2008: A Year in Photo Passes

ishootshows.com: A Year in Photo Passes

Here's a snap of the photo passes I collected in 2008. From Radiohead to Metallica and Marilyn Manson to the Jonas Brothers, it was a wild and varied year of shows big and small.

The prize for the biggest pass goes to Metallica (the big black pass, lowe center). As one photog said, “They should have just given us t-shirts!” The runner up was the pass for Lil Wayne in August (lower left, with “staff” in caps), which was a large laminate card produced by the venue since it was a one-off show.

From a design point of view, I enjoyed the credentials from Erykah Badu, Radiohead, Project Revolution, and Sammy Hagar.

Do some of these passes look familiar to you? Let me know if you shot any of the same tours in 2008, I'd love to hear from you. You can see this image on Flickr with my notes here.

You can read about the rest of my 2008 here.

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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