Ozzy Osbourne. He's been called the Prince of Darkness and the Godfather of Heavy Metal. In my second gig shoot of the year, I finally crossed off Ozzy from my music photography bucket list. Needless to say, the music icon did not disappoint.
I had an absolute blast photographing Ozzy Osbourne. Even though it was a quick two-song shoot for my date, the lighting treatments varied enough to keep things interesting, and Ozzy still has a spark in him that keeps photographers on their toes.
I used the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 on the Nikon D3 for the majority of shooting. There was enough distance between the pit and Ozzy to make the 70-200mm the perfect range on the full-frame D3. If I were only shooting Ozzy, I could have easily just used this combo for the two songs without regret.
For Ozzy's guitarist Gus G., however, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 on the D700 was great. Gus's mic stand was set back from the front of the stage, but he comes forward often enough that the wide angle of the 24-70mm definitely came in handy.