Sick Puppies

Sick Puppies

One thing I like about photographing three-piece bands? It keeps things simple. But just because Sick Puppies have a minimum of members, one should never underestimate their intensity.

Opening up for Breaking Benjamin and Papa Roach, Australia's Sick Puppies came in with the crushing live show that's built them such a dedicated following.

Sick Puppies

Sick Puppies

Sick Puppies Photos


Sick Puppies

Photographer's Notes:

This show was easily the most challenging set of the night to photograph, not only for the very dim lighting, but also for Sick Puppies' supreme intensity on-stage.

Between Mark Goodwin wailing away on drums to Emma Anzai's ferocious slap bass style and Shimon Moore's vehement delivery on vocals and guitar, the band put on a great show that was a blast to photograph. With three songs, the time flew by.

Due to to the six-foot stage and the band being relatively set back from the front of the stage, I relied on the 24-70mm and 70-200mm for this performance. The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 stayed in my bag.

End Notes:

Looking for more photos of Sick Puppies? Check out their performance at the Pageant in 2008.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.


Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.


Nikon 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 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.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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