The Jonas Brothers

Concert Photos: The Jonas Borthers

July 28, 2009 – It's just an average Tuesday night with the Jonas Brothers: Joe, Nick, Kevin, and 15,000 of their closest friends.

Concert Photos: The Jonas Borthers

Concert Photos: Jonas Bros

Concert Photos: The Jonas Borthers

Concert Photos: The Jonas Borthers

Photographer's Notes:

Press shot from the concourse level of the arena for this shoot. The stage is so massive, taking up most of the floor, that we were told the tour preferred media shoot from an elevated position so that we could get better overall coverage of the entire stage. Call me crazy, but I would have loved to be in the pit for this one, even if it meant fewer shots (which was the tour's concern, as voiced by the Live Nation rep).

As it played out, the higher and much more distant shooting position was good for overall shots, but the large stage and the fact that the Bros were working as many angles as possible still meant that the instance of unique and compelling moments was relatively low anyway.

I shot this set exclusive with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8. If you're shooting this tour, bring a 200-400mm f/4 or a 300mm and a teleconverter. And some earplugs!

The real kicker that made this show a little bittersweet was that last year press were allowed to shoot up close and personal with the Brothers Jonas. The trio puts on a really fun live show that shooting from so far back seemed like a bit of a shame.

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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