Photos: REO Speedwagon

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Co-headlining with Pat Benatar, REO Speedwagon rocked a huge crowd at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Despite being somewhat packed in with fans in the first row of seating without a dedicated photo pit, this shoot was a blast to photograph thanks to the tremendous energy Kevin Cronin and crew brought to the stage.

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Photos: REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar

Photographer's Notes:

Since there was no dedicated photo pit for  this concert, I was basically shooting from the first row of seats, mixed in with the fans. In between the seats and the stage was a big stack of bass speakers, which the fans lined up on, so I was basically shooting just behind them during the first three songs.

Lining the back of the stage was a large LED display as the main lighting feature, so the trick for REO Speedwagon was being central enough to catch the LEDs in the background, but off-axis just enough to get some separation and clean angles.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

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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