Photos: Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Kicking off the party on the main stage, Five Finger Death Punch put on one of the most fun and photogenic performances of Mayhem Fest. To boot, FFDP had some of the “easiest” lighting of the day, with a nice mix of white light and color washes.

Five Finger Death Punch performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Five Finger Death Punch performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Five Finger Death Punch performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Five Finger Death Punch performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (Todd Owyoung)

Five Finger Death Punch performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Five Finger Death Punch performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Five Finger Death Punch performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photographer's Notes:

Five Finger Death Punch were really a lot of fun to photograph, with lots of energy and movement from the band on stage.

Overall, the lighting for these guys was great, though of course the band benefited from the daylight filtering in under the shed for some nice, airy fill. Still, their set was probably one of the easier performances of the day, not because of the lighting, but because of the engagement of the band on stage.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

Lots of stage front action for this set that made the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 the perfect choice on the full-frame Nikon D3. With the exception of picking up drummer Jeremy Spencer, I could have shot this entirely with the midrange 24-70. Speaking of Jeremy Spencer, good luck; he has an absolutely huge drum kit that seems nearly impenetrable at first glance.

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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