For the first time in a very long time, I photographed a show like I used to; in a small club with dim lights, a fast prime lens and no photo pass. I grabbed my D3, and headed out to Le Poisson Rouge for Sweden’s trippy electronic quartet Little Dragon.
If you’ve ever wondered what some of the other Nikon color modes look like – I photographed the entire show with the camera set to “black + white” mode. All the goodies after the jump.
I shot this set entirely with the 50mm f/1.8. Since I didn’t have a photo editor to answer to in the morning, I kept the ISO at 3200, the aperture at f/1.8 and let me shutter speed slide as low as 1/10 of a second. The lighting was perfect for the down-tempo beats but pretty awful for color photographs. Still, I’m amazed how well the D3 autofocus system functioned when presented with a near absence of light.
As I mentioned above, all of the photos were taken in black + white mode. Conversion from RAW to JPEG was courtesy of Nikon Capture NX2. No noise reduction was used.