Camera Gear for Concert Photography

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This morning I posted a quick snap on Instagram of the camera kit that I'm taking out for Jason Aldean's 2014 Burn It Down Tour. My brother Chris and I are doing official tour and live music photography for the tour. We've shot three dates earlier in the year, and this month we're on deck for a run of 5 massive gigs in baseball stadiums across the US (basically a concert photographer's dream).

A lot of people have been asking exactly what all the pieces are in the kit, so I thought it would be helpful to list out everything. Hit the jump for the full list of gear!

Camera Bodies:
Nikon D800
Nikon D800

Camera Lenses:
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 (not pictured)
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 fisheye
Sigma 50mm f/1.4

Memory Cards:
16GB Sandisk Extreme Pro CF
32GB Transcend 600x CF

Camera Accessories:
Nikon EN-EL15 Battery
Nikon MH-25 Quick Charger
Oben CTM-2400 CF Monopod
Jobu Quick Release Clamp (Arca Swiss-compatible)
Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket Memory Card Wallet
Lenspen
Phottix Strato (not pictured)

Misc. Accessories:
Zebralight H52 headlamp/flashlight
Limeade 18000mAH external battery
Sharpie (fine point)
Custom Earplugs by JHAudio
Black Rapid Double Strap (not pictured)
11-inch Folding Step Stool (not pictured

Camera Bags:
Think Tank Airport International v2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (not pictured)
Think Tank Shapeshifter Backpack (not pictured)

Computer Gear:
15″ Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Hope this list and photo are helpful in giving you an idea of what I bring on tour to do music photography!

If you have any questions about how I use this gear, hit me up in the comments section. In the meantime, I'm coming for you, Jason Aldean.

 (Todd Owyoung)

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D750:
I use two Nikon D750 for my live music photography. Amazing high ISO performance in a compact body with tons of pro features.
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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