Sick Puppies

Sick Puppies

One thing I like about photographing three-piece bands? It keeps things simple. But just because Sick Puppies have a minimum of members, one should never underestimate their intensity.

Opening up for Breaking Benjamin and Papa Roach, Australia's Sick Puppies came in with the crushing live show that's built them such a dedicated following.

Sick Puppies

Sick Puppies

Sick Puppies Photos

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Sick Puppies

Photographer's Notes:

This show was easily the most challenging set of the night to photograph, not only for the very dim lighting, but also for Sick Puppies' supreme intensity on-stage.

Between Mark Goodwin wailing away on drums to Emma Anzai's ferocious slap bass style and Shimon Moore's vehement delivery on vocals and guitar, the band put on a great show that was a blast to photograph. With three songs, the time flew by.

Due to to the six-foot stage and the band being relatively set back from the front of the stage, I relied on the 24-70mm and 70-200mm for this performance. The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 stayed in my bag.

End Notes:

Looking for more photos of Sick Puppies? Check out their performance at the Pageant in 2008.

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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