Photos: Bush @ Pointfest 29

performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

For anyone growing up in the 90s, Bush is one of those bands who are indelibly part of that decade's soundtrack. Even though I never really listened to Bush as a kid, it was still a thrill to hear the band rip into some of their old material right off the bat.

performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Bush performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Bush performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Bush performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Bush performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

performing at Pointfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

Lighting was overall very good for Bush, which made things a little easier in the technical department, especially since Gavin Rossdale was almost always lit by spotlight from the front.

The only downside to spotlights at this particular venue, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, is that there's a strange flicker to them that makes the intensity and color tint vary from shot to shot. This is something that is most readily seen at higher shutter speeds, but can show up below 1/250 as well it seems.

One of the highlights for this set by Bush was Gavin Rossdale coming out from behind his mic and putting on of the ego risers to good use at the end of the third song. Nice to way finish out a quick shoot like this, I have to say.

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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.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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