Concerts Kennedy Center

Mavis Staples @ Kennedy Center

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After a long month of shooting indie rock shows in small, dimly lit clubs, it’s always nice to get an assignment at the Kennedy Center, where the lights are always great.  Getting a chance to shoot gospel legend Mavis Staples is just icing on the cake.

This concert was held in the terrace Theater, a room I had never shot in before.  It was a soundboard shoot, so I borrowed a 300mm lens and it worked out perfect.  I was able to get a variety of different full bodied vertical shots as well as an assortment of horizontal shots as well.  I took a few snaps with my 70-200mm/2.8 VR I just to be safe but it seemed like most of my best shots came from the 300mm.

For a 70 year-old, Staples can sure belt it out, but then, she’s not a gospel legend for nothing.  Check out the full photo set below.


Mavis Staples @ Kennedy Center – Images by Kyle Gustafson

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