While I hadn't seen or heard Rev Theory before photographing them supporting Black Label Society, I had a good feeling. That hunch was more than fulfilled by a hugely entertaining performance by the band. Even with dim lighting, the band – with the help of some super-fast f/1.4 primes – delivered great images.
- Nikon D3
- Nikon D700
This show was all about the Nikon 35mm f/1.4. While it's a new lens I have to test out in my kit, I certainly didn't go in thinking I'd use it as much as I did for Rev Theory, but it made most of the images you see in this set.
The fast f/1.4 aperture was essential for the band's lighting, and I shot wide open at ISO 3200 for essentially the entire set. Shooting wide open gave me the light to still shoot at a shutter speed fast enough to help keep up with Rev Theory's energetic performance.
Aside from the gear, one of the most noteworthy elements of the production was the epic amounts of haze pumped out over the stage. Gotta love any show with the thick atmosphere like this. While it didn't look so heavy in person, the relatively low light and the fast primes kicked up colors perfectly on the Nikon D700's sensor.