I’ve said this before, but TOP puts on one of my favorite shows to photograph. A harmonious combination of production, energy, and thought is shown so clearly each time. Plus it’s always great getting to see other photo/video friends when I can. In this case its the legends themselves Mark Eshleman and Brad Heaton who tour with TOP and create well crafted content for them. Check out Reel Bear Media and Brad Heaton if you want to see their work! I always appreciate them letting me shoot their shows.
Josh Dun doing his thing
Tyler Joseph – this a favorite snap from the night
Quite an impressive moment in the show. Frantically switched out lenses to snap this one.
Alive in the shadows
[quick snap just to show the size of this place]
Played with the edit on this one. Subtly inverted tones.
I can’t do this. Can you?
Josh getting a little help with the drums
Another favorite form the set
I borrowed a mono pod stick from a friend and ran into the crowd to snap this. Really dig the color/motion combo.
So normally concerts are on the fly, but I knew when Tyler would be climbing this and wanted to get this shot with the fans in the background. To do this I ran down one of the isles and jumped up onto the center railer, hooked my legs in, and started shooting. I love this photo because for a split second he’s taken out of the show to wonder how to heck I’m just propped up out of the crowd.
I stay focused while I shoot – kind of in my own world. So when he got down I pulled my camera away to climb down as well and found myself surrounded by 5 security guards from the venue. Thought I was in a bit of trouble for climbing but figured it’d be fine. Turns out they saw me get up there and rushed down to surround me so no one would bump into me and knock me off. Awesome folks looking out! Shout out to them.
Turning light into somewhat of a physical presence is one of the best parts of concert photography
Perfect example of how it only takes a split second in a concert setting for the scenery to completely change. The shots above and below were taken half a second apart. Always be on the look out.
Energy. Symmetry. Grayscale.
I wouldn’t normally like this photo but theres something about it that I really dig. Maybe seeing from inside the crowd to the highest part of the ceiling.
Again, epic show.
One of my favorite images to date
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Canon 17-40mm f4
Sigma Art 50mm f1.4
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS