Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Photos: Daughtry at Hammerstein Ballroom

Hammerstein Ballroom, 5.1.2012 – Chris Daughtry has come a long way since his fourth place finish on American Idol.  Most fans still remember the look on his face when he was eliminated.  But I think even Chris Daughtry would admit that if someone told him on that day he was eliminated that he would be where he is now, enjoying the success that his band named Daughtry is enjoying, he would have been happy with it.  With 2 number one albums already, Daughtry is touring in support of their third record, Break the Spell.  Check out the pics at Hammerstein Ballroom from the night.

I very much enjoyed this shoot.  Daughtry probably goes down as my favorite American Idol because not only does he have a great voice he has a great stage presence.  So I was looking forward to trying to capture that.

There were only 2 photographers in the large pit at Hammerstein Ballroom, so no excuses about angles on this night.  I could move freely and follow Daughtry wherever he went on stage.  The lighting on Chris was great, although not as good as the rest of the band.


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Canon 5D Mark IICanon 7D
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
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One Response to “Photos: Daughtry at Hammerstein Ballroom”

  1. Great shots, I love the third one from the bottom of him halfway into the crowd 🙂

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