Live Music – Veil of Maya – All Stars Tour 2013

Technical death metal band Veil of Maya performing during the All Stars Tour at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on July 19th, 2013. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Storming the stage of the All Stars Tour, Veil of Maya brought some progressive metal to The Paramount recently, just don’t call it djent

Technical death metal band Veil of Maya performing during the All Stars Tour at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on July 19th, 2013. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Technical death metal band Veil of Maya performing during the All Stars Tour at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on July 19th, 2013. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano) Technical death metal band Veil of Maya performing during the All Stars Tour at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on July 19th, 2013. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano) Technical death metal band Veil of Maya performing during the All Stars Tour at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on July 19th, 2013. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano) Technical death metal band Veil of Maya performing during the All Stars Tour at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on July 19th, 2013. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano) Technical death metal band Veil of Maya performing during the All Stars Tour at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on July 19th, 2013. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano) Technical death metal band Veil of Maya performing during the All Stars Tour at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on July 19th, 2013. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano) Technical death metal band Veil of Maya performing during the All Stars Tour at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on July 19th, 2013. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Notes:

Having shot Veil of Maya (also known at times as Veil of Maybe) once before, I had a pretty good idea what to expect.  Dim purple and red lighting, and wild stage movements from Marc Okubo and Danny Hauser.  Trying to time one of their great movements alongside a decent bit of lighting is certainly one of the most challenging things of shooting Veil of Maya currently.  As long as they keep climbing up the ladder, hopefully at some point, they’ll have a dedicated lighting director to give them (and me) something to work with.

There were a lot of shots of both Marc and Dan that I had to dump simply because even though they were very cool and interesting (and certainly when shooting VoM, you’ll end up with plenty) they were not in great focus.  One thing I really strive for in shots that are tact sharp, and when the lighting is low and random, it makes auto-focus difficult, and your shutter speed has to be lower to compensate for the light.  This brings in a lot of motion blur, and not in a good way.

Equipment:

Nikon D3 w/ 24-70 2.8

Nikon D600 w/ 80-200 2.8

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