Brand New = White Hot Pain

brand_new_photopass.jpg Just back from the Pageant, where Brand New performed with support from Thrice and MewithoutYou. It was all feast or famine at this show, with heavy use of strobes and blinding backlighting punctuating relative darkness during Brand New's set. MewithoutYou, performing first, had a dull red wash for most of the first three, with a few shifts to a blue wash.

Thrice, up next, didn't allow any photography during their hour-long set, which is just as well, because it was like watching a bug zapper on a summer night: a few flashes every now and then, but otherwise pretty dark.

Images coming up soon, but to anyone who is going to be photographing this tour, just know that you're in for a world of pain, particularly of the white-hot strobe variety.

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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