Radiohead

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

With two encores and a righteous smackdown of light and sound, Radiohead's return to the stage for In Rainbows was nothing short of epic.

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

Setlist:

01. All I Need
02. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
03. Airbag
04. 15 Step
05. Nude
06. Kid A
07. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
08. The Gloaming
09. You And Whose Army?
10. Idioteque
11. Faust Arp
12. Videotape
13. Everything In Its Right Place
14. Reckoner
15. Optimistic
16. Bangers and Mash
17. Bodysnatchers

(Encore 1)
18. Exit Music (For A Film)
19. Myxomatosis
20. My Iron Lung
21. There There
22. Fake Plastic Trees

(Encore 2)
23. Pyramid Song
24. House of Cards
25. Paranoid Android

Photographer's Notes:

Had a blast photographing this concert. Any gig that involves Radiohead and catchflash is OK by me.

Photos of Radiohead performing Live May 5, 2008

That, and a spread in SPIN:

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Lighting:

The lighting for this show and its first three songs was relatively simple. Three distinct color treatments for each song – red, green, and blue, respectively. During the first song and its dull reddish hue, it was a actually a little concerning to think of what might be in store for all the press photographers. When the rich, eerie green of the second song made the show come to life from a photography perspective fo rme.

Lenses & Gear:

I shot this gig using the D3 with the trio of my f/2.8 zooms: 14-24mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, and 70-200mm f/2.8.

Exposure & Metering:

For the majority of the set, I shot at 1/200 and f/2.8 at ISO 3200, though ISO 6400 cam into play as well for some of the darker portions of the set.

During the dimmest part of the first song, which was easily the darkest of the alloted three, I dropped the shutter speed to 1/25 for a shot at 14mm. For the third song, I went up to 1/250 for a few sequences, bumping up to 1/500 for the brightest portions of the lighting scheme.

End Notes:

Want more photos of Radiohead? Check out the band's set at Lollapalooza 2008.

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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