Photos: Bullet For My Valentine

They came. They saw. They conquered. Just business as usual for Welsh metal band Bullet For My Valentine; The Bamboozle in East Rutherford was no exception.

Photographer's Notes:

I've photographed Bullet For My Valentine on three other occasions, and this fourth shoot was just like all the other: a blast.

Unlike most of the times I've shot Bullet, who seem to love red and dim treatments, the band played in relatively nice open shade in the late afternoon. If anything, the natural light was a little flat, but dim enough that the stage lighting was balanced enough to provide some nice accents. Regardless, it was nice to have the luxury of shooting at extraordinarily high shutter speeds for all that motion-freezing goodness, since BFMV love the hair whips.

For this set, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 did the majority of the work.

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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