Photos: Romeo Santos @ Yankee Stadium

Romeo Santos performing at Yankee Stadium on July 11, 2014

I had the assignment of shooting Romeo Santos, the “King of Bachata,” for Rolling Stone last month. As a music photographer, it's always a thrill to shoot at big venues. After all, when we all start out in concert photography, it's these big shows that we often dream of, so shooting at a venue as large and renowned as Yankee Stadium was a real treat. Here are some of my favorite images from this shoot for Rolling Stone.

Romeo Santos performing at Yankee Stadium on July 11, 2014

Romeo Santos performing at Yankee Stadium on July 11, 2014

Romeo Santos performing at Yankee Stadium on July 11, 2014

Romeo Santos performing at Yankee Stadium on July 11, 2014

Romeo Santos performing at Yankee Stadium on July 11, 2014

Romeo Santos performing at Yankee Stadium on July 11, 2014

Romeo Santos performing at Yankee Stadium on July 11, 2014

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Lighting and overall production for Romeo Santos was pretty awesome. Of course, for a big stadium show like this, I wouldn't expect anything less, but you never know. Sometimes for very large venues, the stage lighting is so far away from the stage due to the scale of the event that light levels can actually be relatively low.

The biggest challenge for this shoot was the relatively high stage, which was a little over two meters tall. The week of the show, I bought an 11″ folding step stool, which turned out to be perfect for this show. The stool gave just enough height to get over the lip of the stage. Best of all, the folding stool was still compact enough to fit in the laptop compartment of my Think Tank Shapeshifter, so transportation was super easy.

This show was great overall. Fantastic lighting and treatment and a seemingly effortless performance by Romeo Santos. As a concert photographer, what more can you ask for?

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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