Portraits: Novella

Novella -- Portraits

The boys of metalcore band Novella have been making a splash on the scene, from playing Warped Tour to a public beef with The Devil Wears Prada. In between all the notoriety, I caught up with the guys for a photo shoot downtown at a posh hotel.

Here are a few shots from the session:

Novella -- Portraits

Novella -- Portraits

Novella -- Portraits

Novella -- Portraits

Novella -- Portraits

After the full group portraits, we did a few individuals just for fun, with one common theme: getting up close and personal at 14mm.

Novella -- Portraits

Novella -- Portraits

Novella -- Portraits

Novella -- Portraits

Photographer's Notes:

Overall, the band went into this shoot with an interest in images with a lighter feel than some of the other shots they'd had done. They were over the dark and dingy look they'd had in the past, and keen on a slightly brighter look

All these shots were made with a simple three-light set up. We used an SB-600 into a 60″ umbrella as the key light, with two bare SB-600s for kicker and fill.

I shot this set with the Nikon D3, Nikon 14-24mm, and Nikon 24-70mm. A Nikon SB-900 was used as the commander unit.

End Notes:

Big shout out to the guys of Novella for being great subjects. Thanks to Dave Mullis for assisting and consulting on this shoot.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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