Photos: Courtney Love, Hole

Photos: Courtney Love performing with Hold on July 13, 2010

Taking the stage nearly a full hour late and playing for just an hour – including the encore – Courtney Love seemed to live up to Rolling Stone's title of “the most controversial woman in the history of rock.” Or if not controversial, we'll go with tardy. But, as my friend Amy tweeted, “Only played an hour. Damn. Good hour though.”

Photos: Courtney Love performing with Hold on July 13, 2010

Photos: Courtney Love performing with Hold on July 13, 2010

Photos: Courtney Love performing with Hold on July 13, 2010

Photos: Courtney Love performing with Hold on July 13, 2010

Photos: Courtney Love performing with Hold on July 13, 2010

Photos: Courtney Love performing with Hold on July 13, 2010

Photos: Courtney Love performing with Hold on July 13, 2010

Photographer's Notes:

With Love's mic stand set up several feet back from the edge of the stage and angling back to put the singer even farther back, Hole was a shoot dominated by the telephoto for me.

Courtney Love didn't do much moving during this three-song shoot, so the most interesting thing to photograph was Love's expressions, and for this the new Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 was the perfect lens.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

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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