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 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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