Alternative Metal favorites Deftones deliver a blistering set in direct support of Avenged Sevenfold at Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, Ga. There are three givens when shooting this artist. All three were met exquisitely.
Shooting the Deftones ensures three givens. The artists are going to be fast. The music is going to be furious. The lighting is going to be a freaking challenge. The three song limit featured mostly washes of red and led blue with exposures falling about 1/320 F3.2 ISO5000, slightly underexposed to the meter to compensate for the single color and to boost the shutter to stop the action on stage. The very occasional flare of white lights represented a 3 stop increase further aiding in the shooting challenge. Photography duties fell to the still capable Nikon D700’s paired with the 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 (mostly for the drummer).