Photos: Dashboard Confessional @ The Bamboozle 2011

Dashboard Confessional performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

In a nice festival surprise, Dashboard Confessional came in with one of the nicer lighting treatments of Bamboozle with a good dose of haze and a relatively lush wash of colors over the stage.

Dashboard Confessional performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Dashboard Confessional performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Dashboard Confessional performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Dashboard Confessional performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Dashboard Confessional performs at the Bamboozle Music Festival. Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.  April 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

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

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

This show was one of the surprises of Bamboozle in terms of lighting. While during the shoot lighting seemed pretty harsh with deep shadows, the actual effect came off pretty well in post.

Naturally, singer Chris Carrabba was the best lit member of the band, and the natural target subject. While he stays close to the mic, Chris is still a great subject thanks to the wide range of facial expressions made during his performance.

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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