VersaEmerge

VersaEmerge: Concert photos

After our portrait shoot, VersaEmerge flew out of the gates to start off the Love Drunk Tour properly with a crushing performance that the tone for the sold-out show at the Pageant.

VersaEmerge: Concert photos

VersaEmerge: Concert photos

VersaEmerge: Concert photos

VersaEmerge: Concert photos

VersaEmerge: Concert photos

Photographer's Notes:

Prior to the start of the concert, I had a quick photo shoot with Blake, Sierra, and Devin of VersaEmerge and had a blast with the group, so I was eager to catch their stage performance. I'd missed VersaEmerge while I was shooting portraits backstage at Warped Tour this summer, but the group had a lot of buzz and was glad to catch up with them on the Love Drunk Tour.

VersaEmerge put on a fiery set that was a lot of fun to photograph. The band uses three small risers set up at the front of the stage, so in addition to the band's monitors, there were plenty of props for the band members to get a leg up on to rock out. As it usually goes with a setup like this, it was little bit of “musical chairs,” with the band members on constant rotation on the risers.

I photographed this set with a little bit of wireless flash, with an SB-900 on-camera and an SB-600 as the remote flash.

End Notes:

Stay tuned for the portraits of these guys, as well as the sets from Boys Like Girls and the rest of the bands on this tour. If you haven't seen them yet, you can see the images from Cobra Starship's set here, as well as photos of A Rocket To The Moon.

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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