Photos: Brookroyal @ The Pageant
You know what I love to see? A band that rocks out so hard that not even horrible lighting can stop the goodness from being captured in pixels.
Brookroyal is one of those bands, so when they opened for My Chemical Romance, I knew I had to catch their performance – lighting be damned.
The only thing holding back the images from Brookroyal was the weird lighting combos and my own skill. The treatment for Brookroyal’s show had lots of haze and backlighting, which overall looked great. The only real killer was the red/orange/magenta frontlighting on the guys from high in the rafters of the Pageant, which never translates well in images.
I shot this set mostly around ISO 4000, though I started off at ISO 1600 as the first song had some pretty decently bright backlighting. Overall, I used both the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, but it was the midrange zoom that was the real star of this gig. You know, besides the dudes of Brookroyal rocking out – Because they made this shoot easy.
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