Photos: Lamb of God @ Mayhem Fest

Lamb of God performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Following the cakewalk-shoot of Five Finger Death Punch, Lamb of God at Mayhem Fest was a whole other story. Green and blue washes, lots of hair whips, and the frenetic movements of singer Randy Blythe made this set a true challenge.

However, for all the difficulties, every time Blythe came to the front of the stage, put on foot up on the monitors, and unleashed a guttural scream, everything came into line.

Lamb of God performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (Todd Owyoung)

Lamb of God performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Lamb of God performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Lamb of God performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (Todd Owyoung)

Lamb of God performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Lamb of God performing at Mayhem Fest 2010 on July 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photographer’s Notes:

Lamb of God were just a taste of the punishing sets to come – compared to Rob Zombie, these guys had easy lighting. And, hyperbole aside, the lighting was actually great when it was up.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

There was a wall of monitors at the front of the stage, so I favored the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 on the Nikon D3 for Lamb of God's performance. The Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 came into play mostly for cross-stage shooting (you can see this for the shot of bass player John Campbell.

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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