Supporting Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, and Sick Puppies, hard rockers Brookroyal opened up the evening with a big show for the Scottrade Center.






Photographer's Notes:

This was the standard first three, no flash, though I think I could have easily photographed these guys for the full set, as there was plenty of activity on stage to keep me occupied and enough challenge in the lighting to make it interesting.

Surprisingly, Brookroyal opened up with a pretty decent lighting treatment that even through in some splashes of white light – something any music photographer can appreciate. All too often, washes of red, orange, and blue dominate the first act of the night, so I was pleased to see these hometown boys get a solid lightshow.

Of course, I should note that the quantity of light was a little low for this set, and I found myself letting shutter speeds slide a bit to brighten up the scene and push the atmosphere into a direction I wanted.

I used the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 for the majority of this performance.

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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