The Devil Wears Prada: Portrait Preview

Mike Hranica: The Devil Wears Prada band

I caught up with the guys of The Devil Wears Prada on Monday for a quick portrait session before their performance with Killswitch Engage and Dark Tranquillity. Here's a peak at a shot of the band's frontman Mike Hranica.

All the guys were fun to work with, and Mike was especially cool. We were chatting a bit during his solo shots and he mentioned that he's on Flickr all the time, and actually keeps up with photographers who have shot his band.

Then he surprised me a little by mentioned that I'd shot the #1 most interesting photo his band, according to Flickr. Mike then proceeded to ask if I was going to give them a new #1 live photo.

No pressure, right?

Photographer's Notes:

The keylight here is a Nikon SB-900 fired through our very own Chinatown Special DIY beauty dish camera left. There's also a bit of fill from a 45″ umbrella, positioned camera right, and a tiny bit of rim light from behind and the left.

Tech Details:

  • Nikon D3 + 24-70mm f/2.8
  • ISO 200
  • f/9
  • 1/60

End Notes:

Stay tuned for the full set of images from the shoot and the live sets for Killswitch, Prada, and Dark Tranquility. In the meantime, you can check out photos of the last time I photographed The Devil Wears Prada here:

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada @ Pop's

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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