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Photos: Arctic Monkeys

Photos: Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys rolled the Pageant in support of their third studio album, Humbug, with a display of dramatic uplighting and flare-up white lights from the sides and back of the stage.

Photos: Arctic Monkeys

Photos: Arctic Monkeys

Photos: Arctic Monkeys

Photos: Arctic Monkeys

Photographer's Notes:

Arctic Monkeys were a super quick shoot. Three songs, a little flashing light, and it was all over. Overall, stage treatments for Arctic Monkeys was mercurial at best, with variable lighting in several forms.

The most prominent during the first song were incandescent uplights, which flared up at intervals – just slow enough to be workable, but fast enough to be missed once they were gone.

Other short-duration lights included strobes and strong backlighting, which featured heavily in the second song. The third song gave a slight reprieve in more constancy – albeit of the red variety.

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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