Figure 12.1. Alter Bridge, 2007. Nikon D200, 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800, 85 mm
Always look for possibilities to include the background light in your photo. Here Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge has the right expression to go with a battery of nice, round old-fashioned fixed spots. Make sure that the microphone is included in the shot; otherwise, you won't be able to tell that the shot is of a singer.
Figure 12.2. Simply Red, 2006. Nikon D2X, 1/1000 sec, f/3.5, ISO 1600, 180 mm
The hair of Mick Hucknall of Simply Red goes ...