Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Hard rockers Papa Roach attacked the stage following Sick Puppies to deliver a fiery performance for the packed out house of the Scottrade Center.

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Photographer's Notes:

Papa Roach was great to photograph. With bright, white light on the band members, lots of activity on stage, and a big show from the back of the stage, there was a lot to like about this show.

All the band members at the front of the stage were generously lit by spot lights, so stage light for this show was not a problem. Keeping shutter speeds high was generally as easy as it was necessary, as the band was very active during the three songs I photographed.

For this performance, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 were in heavy use. Due to the heavy movement by the band right at the front of the stage, the 70-200mm wasn't employed to any great degree.

Lead guitarist Jerry Horton in particular was a blast to shoot, with plenty hair whips and time rocking out at the edge of the stage.

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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