Photos: Greek Fire @ Pointfest 29

Greek Fire performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

One of my new favorite bands to photograph, Greek Fire, put on a killer set at Pointfest 29, taking full advantage of the festival setup and serving up some prime photo material.

This was only the second time I've photographed Greek Fire, but going in I already had very high expectations after their performance opening for Incubus weeks earlier. 

Greek Fire performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Greek Fire performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Greek Fire performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Greek Fire performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Greek Fire performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Greek Fire performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

I can fully say that Greek Fire met my expectations and more for this performance. If anything, the festival setup was an even better showcase for Greek Fire's dynamic interaction with the crowd on the part of frontman Moon.

Moon is a guy that seems to be in the crowd as much as he's on stage, and it was a blast chasing him around for three songs.

There are some bands where you have to work angles or timing to an extreme degree just to try to squeeze something dynamic from a still image. Greek Fire are not one of those bands.

Every one of the band members is a great subject in their own right, so there's always plenty to shoot with these guys.

A big highlight from the quick three songs was when singer Moon came out over the crowd on a red mattress, which was a great photo op.

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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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