Thrice

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

November 16, 2008 – Supporting Rise Against, post-hardcore rockers Thrice laid into smoldering performance amid a stage of deep color washes and kaleidoscopic backlighting.

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Thrice @ the Pageant -- 2008.11.16

Photographer's Notes:

Aside from the deep washes, the lighting for this set was great. Epic backlighting with loads of smoke and gobo'ed spotlights kicked in with full force for the third song, which capped off the three-song limit nicely.

Relatively long songs made this shoot a little easier as well, and afforded more time to work with the spastic bursts of LED lighting that came from the sides of the stage.

The D3 and D700 rocked the f/2.8 trifecta for this one: 14-24mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm. Overall, I favored the wider lenses, which seemed to suit the lighting schemes best to my eye.

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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