Photos: AWOLNATION @ Pointfest

Crowdsurfers at Pointfest 30 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on May 20, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

It was a wet, rainy day for much of Sunday's Pointfest show, but that didn't stop the crowd surfers from raining down during AWOLNATION's afternoon set to close down the side stages.

Awolnation. performing at Pointfest 30 on May 30, 2012 in St. Louis at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. (Todd Owyoung)

Despite rain throughout the day and into the night, the show went on for the second day of Pointfest 30. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Awolnation. performing at Pointfest 30 on May 30, 2012 in St. Louis at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Atmosphere at the second day of Pointfest 30 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Awolnation. performing at Pointfest 30 on May 30, 2012 in St. Louis at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Awolnation. performing at Pointfest 30 on May 30, 2012 in St. Louis at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Crowdsurfers at Pointfest 30 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on May 20, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

Between the crazy rain and the massive amount of crowd surfers that were pouring over the barricade, I actually didn't shoot all that much for Awolnation's set. Much of what I did shoot was the crowd for this quick set.

Awolnation's set with so many crowd surfers was probably the one instance where I wished that I'd brought the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 to get a wider angle.

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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