Goldtooth

Concert photos of Goldtooth @ the Pageant

Goldtooth. For a metal band, this is a name I have to love. Opening up for Anvil, Goldtooth started the night off right with an enthusiastic set bathed in glowing orange/red light that was eerily fitting with their name.

Concert photos of Goldtooth @ the Pageant

Concert photos of Goldtooth @ the Pageant

Concert photos of Goldtooth @ the Pageant

Concert photos of Goldtooth @ the Pageant

Concert photos of Goldtooth @ the Pageant

Photographer's Notes:

This show was pretty metal, and Goldtooth definitely set the right mood out of the gates. And who doesn't love a show where there are preschoolers in the audience?

Lighting was pretty low, but the intensity of the band made this shoot enjoyable nonetheless. Lighting was pretty bare, but the band benefited from lots of haze for a nice and atmospheric treatment.

In a testament to the general insanity of modern DSLRs, the images from this set are brighter than how the show appeared to the audience, thanks to a little manual exposure and artistic license.

One very nice thing about this gig was the upfront placement of the drummer, which, together with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, made for some great shooting.

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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