One band I made sure to check out at Warped Tour was Black Veil Brides. Between fanatical fans and vehement critics – both seemingly in equal numbers – I had to see for myself what the fuss was about. Personally, I think that any band that can inspire such love and hate is a worthy of some examination, if only to form one's own opinion.
I have to say, Black Veil Brides put on a photogenic show. And somehow, the very harsh afternoon sunlight during their set worked well for their theatrical look, creating plenty of dramatic shadows and drama to compliment the band's look.
For this set, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 almost did it all, with the exception of a few shots. In fact, I think that I could have shot the full set with just a midrange zoom if it came to it without missing much at all.
Plenty of posing in Black Veil Bride's set – in truth, they're a band that makes shooting incredibly easy. I'll leave the rest for the music critics.