Preview: All-American Rejects

All American Rejects

April 9, 2009 – When All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter dons his sparkly purple shell-toes and performs in front of half a dozen stacks of crowd-blinders, you know it's going to take a little speed and a lot of luck. But either way, you have to make it happen. Failure is not an option.

This was an incredibly trickly shoot, due to Ritter's quick movements on stage and sparse backlighting. Catching the singer's on-stage antics at a moment when the background lights were flaring up was no easy task. But, like planetary alignments, sometimes these things just work out.

Stay tuned for the full set, coming up!

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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