Photos: Deluka @ Crest Fest

Photos: British band Deluka performing at Crest Fest in Brooklyn on June 19, 2010

With a prime spot at Brooklyn's Crest Fest, British rockers Deluka rocked the stage with a warmly received set that saw the US debut of their new bassist, Robbie G. I was spending the weekend with the Deluka crew before a promotional shoot to share the festivities. The full set from their Crest Fest performance after the jump.

Photos: British band Deluka performing at Crest Fest in Brooklyn on June 19, 2010

Photos: British band Deluka performing at Crest Fest in Brooklyn on June 19, 2010

Photos: British band Deluka performing at Crest Fest in Brooklyn on June 19, 2010

Photos: British band Deluka performing at Crest Fest in Brooklyn on June 19, 2010

Photos: British band Deluka performing at Crest Fest in Brooklyn on June 19, 2010

Photos: British band Deluka performing at Crest Fest in Brooklyn on June 19, 2010

Photos: British band Deluka performing at Crest Fest in Brooklyn on June 19, 2010

Photos: British band Deluka performing at Crest Fest in Brooklyn on June 19, 2010

Photos: British band Deluka performing at Crest Fest in Brooklyn on June 19, 2010

Photographer's Notes:

Big shout out to Deluka – they put on a heck of a set that had the crowd moving, even in the warm weather. This was a short set, but still plenty fun to shoot.

The sun was setting behind Manhattan just as the band was playing, so there was a warm glow in the sky and surrounding buildings while the band played in open shade.

After talking with the band's manager before the show, we agreed to supplement the available light with a little artificial lighting. I used speedlights to provide a little visual pop for this outdoor set, just to push the images out of the more ordinary.

Gear Used:

End Notes:

Big thanks to the band and crew – stay tuned for the full set of promotional band portraits we shot with Deluka, coming up! In the meantime, check out their new video, “Cascade,” here:

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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