A Rocket To The Moon

A Rocket To The Moon

One shot of A Rocket To The Moon's Nick Santino, performing with his band on the Love Drunk Tour with Cobra Starship and Boys Like Girls. Photographer's Notes:

I shot this image with the D3 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 at 38m, f/2.8, 1/100, and ISO 3200.

There was very little front-lighting for ARTTM's set, so I cranked up the ISO from my preferred setting of ISO 1600 on the D3 and lowered the shutter speed a notch below my normal comfort level. With low light photography, between noise, motion blur, and the limitations of your lens opening, something's got to give.

End Notes:

You can see how I shot A Rocket To The Moon the last time they rolled through here in their performance at Pop's.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.


Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.


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.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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