Say what you will about Miley Cyrus, but I think these are easily my best photos of the year. And they were from the soundboard! I can’t say I’m a fan of her music (which is obviously not targeted to middle-aged white guys), but she is one hell of a performer. People often ask me what my favorite shows to cover are and I always say big country shows. Country artists have to perform in concert. Their audience expects it. Demands it. Miley comes from a family of country performers, so she gets it. Her show was nothing short of a spectacle and it was an absolute blast to shoot.
SHOOTING NOTES: First three songs from the soundboard. Rent a long lens and you’ll be fine. There’s a thrust from the middle of the stage and Miley uses it quite a bit. There’s a balloon drop in the first song that blocked some good shots but there’s so much action happening on stage that it didn’t matter in the end.Keep an eye on your backgrounds for these shots, especially for the Big Sean puppet for the third song. You can get some great shots of it and Miley if you frame it right.
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