The Bronx – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham, 17th January 2018

My first gig of the year had to be something special. So what better way to kick off my concert photography for 2018 than by going to see, arguably, one the best punk rock bands to see live, The Bronx.

The Bronx played a sold out gig at, what’s starting to feel like my second home, Mama Roux’s in Birmingham. Support for the night came from Ming City Rockers.

To capture these photos, I used my workhorse of a lens, the Sigma 17-50mm, which I’ve mentioned in a previous post about my gear. Generally, flash isn’t supposed to be used in concerts, nor do I normally use it. However, having seen The Bronx a couple of times in the past, I knew frontman, Matt Caughthran, would be spending a lot of time on the floor with the crowd than on stage. I’m also familiar with how the poor the lighting is at Mama Roux’s, so a flash is definitely needed in this place.

With the photos taken on the floor, I used my Godox TT600 flash, with a power setting of 1/32, keeping the camera’s ISO setting 3200, and shutter speed at 1/125s. Photos taken on stage were used without flash, where I raised my ISO to 6400, and shutter speed to 1/200s. The aperture of my lens was always at its most widest at f/2.8. If I sound like I’m talking in another language, I promise, I will explain all of this technical nonsense in another blog post, one that I will write very soon.

I’m not going to write too much about the gig as I already wrote all about it over at Birmingham Review, an online magazine covering events happening all across Birmingham. You can read my article for Birmingham Review about the The Bronx live at Mama Roux’s here.

Enjoy the gallery below.