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Photos: Bassnectar @ Chaifetz Arena

Photos of EDM artist Bassnectar performing at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on October 6, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

I’ve grown to really love shooting EDM (electronic dance music) shows over the last two years, and Bassnectar has definitely been a part of that shift. I first shot Bassnectar on his spring 2011 tour, so when I heard that he was now rocking arenas a year later, I was eager to see how Lorin Ashton’s show had changed.

Photos of EDM artist Bassnectar performing at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on October 6, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of EDM artist Bassnectar performing at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on October 6, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of EDM artist Bassnectar performing at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on October 6, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of EDM artist Bassnectar performing at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on October 6, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of EDM artist Bassnectar performing at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on October 6, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of EDM artist Bassnectar performing at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on October 6, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of EDM artist Bassnectar performing at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on October 6, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of EDM artist Bassnectar performing at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on October 6, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer’s Notes:

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

This show was different from the last Bassnectar show in a few ways. For one, it was held in the Chaifetz Arena instead of the Pageant club, so there was a big change in the scale of the event.

Another change was that I only shot this show with one camera: the Nikon D800. This was a chance from the usual Nikon D3 and Nikon D700 that I usually shoot with. For a show with this pace, the D800 did just fine, 36 megapixel and all. I’m working on my full review of the Nikon D800, but in the meantime, I can say that this camera does just fine for gigs.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

D800_24_70_front-squareNikon D800:
I use two of the Nikon D800 for the majority of my work. High resolution, excellent high ISO in a robust but still compact body.
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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