Photos: Sarah Green, The New Boyz, Young Marqus

The New Boyz performing in support of Lupe Fiasco on the Generation LASER Tour 2011 at the Chaifetz Arena on September 29, 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Opening up for Lupe Fiasco on the Generation Laser Tour, The New Boyz, Sarah Green and Young Marqus warmed up the crowd with tight performances all around. While singer Sarah Green easily had the best lighting, I have to say that The New Boyz's high-energy performance was one of the highlights of all the openers even in spite of tricky stage lighting.

Sarah Green performing in support of Lupe Fiasco on the Generation LASER Tour 2011 at the Chaifetz Arena on September 29, 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Young Marqus performing in support of Lupe Fiasco on the Generation LASER Tour 2011 at the Chaifetz Arena on September 29, 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Sarah Green performing in support of Lupe Fiasco on the Generation LASER Tour 2011 at the Chaifetz Arena on September 29, 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

The New Boyz performing in support of Lupe Fiasco on the Generation LASER Tour 2011 at the Chaifetz Arena on September 29, 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Sarah Green performing in support of Lupe Fiasco on the Generation LASER Tour 2011 at the Chaifetz Arena on September 29, 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Young Marqus performing in support of Lupe Fiasco on the Generation LASER Tour 2011 at the Chaifetz Arena on September 29, 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

The New Boyz performing in support of Lupe Fiasco on the Generation LASER Tour 2011 at the Chaifetz Arena on September 29, 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

Overall, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 on the Nikon D700 proved to be the best lens for the relatively low stage for this show.

Lighting was pretty decent for Lupe Fiasco's openers. First up was Young Marqus, who was bathed in yellow for most of the first three songs. Sarah Green received a pretty nice treatment with spotlights and just enough accents in the back to keep things interesting.

The New Boyz had some rough lighting, but their energetic set was still so fun that I had to forgive their unphotogenic treatment. I think it just goes to show that stage presence can trump bad lighting.

Stay tuned for the full set from Lupe Fiasco, coming up next.

Lupe Fiasco performing on his Generation LASER Tour at the Chaifetz Arena on September 29, 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

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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