Preview: The New Heathers

The New Heathers (Redbird Records)

Here's a preview from the promo shoot I had with the New Heathers, who are on tour now in support of their new EP – The Fuel, The Fire, The Spark.

I met up with the trio and we had a blast shooting in a great location. This is from the one exterior location we used – the rest in the set are from a really nice space, so stay tuned for those images soon.

We also shot a little video throughout the shoot, so I'll be cutting that and posting some behinds the scenes action, too.

Photographer's Notes:

We used all CLS for this shoot – all wireless flash. In this shot, there are four Nikon Speedlights at work – one SB-600 in an EZYbox softbox boomed over the group, one SB-600 into an umbrella for fill camera right, and two SB-600s as rimlights.

As always, working with Nikon's speedlights was a breeze and they worked flawlessly. While we had some Alien Bees monoblocks on hand, the quick setup and portability of the speedlights was hard to beat.

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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