Boys Like Girls

Boys Like Girls Concert Photos

After high energy performances by Cobra Starship, The Maine, and VersaEmerge, Boys Like Girls finished off the Love Drunk Tour with the perfect pop-punk touchdown that had the sold-out crowd pogoing out of their neon.

Boys Like Girls Concert Photos

Boys Like Girls Concert Photos

Boys Like Girls Concert Photos

Boys Like Girls Concert Photos

Boys Like Girls Concert Photos

Photographer's Notes:

After a night of punishing lighting, Boys Like Girls topped off the night with the brightest lights of the night. Still, the set was punctuated with lots of short-duration, high-intensity lighting, which of course is always a nice challenge.

Singer Martin Johnson, for the most part, just rocked the mic. With the straight-up style of mic stand, shooting angles were more limited for the frontman.

My favorite shot of the night came when guitarist Paul DiGiovanni  jumped up on one of the risers stage left, just in time to be blasted by a side light and the uplighting from the riser. A quick spin of the dials and then DiGiovanni was gone.

I shot this set with the standard three f/2.8 zooms in my bag: the Nikok 14-24, 24-70, and 70-200.

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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