Photos: The Whigs

I've seen the Whigs on a few occasions, but their performance opening up for the Kings of Leon was by far their biggest yet. Not only that, but I dare say that the Athens-based band put on the most photogenic set of the night.

Photographer's Notes:

The last time I shot the Whigs, they opened for the Kooks and put on a fantastic set. This was a pretty quick and relatively easy shoot in some regards, but like all live music photography, not without its challenges.

The production for the Whigs was great overall, with a nice mix of white light and uplighting for accents.

The challenges came into play with the very energetic playing style of the band themselves, as well as their relatively distant positions from the front of the stage.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

Due to the height of the stage and the band being set up a meter or so from the edge of the stage (with monitors and uplights lining the front), sightlines were slightly limited for the Whigs. But thanks to nice lighting and the band's own energy, this shoot was still a pleasure compared to Kings of Leon's set later on in the evening.

End Notes:

Want to see how the Whigs' treatment compared  to Kings of Leon? Check out images from the headliners here and see for yourself:

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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