Dashboard Confessional @ Rock Band Live

Dashboard Confessional @ Rockband Live -- 2008.10.19

October 19, 2008 – Led by Chris Carrabba, Dashboard Confessional thrilled fans with performances of crowd-pleasers like “Screaming Infidelities,” “Stolen,” and “Thick As Thieves” at Rock Band Live 2008.

Dashboard Confessional @ Rockband Live -- 2008.10.19

Dashboard Confessional @ Rockband Live -- 2008.10.19

Dashboard Confessional @ Rockband Live -- 2008.10.19

Dashboard Confessional @ Rockband Live -- 2008.10.19

Dashboard Confessional @ Rockband Live -- 2008.10.19

Dashboard Confessional @ Rockband Live -- 2008.10.19

Dashboard Confessional @ Rockband Live -- 2008.10.19

Dashboard Confessional @ Rockband Live -- 2008.10.19

Dashboard Confessional @ Rockband Live -- 2008.10.19

Photographer's Notes:

This was a really straight forward shoot. After The Plain White T's set and its great light, I was wondering what the rest of the event would bring. As luck would have it, the lighting for Dashboard Confessional was pretty nice, with a welcome spotlight on singer Chris Carrabba and lots of bright color washes over the background.

Dashboard's set also made use of vertical lighting accents on the sides of the stage, which provide a nice graphic feel to some of the shots.

Carrabba was a relatively easy target for this show, as the he spent most of the first two songs planted firmly at his mic stand due to his singing duties.

With only two songs to shoot, I concentrated mostly on the frontman, though pickingup a few shots here and there wasn't too difficult, either.

End Notes:

That's it for Rock Band Live 2008. Check out the sets from Panic At The Disco and The Plain White T's if you haven't already!

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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