & Co. opening for John Mayer here:

Michael Franti & Spearhead 2010, Battle Studies Tour