Photos: A Day To Remember @ The Bamboozle 2011

A Day To Remember performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

With bright white lights, relentless energy, and an endless stream of crowdsurfers, A Day To Remember's performance at The Bamboozle 2011 was one of the festival's highlights. Oh yes, and a human hamster ball.

A Day To Remember performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

A Day To Remember performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

A Day To Remember performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  May 1, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

A Day To Remember performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  May 1, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

A Day To Remember performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  May 1, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

A Day To Remember performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

A Day To Remember performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

A Day To Remember performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  May 1, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

You know, guys, just getting my Adam Elmakias on. Speaking of Adam, it was great to meet up with him over the weekend of Bamboozle and hang a bit in between the hustle of running between stages over the three days.

Adam actually texted me to give a heads up on for when Jeremy McKinnon went out in the hamster ball, which is why you see that last shot. I got the text just before the set started, so after exiting the pit, my brother Chris and I camped out in the crowd until the end of ADTR's last few songs. Shout out to Adam for the tip!

I'd never photographed ADTR in concert, so I was psyched to see what this band brought to the big stage of the Bamboozle.

While the telephoto range of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 was incredibly useful for the taller festival stages and was generally my go-to lens, I found myself favoring the midrange 24-70mm f/2.8 for this set. A lot of this had to do with frontman Jeremy McKinnon and his big stage presence, which seemed to demand a wider field of view.

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My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.

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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.

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Nikon 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.

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Nikon 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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