Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Opening for Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada delivered a performance of signature intensity. Characterized by massive breakdowns, relentless energy, and one questionable ‘stache, for this music photographer, these guys stole the show.

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada

Photographer's Notes:

For me, this last photo sums up the show for me in terms of subjects, as frontman Mike Hranica and drummer Daniel Williams were, for me, the best subjects of the show, but for individual reasons.

With Hranica, there's an inescapable, in-your-face intensity with the singer dominating the monitors and risers at every turn. He's like a man possessed.

Daniel Williams, on the other hand, is probably the best lit guy on stage, thanks to dedicated lighting set up just behind his Truth Custom Drums set. Translucent drums + light reflecting from the cymbals = concert photography success.

Lighting for this show is explosive and patchy, but it's certainly workable if you're determined. There's lots of red light during the first song, but that gives way to some nice white light during the second song, which in turn transitions to blue washes during the third song.

End Notes:

Photographer or not, fan or not, go check these guys out. They blow up the stage.

Want more photos of The Devil Wears Prada? Check out the full gallery here and also the guys' performance at Pop's in late 2008: The Devil Wears Prada @ Pop's

You can also see a portait of Mike Hranica that I shot during a portrait session I did with The Devil Wears Prada – stay tuned for the full set next week.

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.
More Gear Recommendations

Help Support www.ishootshows.com

If this article or any other content on www.ishootshows.com was helpful to you, please consider supporting this site and grabbing your next photo gear purchase through one of my affiliate links:

Simply clicking through any product links on this site helps me bring you free content like the photography tips and gear reviews regularly posted on www.ishootshows.com, and naturally it doesn't cost you a cent more.