Rev Theory is not necessarily my type of music, but I can’t deny that they put on a great show. Frontman Rich Luzzi was on the risers at the front of the stage the majority of the first three songs, with the rest of the band not far behind. They were both musicians and performers, which I think is so important, especially when you’re opening up for Halestorm and Shinedown. It would have been easy to get lost in a such a powerful line-up, but I thought that Rev Theory definitely held their own.
Rev Theory is definitely one that you’re going to want a wide angle lens for. Really. If you don’t have a wide angle, go rent one for their show. As mentioned, they were on the front of the stage for practically the entirety of the first three songs, and they weren’t afraid of cameras. I loved using the wide-angle on them so much that I even broke out my fisheye, which I rarely do when I have to adhere to the three song limit. The band moves around, and quickly, so I had both eyes open for this one – one concentrating on my shot, and one looking around to make sure I wasn’t missing a better shot. Ultimately, they’re just fun to photograph.
Exposures for this set were around 2500-6400 ISO (usually closer to 6400), with 1/125-1/200 shutter speeds, and at f/2.8. The 16-35mm was heavily used, obviously.