There are few bands I look forward to photographing more than Steel Pulse… actually I can’t think of any other band I would rather spend an evening with. Over the years I have developed a great relationship with both the band and management that allows me a little more time and access to shoot. That results in two issues, I end up with a lot of images, and editing them down to a small set is really tough.

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

The show was at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa as part of the Orange County Fair concert series. It was a packed house for the double bill of Steel Pulse and Ziggy Marley. I did not stay for the Ziggy portion of the show as I did not ask to shoot his portion of the show and I needed to get back to San Diego.

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

The Pacific Amphitheatre does not have a photo pit and I didn’t want to get in the way of the fans in the front row after the show started. That meant shooting from a pretty extreme side stage angle but it did lead to some shots I have never got before.

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)
All the images were shot using the Nikon D750 and Nikon D4 camera bodies and the 24-70mm f/2.8 and the 70-200mm f/2.8 Nikkor lenses. Here are the rest of the images.

 

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

 

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Steel Pulse preform at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 13, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Here is looking towards more Steel Pulse shows this year.

 

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