Family Force 5

Family Force 5

April 15, 2009 – Headlining the AP Tour 2009, Atlanat's crunkcore kings Family Force 5 brought a raucous dose of crushing riffs, danceable beats, and charged chorus lines that had the pit heaving.

Family Force 5

Family Force 5

Family Force 5

Family Force 5

Family Force 5

Family Force 5

Photographer's Notes:

I'd missed Family Force 5 on Warped Tour last year, but now that I've shot them, I can confidently say that they're pretty much a concert photographer's dream. Awesome energy and just an all around great show.

If there's any show in recent memory that deserved the ultra-wide treatment, this gig was it. Lots of front-of-the-stage action from the FF5 crew.

I shot this performance with the Nikon D3 and switched between the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, with a strong emphasis on the former.

For lighting, in addition to the house lights employed for the band's set, I shot this with a Nikon SB-900 on-camera and an SB-600 fired wirelessly off-camera.

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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