2018 Favorites - Alyson Coletta

2018 was a challenging year. It started out with me having surgery which put me out of shooting shows for the first couple of months, and even after that I still couldn't go to many shows until almost halfway through the year. But what happened after that really changed things for me. I jumped all in and left my full-time non-music job to pursue working in music, and I never thought it would work out as well as it had. Taking that jump really pushed me to do things I never would have done before. I'm really excited about what 2019 may have in store for me.


For now, here are my favorite photos of 2018. Most of the photos are of iDKHOW and Every Time I Die, but literally no one reading this should be surprised by that. I included the original files for those that wanted to see how the photo looks straight out of the camera. Just tap the arrows to see the original file! I also included the settings/gear I used to capture it. Everything was edited in Lightroom. For any spot removal, it was done in Photoshop. This blog post taught me I have a habit of underexposing because I hate blown out highlights haha.


Thanks to everyone that made 2018 what it was! I'm very grateful for you all.

iDKHOW- Philadelphia, PA

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 4000, f/3.2, 1/250.

Keith Buckley - St. Louis, MO

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 1250, f/2.8, 1/400.

Aimee Interrupter - Columbia, MD

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 500, f/3.5, 1/320.

Ryan Seaman - Philadelphia, PA

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8. Settings: ISO 2500, f/3.2, 1/250.

Every Time I Die - Buffalo, NY

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 4000, f/3.2, 1/400.

Andy Williams - Buffalo, NY

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 3200, f/5.0, 1/400 (I knew the lights for this would be really bright or really dark. I took a chance on them being really bright...clearly I guessed wrong).

Jeremy McKinnon - Allentown, PA

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 3200, f/6.3, 1/320. I messed up the exposure for this because I adjusted my aperture and not my ISO by accident, but I saved it, so it's fine!!!

Kevin Jordan - Pomona, CA

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 400, f/3.2, 1/400.

Jordan Buckley - Brooklyn, NY

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Flash: Nikon SB-700. Settings: ISO 640, f/6.3, 1/200.

Dallon Weekes - Asbury Park, NJ

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 3200, f/4.5, 1/400.

Every Time I Die - Buffalo, NY

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 5000, f/2.8, 1/400.

Dallon Weekes - Asbury Park, NJ

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 2000, f/4.0, 1/500.

Tyler Burgess - Houston, TX

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 640, f/4.0, 1/640.

Keith Buckley - Phoenix, AZ

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 4000, f/3.2, 1/250.

Bert McCracken - Stroudsburg, PA

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8. Settings: ISO 2500, f/4.0, 1/400.

Ryan Seaman - Asbury Park, NJ

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 3200, f/3.2, 1/400.

Clayton Holyoak  + Jordan Buckley - Camden, NJ

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 1600, f/11, 1/500.

Aimee Interrupter - Philadelphia, PA

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8. Settings: ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/320.

Dallon Weekes - Asbury Park, NJ

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 3200, f/4.0, 1/400.

Jordan Buckley - Mansfield, MA

Camera: Nikon D750. Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. Settings: ISO 400, f/5.0, 1/500.

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