Photos: Alice Cooper @ The Halloween Hootenanny

Co-headlining the Halloween Hootenanny and the return of the Gruesome Twosome with Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper brought the big theatrics in a performance that left no doubt that the King of Shock Rock still reigned supreme.

Photographer's Notes:

It was a true thrill to photograph Alice Cooper on the Halloween Hootenanny Tour teamed up with Rob Zombie. It's a little incredible to me that  someone who's been in the music business for so long still allows photographs front-stage access when pop divas are turning to soundboard restrictions.

In case there was any doubt: Cooper's still got it. Tons of theatrics and props from the King of Shock Rock, and lots of energy.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

For this set, I used a little bit of everything. For the two songs, I switched in between the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 pretty frequently. When Alice Cooper was close, he was a prime midrange zoom target, but he also moved to the midstage quite a bit, meaning the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 was indispensable.

I pulled out the ultra-wide Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 when Cooper took to the bass stacks in the pit during the third song. Other than that, there were just a few other one-off instances where I used the lens – For the most part, the 24mm of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 worked just fine for the wide needs of this show.

End Notes:

Stay tuned for the full set of Rob Zombie coming up. In the meantime, check out images of the Murderdolls, who kicked off the Halloween Hootenanny.

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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