A cool black metal show after the last crazy hardcore one. We had the chance to have Enslaved and Insomnium at Theatre Corona in Montreal. The opening band was Black Anvil. A good night, a bit long with more than one hour between Enslaved and Insomnium, with a couple of nice photos. I hope that you will like them !
It was my first time seeing Insomnium and I should say that it was a really nice suprise ! I really like their music and I will definitly see them again.
Shooting Black Anvil
Black Anvil as a classic black metal band likes to play with dark lighting. But I must say that it is pretty nice dark lighting. You need to shoot with high iso, I was around 3200, and 6400 could have been better for some situations. But even with a bit of noise, you would end up with nice pictures.
The band had put on some makeup, but with the lighting, it does not really show in the photos.
It was the best lighting of the night by far! Such a pleasure to shoot. The first and third songs had not pretty lighting, but the second one… I rarely had so much light! On top of that, the band was moving quite a bit so it was perfect timing. If they do that for all their shows, the second song will be your money time.
Not sure why, but Enslaved had pretty bad lighting. This is uncommon for a headline. There was not that much light, and the colors were… a bit random ? Not sure if this is their usual setup or if it was just bad luck, but it was hard to take good pictures. Or maybe they are just suffering from the comparison with Insomnium lighting that was just too good.
The band is still good on stage, they are moving well around the stage, interacting with each other and the audience. Do not forget the drummer! He is a good client providing nice expressions.
Gear used for Enslaved and Insomnium at Theatre Corona:
My gear for Enslaved and Insomnium at Theatre Corona:
Feels more and more that a 24-70 F2.8 could be useful on many occasions, I rarely go to the 200mm in those kinds of venues, so a 70mm could be enough. Would require a test to confirm.
Thank Thorium Mag, who allowed me to get to Studio TD to shoot the event.
Let me know what you think about the photos!
You can find the rest of the gallery here.