A Day To Remember are known as one of the hardest working bands among their peers; a minute into one of their live shows just confirms that fact. These guys put on a relentlessly entertaining show from start to finish. When ADTR rolled into town, I was excited not only to photograph the show, but [...]
Here’s a quick four image preview from Garbage at the Pageant last night. Great, high energy show, the band’s die-hard fans seemed to love every second of this gig.
Just a quick preview from A Day To Remember performing at the Pageant. I loved the intensity of Jeremy McKinnon in this lead shot so much I figured it was worth breaking the standard format of www.ishootshows.com’s homepage to feature it first. Let me know if you approve.
Opening for Tegan and Sara, DIANA was a great warm up in this shoot where I used the Nikon D600 exclusively. How did the D600 perform? Just check the full set for the answer.
When the Nikon D800 was release, the matching Nikon MB-D12 battery grip created a little minor outrage. Despite being basically a piece of injection molded plastic, the MB-D12 had a retail price of $450, or nearly twice the price of the Nikon D700′s battery grip. While most photographers are willing to pay a little bit of [...]
Tegan & Sara put out some great music and have some fantastically devoted fans, so I was really excited for their show at the Pageant on their Heartthrob tour. The lighting designer gods has other plans, however—we did the best we could with the red and blue lighting that dominated the first three songs for [...]
Dave Mustaine with a guitar in his hands in front of a big stack of Marshalls. What else do you need?
Rob Zombie is one of those performers who never fails to deliver. Even if you’re not a fan of his music, Zombie is a consumate entertainer. Between the costumes, engaging stage banter, and all out rocking this man does on stage. Add in the world class musicians Zomnbie works with, including drummer Piggy D. and [...]
The first and last time I photographed Bloc Party was in 2007, hot off their success of Silent Alarm. Fast forward six years three albums later, and it almost felt like a bit of a personal challenge to shoot these guys again—and to see what all those years of touring have done for the band’s [...]
When event photography like sports photography or live music photography, where the action can often happen far back from where official media photographers are positioned, even professional photographers can be put in situations where their go-to photo gear simply isn’t enough. Enter the super-telephoto lens rental. My choice is with my friends at LensProToGo.com. This [...]
When your most popular single is titled “Lights,” it makes one wonder what kind of stage treatment you’re going to bring on tour. Ellie Goulding brought a first class light show and vocals to her sold out performance at the Pageant. Despite a third song filled almost entirely with red lights, this show was still [...]
Just a quick preview of Bloc Party at the Pageant. While normally I’m not a fan of big monitors (especially at a venue like the Pageant, which has a relatively tall stage), they can at times give structure to certain compositions.
Quick preview of three images from Ellie Goulding performing to a sold out crowd tonight at the Pageant.
This is why you shoot f/1.4 primes. IO Echo opening for Bloc Party at the Pageant on their 2013 tour.
The ever-fantastic Grace Potter and the Nocturnals kicked off their 2013 tour at one and only Pageant concert club. I was excited for this show before I found out that it was the tour opener, but even more so after the fact. The band kicked off the show with the high energy Paris and just [...]
Here’s a quick preview image from the 2013 tour opener for Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at the Pageant. This was shot with the Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. Hit the jump for the exposure and an little crop, just for fun.
One of my favorite gigs of 2012 was catching the NowhereNauts play Spike Hill in Brooklyn. The NowhereNauts are friends and clients, and it’s really been a pleasure watching them grow over the last two years. For me, their gig at Spike Hill was the best I’d seen the band and was a thrill to [...]
As I mentioned in my selection of my favorite music photography images of 2012, the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas was easily one of my favorite gigs of the year. This festival features huge acts, fantastic production, and a whole team of great photographers. Truly, it was a honor to be a part of. [...]
With 2012 coming to a close, I thought I’d post some of my favorite images from this past year. It’s been a great year of shooting and I’ve had an absolute blast. I’ve had some great opportunities to shoot, travel and meet up with fellow music photographers. I’ve included the technical shooting details as well [...]
It’s that time of year again – the week when El Monstero takes over the Pageant in their week-long residency. This annual tradition is always a treat for Pink Floyd fans, but for photographers as well. The band spares no expense in their production – there are plenty of lights, lasers, and flames to make [...]
Here’s a quick preview from R. Kelly’s performance at the Fox Theater on the Single Ladies Tour 2012. Not every day when you get to shoot a gig at ISO 800, 1/500 and f/3.5!