Saturday, November 7, 2009

Miley Cyrus at Verizon Center

The Miley Cyrus show at Verizon Center was, by far, my most challenging shoot ever. Only 2 photographers were approved and we had to shoot from the soundboard which was at ground-level and at the complete opposite end of the stadium from the stage. The excitement of these young fans seeing one of their idols in person was incredible. The sheer energy in that room could have powered a small city for days.

We had 1 song (about 3 minutes) to capture our images over a sea of wildly waving posters and kids perched on shoulders. Approximately 98% of my shots were obstructed by a head or a black square.

I'm thrilled to have had this opportunity and actually amazed that I managed to get a few decent shots. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Maybe I just need to purchase some KISS-esque platform boots for these situations.

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