Portraits: Breathe Electric

Grant Harris of Breathe Electric photographed backstage on Warped Tour, July 5, 2010 (TODD OWYOUNG)

Hanging out in the hot, hot sun on Warped Tour 2010, Chris and I met up with electro-pop wiz kid Grant Harris – AKA the brainchild of Breathe Electric – slapped a Nooka watch on him, and snapped these portraits.

Photographer’s Notes:

These shots of Grant of Breathe Electric were lit with a Profoto AcuteB head powered by a Profoto AcuteB 600R Battery Pack. We also used a pair of Nikon SB-900s bare on either side of Grant for a hint of accent lighting.

Gear Used:

For the vertical shot, we also used a silver 42″ Photoflex reflector to fill in Grant from camera left, which did a nice job at opening up shadows on his torso and providing a nice evenness to help him pop off the background.

Cameras Used:

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End Notes:

Shout out to Grant and his tour manager for being super nice, as well as to the folks at Nooka for providing product. If you like Grant's watch, he's wearing a Nooka Zub Zoo in silver. The perfect watch for an electro pop wiz? I think so.

For this set with Breathe Electric, the Profoto pack and the 3-foot octabox were the perfect match to compliment the bright day and put out some beautiful light on Grant.

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.


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.


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.


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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