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Preview: Apocalyptica

Here's a little preview of Perttu from Apocalyptica tonight, who performed with Japanese metal heroes Dir en grey.

The full sets of images from Apocalyptica and Dir en grey will be coming up soon. In the meantime, you can check out these past sets from the bands:

Apocalyptica 2008

Dir en grey 2008

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D750:
I use two Nikon D750 for my live music photography. Amazing high ISO performance in a compact body with tons of pro features.
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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    • Todd

      Hey Donnie, thanks. Yes, it was a great show. The stage at this venue is relatively tall, but since there were no monitors, it made for great photography despite the height.

      Very cool to see three cellos shred it like that.

  1. Robert Mullins

    Love these shots Todd … I tell ya what makes me hanker for that D3s with it’s low light capabilities … I love shooting wide open … how much flash are you able to get away with if any …


  2. Photos: Apocalyptica At The Pageant, 2010 |

    […] As always, Apocalyptica was a blast to photograph. After Dir en grey’s performance, all of the monitors were cleared from the stage, leaving the space clear and wide open for the for Eicca, Paavo, and Perttu to shred. Of these three, Perttu seemed to come to the front of the stage just a little more than the other gys, which made for great shooting up close and personal. […]

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