UK's dupstep madman Rusko brought a pounding, frenetic set to the Pageant that had the floor heaving. I've absolutely loved shooting EDM over the last year and this show definitely carried on the trend.
- Nikon D3
- Nikon D700
It might not look like from these images, but the lighting for Rusko was horrible. I know, it's a music photography cliché to always complain about lighting, but the real point was that I still thought that this was a fantastic shoot. Despite almost no dependable lighting on Rusko after the first couple minutes of his set and very chaotic lighting over the crowd, I had a blast.
The reason is that these EDM shows are simply loads of fun to shoot. There's a massively infectious energy to these events.
Even if it means waiting until the lights come up for a fraction of a second to catch the crowd or trying to capture Rusko's frantic motions on the decks, these shows are a thrill.
As always, if there are just ten seconds of good light over three songs (or half an hour), make those ten seconds count!