Preview: Bleeding Through

Bleeding Through - Promo Shoot

February 22, 2009 – I met up with melodic metalcore group Bleeding Through for a quick shoot. While the full set is coming, I just had to share this individual portrait of guitarist Jona Weinhofen.

While Bleeding Through's Brandan Schieppati has “Lost Love” on his knuckles, Weinhofen here had “Rock [&] Roll” inked on his digits.

For me, this shot alone made the shoot all worth it, even before taking a look at the group shots. In fact, I couldn't resist dropping it into the newly refreshed Portrait Portfolio.

Shooting Notes:

I shot this with the Nikon D3 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. The exposure was f/16 at 1/250 and ISO 200, with the intent to underexpose the ambient by about two stops.


The lighting for this shot consisted of four Nikon SB-600s. I ganged two of the speedlights camera left, while the other two speedlights were at 45º behind the subject. The sun was positioned camera left.

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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