Metal-studded gauntlets, cut-off t-shirts and all, Conquest opened up for Anvil on the Anvil experience to rock the Pageant with a little oldschool heavy metal. Even with lighting that had me practically scrambling for primes, this performance was an unexpected surprise and a lot of fun to cover.
This gig was just no frills old-school heavy metal. Which meant that, even with a pretty basic treatment by the lighting tech, Conquest were a fun shoot. Metal is one genre that's consistently translates into good music photography. Who doesn't love hair whips, right?
Lighting was borderline, but I stuck it out with my f/2.8 zooms, preferring to shoot at ISO 3200 and more marginal shutter speeds than give up the flexibility of framing. The 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 did the trick for this gig, with just a few snaps with the 14-24mm for a little stage-front shredding.
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.
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