Jesse Malin @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, NYC - 3.9.10 (14)

Jesse Malin @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, NYC – 3.9.10

March 28, 2010 | Concert Photography

On March 9th, Jesse Malin & The St Mark’s Social opened up the Gogol Bordello show at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. I haven’t heard of Jesse Malin’s music before so it was nice to see him live. I liked his songs, and really enjoyed his brand new CD which comes out shortly on Side One Dummy. Shooting his set was a little difficult but I think I managed to get a few decent shots.

You can check out a full review of the show at here.

The lighting for Jesse’s set consisted of blues, reds and purples for the most part. I’m was hoping the lighting was going to get better for Gogol because they move around a lot. Jesse was standing in his spot for the most part so it was a little bit easier capturing him on the stage with the dark colored lighting. I just wish lighting designers would add white front lighting to every show. It would make life easier for the photographers, and I just think it looks nicer. But enough of that, for this set I used the 50mm f1.4 lens and my wide angle lens 18-70mm f3.5-4.5. Irving Plaza stage is simply too low for the 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Even the 50mm f1.4 lens is tough to shoot there. Especially when it’s on a cropped body like the Nikon D300. But you simply adjust to that and shoot from the sides of the stage or lean as far back as you can.

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