Attracted to Gods

Attracted to Gods @ the Pageant

May 21, 2009 – Just a few shots of Attracted to Gods, who opened up for Atmosphere on the “When God Gives You Ugly Tour.”

Attracted to Gods @ the Pageant

Attracted to Gods @ the Pageant

Attracted to Gods @ the Pageant

Attracted to Gods @ the Pageant

Attracted to Gods @ the Pageant

Attracted to Gods @ the Pageant

Photographer's Notes:

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the light show Attracted to Gods received, thanks to the tour's lighting director. The venue where the guys performed, the Pageant, has a great lighting setup, but all too often opening acts receive a very understated treatment with the house lights. So, when Attracted by Gods was graced with a very deep and atmospheric set, I took a little more notice and set out to work during the first three songs.

Before this show, I did a promo shoot with the band, so it was fun to see them in action on stage.

Large speaker monitors at the front of the stage limited the shooting angles, a fact made more tricky due to the fact that there wasn't a lot of room for them to move around (especially for drummer Brian).

I shot this set primarily with the Niko 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8.

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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