Suicide Silence

Suicide Silence: Live Music Photos

Suicide Silence was the last band up before Megadeth on the Endgame tour and they brought a crushing set of deathcore under equally brutal red lights.I broke out the Nikon Speedlights for this set and went with three Nikon SB-900s to do the job and cut through a bit of the red haze.

Suicide Silence: Live Music Photos

Suicide Silence: Live Music Photos

Suicide Silence: Live Music Photos

Suicide Silence: Live Music Photos

Suicide Silence: Live Music Photos

Suicide Silence: Live Music Photos

Suicide Silence: Live Music Photos

Suicide Silence: Live Music Photos

Suicide Silence: Live Music Photos

Photographer's Notes:

Just as with photographing other hardcore metal bands, Suicide Silence was a nice challenge due to the activity on stage and the plethora of monitors the band used. In addition, there was a riser at the front of the stage for singer Mitch Lucker, whose doubled-over vocals made him a great target during this shoot.

Overall, this gig was very similar in treatment and execution to that of Bring Me The Horizon's performance on this year's Taste of Chaos Tour.

The lighting treatment used for this gig was relatively dark and moody, with a ton of red lights employed at the back of the stage. To compliment this, I used a wireless flash setup that consisted of two remote speedlights (SB-900s) and an SB-900 camera on-camera as the commander. My shutter speed was relatively low, between 1/10 and 1/40 or so in order to pick up enough ambient light at f/2.8 and ISO 1600.

End Notes:

If you haven't seen the preview for Megadeth, you can view those two snaps here. Stay tuned for the full set from the Endgame headliners.

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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