My 1st Concert was "KISS" & "Montrose" way back in 1976.

I started shooting shows in the early 80's. During the late 80's, I kinda lost my way, (most of it is just a blur...)

When I moved to Reno in '93, I got my shit together and started shooting concerts again in 2004.

Now I try to go to as many concerts that I can.

Jason Kellner, formerly from the Reno Gazette/Journal got me my first official photo pass (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts February 27, 2010 Harrah's Tahoe So. Shore Room).

Since joining in December of 2009 as "The Reno/Marysville Concert Photography/Music Examiner", that's when the fun really started.

Now every show I shoot I get approved to shoot with a photo pass, I usually go through the venue, PR people or the band.

I have had many photo's published in news papers, magazines and band autobiographies, there's way to many to list.

Currently I'm using a CANON EOS 60D and a CANON EOS 40D. As for lenses, I use a CANON EF 70-200mm 1:2.8, a CANON EF 28-70mm 1:2.8 and a CANON EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM.

This web-site is a "Work in Progress"
So I hope you come back often and enjoy the photo's and some video's too !!!

Any questions? or Want to use a photo for publication or whatever, contact me at ( or (

ROCK ON .....
John Tuckness