As the second band hitting the stage in Hellsinki Industrial Festival - Pre-Club event was Pedigree. An alternative industrial metal band from Estonia that was completely new to me before this night, so I cannot tell much more about them, but I will definitely be looking out for any of their future visits to Helsinki.
The gear and the challenges
Most of their show was a bit hard to shoot because stage lights were completely blue most of the time. So when they added a bit more colors or at least added more light to the stage, I just tried to take as many photos as I could. I had two cameras with me and the other one had Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM on it and its focus is so slow that I rather just use manual focus with it. I wish I had known that Sony was about to release a Mark II version with way faster auto-focus only slightly after I bought my Mark I.
But that's life. Sometimes tech upgrades just when you think you're keeping up with it and I gotta admit that I'm eyeing the new Sigma 150-600mm Sports for next summer.
The other camera had Sony 24mm F1.4 GM with PrismFX anamorphic effect filter creating those wide flares to the photos. For some reason, I really like to add some dynamic-looking light to the photos, and it's also nice to have two distinct styles of photos in the bunch.
HIF 2021 - Pre Club | Pedigree Band Photo Gallery
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