Preview: Pulse Festival 2012 @ Old Rock House Pavillion

The main stage of the first annual Pulse Festival in St. Louis on June 9, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

I was one of two photographers on the official photography team for Pulse Festival, the inaugural event by B&W Productions in St. Louis. The three-stage festival included performances by Above & Beyond, Morgan Page, Alvin Risk, and more. While the full set is coming, here's a quick preview to give you a little feel for this fantastic electronic dance music event.

Electronic music producer Alvin Risk performing in the Bass Room at the first annual Pulse Festival in St. Louis on June 8, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Fans at the first annual Pulse Festival in St. Louis on June 9, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Jono Grant and Tony McGuinnes of UK trance outfit Above and Beyond, performing at the first annual Pulse Festival in St. Louis on June 9, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the crowd at the main stage during the first annual Pulse Fest of electronic dance music downtown at the Old Rock House Pavillion in St. Louis on June 9, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

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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