Photos: Lamb of God @ The Pageant
This was a straight out brutal, relentless show. Between a wild light show, a few hundred on-stage hair whips and Randy Blythe trashing around like a man possessed, Lamb of God gave a crushing performance.
- Nikon D3
- Nikon D700
After seeing the relatively great lighting for All That Remains, I was very interested to see what headliners Lamb of God would bring for their stage production. As it turned out, the show was pretty fantastic.
Lighting was all over the place with lots of very intese colored lighting. The great thing about the lighting mix for this show that all these washes were punctuated with contrasting colors as well. It was never just green or red or blue lighting individually – there was always a mix. This effect made for a very striking and saturated light show that, while challenging, made for great photography.
In terms of lenses, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 was king. Even though metal is often well served by an ultra-wide angle lens, the monitors at the front of the stage meant that 24mm was plenty wide.
My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography
I use two of the Nikon D800 for the majority of my work. High resolution, excellent high ISO in a robust but still compact body.
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.