The Friday Night Boys: Portraits

The Friday Night Boys (Atlantic Records)

I caught up with The Friday Night Boys on the Glamour Kills Tour for a quick portrait session at the Moonrise Hotel in Saint Louis. We fired up the speedlights and got down with this shoot Strobist style.

The Friday Night Boys (Atlantic Records)

The Friday Night Boys (Atlantic Records)

Photographer's Notes:

This set was shot with the Nikon D3 and Nikon SB-900 speedlight as the commander. I shot with one SB-900 and two SB-600s as the remote flashes.

For the first and third shots, the remote SB-900 was fired into a 15″ EZYBox softbox boomed over the band. For the second shot, the SB-900 was fired into a 46″ Photek Softlighter II. A 45″ Photoflex reflector (silver) was used for all three shots as well.

For this type of indoor shooting, Nikon's wireless flash system of IR triggering really excels. With Nikon's SD-9 battery pack on the SB-900, recycle times are super fast, even blasting away at full power.

End Notes:

Big thanks to Jessy at Atlantic for setting this up, as well as to all the guys in TFNB for being great subjects. Thanks to Harry at the Moonrise Hotel for allowing us access to such a nice location. Last but not least, thanks to my assistant David Mullis for helping on this portrait shoot.

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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