Portraits: Breathe Electric

Grant Harris of Breathe Electric photographed backstage on Warped Tour, July 5, 2010 (TODD OWYOUNG)

Hanging out in the hot, hot sun on Warped Tour 2010, Chris and I met up with electro-pop wiz kid Grant Harris – AKA the brainchild of Breathe Electric – slapped a Nooka watch on him, and snapped these portraits.

Photographer’s Notes:

These shots of Grant of Breathe Electric were lit with a Profoto AcuteB head powered by a Profoto AcuteB 600R Battery Pack. We also used a pair of Nikon SB-900s bare on either side of Grant for a hint of accent lighting.

Gear Used:

For the vertical shot, we also used a silver 42″ Photoflex reflector to fill in Grant from camera left, which did a nice job at opening up shadows on his torso and providing a nice evenness to help him pop off the background.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

End Notes:

Shout out to Grant and his tour manager for being super nice, as well as to the folks at Nooka for providing product. If you like Grant's watch, he's wearing a Nooka Zub Zoo in silver. The perfect watch for an electro pop wiz? I think so.

For this set with Breathe Electric, the Profoto pack and the 3-foot octabox were the perfect match to compliment the bright day and put out some beautiful light on Grant.


My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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