Category Archives: Concerts

A post about concert photography

Mumford & Sons (again)

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: ƒ/2.8, ISO: 2500, Lens: 70-200mm Three years ago, I was able to finagle my way into getting a press pass to shoot Mumford & Sons. Not only was it an incredible concert, but that was the first … Continue reading

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Come with me now – Kongos at 9:30 Club

Shutter: 1/500, Aperture: ƒ/1.4, ISO: 1600, Lens: 50mm It’s been just over a month since 2015 kicked off and I’m finally getting back into the pit. Kongos performed at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC this week, and I had … Continue reading

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GWAR in Baltimore

Shutter: 1/500, Aperture: ƒ/1.8, ISO: 2500, Lens: 18-35mm, Lots of plastic wrap Hooray I got to shoot GWAR again. I’m not a huge fan of their music, but it’s an incredible show live, and if you have the opportunity, you … Continue reading

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I want to get better – Shooting Bleachers

Shutter: 1/400, Aperture: ƒ/1.4, Lens: 50.0 mm, ISO: 1600 I got to test out my new Canon 6D at the Bleachers show. The entire day was a rollercoaster of emotions. Let’s start in the morning. I’ve been enjoying the Bleachers’ … Continue reading

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2014 Preakness

Shutter: 1/250; Aperture: ƒ/7.1, ISO: 100, Lens: 70-200mm Last year I shot Preakness as a runner for USAToday. This year I wanted a more forward role, so I applied to shoot for DC101. My primary goal was to cover the … Continue reading

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GroupLove & I got a “bucket-list” photo!

Shutter: 1/400, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens:18-35mm, ISO: 1600 This is my second time shooting Grouplove, as they headlined the New Years Eve party I shot two years ago. I loved the energy and enthusiasm they brought to their show, and I … Continue reading

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Shooting the Neighbourhood in B&W only

Shutter: 1/80, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens: 18-35mm, ISO: 6400 I had the pleasure of shooting The Neighbourhood again last week. You probably know their songs Sweater Weather and Afraid. I shot them once before as they opened for Imagine Dragons earlier … Continue reading

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More human than human – Shooting Rob Zombie

Shutter: 1/80, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO Speed: 1600 Just a few days after shooting GWAR I got to go back to 9:30 Club and shoot Rob Zombie, another great show for spectacle. As an added bonus, I was joined … Continue reading

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Gwar!

Shutter: 1/40, Aperture: f/2.0, ISO: 1600, Lens: 18-35mm I finally got to shoot GWAR. This shock-rock band has been kicking ass for almost 30 years. They’re even quasi-local (they’re based out of Richmond) but I’ve never gotten to one of … Continue reading

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J Roddy Walston and the Business

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: f/1.4, Lens: 50mm, ISO: 1600 I got to photograph J Roddy Walston and the Business at 9:30 Club the other week. I was quite surprised at how much they rocked, as I was not very familiar with … Continue reading

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Bow down before the one you serve. Nine Inch Nails

Shutter: 1/8000, Aperture: f/2.0, Lens: 50mm, ISO: 1600 I loved shooting Nine Inch Nails at Verizon Center. I don’t have a ton to say about the experience, but I got some cool shots. I have to tell you Trent Reznor … Continue reading

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PEARL JAM

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 70-200mm, ISO: 4000 I’m getting a little out of order here, but I didn’t want to forget any details about my Pearl Jam shoot. Anyway, Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam. Arguably the biggest band of the … Continue reading

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Atlas Genius

Shutter: 1/800, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens: 18-35mm, ISO: 1600 I had one of those rockstar experiences on Sunday, it came up completely out of the blue, and kept compounding its awesomeness as the day progressed. I am currently a furloughed Fed. … Continue reading

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Imagine Dragons in your Neighbourhood

Shutter: 1/125, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 1600 I’ve really been enjoying Imagine Dragons recently (you know their hit Radioactive), so I was ecstatic to be able to shoot them at Merriweather a couple of weeks ago. Added bonus, The … Continue reading

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Muse and Cage the Elephant

Shutter: 1/125, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 1600 I got to shoot Muse at Verizon Center last week, on behalf of DC101. This was cool because I had never shot a concert at Verizon Center before. This is where the … Continue reading

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Uproar Fest – Jane’s Addiction and Alice in Chains

Shutter: 1/100, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 1600 One of my ultimate wish list items was crossed off the other week, I got to shoot Dave Navarro. There’s a danger to building up something so big in your head, you … Continue reading

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The Lumineers

Shutter: 1/2000, Aperture: f/1.4, Lens: 50mm, ISO: 1600 I have lots of shots below in glorious color and great edge lighting, but I really like this moment I caught with Wesley and Jeremiah, so I dropped it to b&w to … Continue reading

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Shooting Lynyrd Skynyrd

Shutter: 1/250, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 1600 Last sunday I got to shoot the Big 100.3 FM Big Concert at Jiffy Lube Live. The show featured rockers Black Stone Cherry, Bad Company, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The biggest piece of … Continue reading

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Of Monsters and Men

Shutter: 1/100, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 100mm, ISO: 1600 Two days after shooting Monster Trucks I got to shoot Of Monsters and Men at Merriweather Post Pavillion. I hadn’t shot here before, and it was wonderful! A spacious pit, reasonable stage … Continue reading

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Can I graduate? Third Eye Blind

Shutter: 1/80, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 1600 I finally got my wish. Ever since I started shooting concerts back in 2011, my number one “get” was Third Eye Blind. They were one of my favorite bands in college, and … Continue reading

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