Preview: Drummer DJ Swanson
Quick preview of drummer and friend DJ Swanson from a promotional shoot we did recently. You may recall DJ from the shoot with his band Interplause.
- Nikon D3
Lighting Equipment Used:
- Nikon SB-900 x3
- Nikon SB-600 x2
- Manfrotto 9′ Quick Stack lighstands x2
- Nikon SD-9 battery pack x2
- Lastolite Ezybox 15″ Softbox
- Pocketwizard FlexTT5 for Nikon x4
- Pocketwizard MiniTT1 for Nikon
We did it up in a style Joe McNally would have been proud of – or at the very least, we used more than two remote speedlights for this. All in all, a total of 5 speedlights – my entire arsenal – went into these shots.
Stay tuned for the full set of images and the precise shooting notes, as well as a few behind-the-scenes snaps. Oh, and did I mention that I'll be diagramming the lighting setups for these shots, too?
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My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography
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 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 70-200mm 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 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.