Live Music – 38 Special @ The Paramount

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Possibly best known for the hit song, “Hold on Loosely,” rock band 38 Special took to the stage at The Paramount in Huntington, NY recently, and I was one of the few photographers in the pit there to capture this very brightly lit show…

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Rock band .38 Special performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Notes:

It’s pretty rare when I shoot a show, and during the entire editing process, I have to actually lower the exposure because everything just looks too damn bright.

The spotlights for 38 Special at must have been on full blast, because when I was shooting lead vocalist and guitarist Don Barnes and lead guitarist Danny Chauncey, I was shooting at about iso 1600 and 1/320/s shutter speed.  Adding to the fact that while they do move around the stage, they don’t move around nearly as fast as a young metal or hardcore band would, and here I was able with over 500 images to go through that were all super sharp and well exposed.

Unfortunately, I found out shortly before the show that former front man Donnie Van Zant has retired from music and no longer in the band, but Don Barnes still rocks it for 38 Special.  AlsoI felt like I was the youngest person at the show, which was a pretty nice change of pace for my first show of 2014.

Equipment:

Nikon D3 w/ 24-70 2.8
Nikon D600 w/ 80-200 2.8

Check out the full set in the gallery below!

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