Conquest

Concert photos of Conquest @ the Pageant

Metal-studded gauntlets, cut-off t-shirts and all, Conquest opened up for Anvil on the Anvil experience to rock the Pageant with a little oldschool heavy metal. Even with lighting that had me practically scrambling for primes, this performance was an unexpected surprise and a lot of fun to cover.

Concert photos of Conquest @ the Pageant

Concert photos of Conquest @ the Pageant

Concert photos of Conquest @ the Pageant

Concert photos of Conquest @ the Pageant

Concert photos of Conquest @ the Pageant

Photographer's Notes:

This gig was just no frills old-school heavy metal. Which meant that, even with a pretty basic treatment by the lighting tech, Conquest were a fun shoot. Metal is one genre that's consistently translates into good music photography. Who doesn't love hair whips, right?

Lighting was borderline, but I stuck it out with my f/2.8 zooms, preferring to shoot at ISO 3200 and more marginal shutter speeds than give up the flexibility of framing. The 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 did the trick for this gig, with just a few snaps with the 14-24mm for a little stage-front shredding.

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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