Brendon Urie

Concert Photos: Brendon Urie

In a rare acoustic set, Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco fame treated fans to an intimate performance opening for Fall Out Boy as a part of the (RED)Nights concert series.

Concert Photos: Brendon Urie

Concert Photos: Brendon Urie

Concert Photos: Brendon Urie

Concert Photos: Brendon Urie

Concert Photos: Brendon Urie

Concert Photos: Brendon Urie

Photographer's Notes:

This concert was two songs, no flash. Lighting on Brendon was relatively low for this light, though the first song did see some nice white backlighting and a relatively large amount of haze over the stage.

Light from the front consisted of a very warm wash that covered the singer's face in orange-red during the first song, which shifted to more of a magenta tint during the second song. The second song also introduce a deep blue wash in place of the white of the first song for a very low-contrast treatment.

For this performance, Brendon remained seated with his guitar, flanked in front by two speaker monitors at the front of the stage, which were a factor in composition – for better or for worse.

I shot at ISO 2000 at f/2.8, between 1/100 and 1/200 for these images.

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

Help Support

If this article or any other content on was helpful to you, please consider supporting this site and grabbing your next photo gear purchase through one of my affiliate links:

Simply clicking through any product links on this site helps me bring you free content like the photography tips and gear reviews regularly posted on, and naturally it doesn't cost you a cent more.