Concert Photography – in the bag

I’m heading to Bellingham to photograph a concert at the Wild Buffalo. The show features a lot of huge names in the northwest music scene. My favorite group performing is Decent at Best– but check everyone out! NW music has a great track record- right?

I really enjoy learning from other people. I love when other photographers share what they are working with. It is fun to see how everyone packs, and what equipment they use to make the magic happen! In the spirit of collaboration and free information, here is what’s in my bag for a live performance.

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– 13″ Macbook Pro (from 2011) no bells or whistles here
– Canon 5D Mark I w/ Custom Strap
– Canon Rebel T2i (for video) w/ Canon BG-E8 Battery grip
– Manfrotto 190X Tripod w/ 496RC2 Compact Ball Head w/ Quick Release
– Seagate 1TB External Hard Drive
– Moshi Cardette Card Reader – reads all my cards, quick enough
– 4 LP-E6 Batteries
– 2 LP-E8 Batteries
– 3 San Disk Extreme CF Cards (2GB)
– 2 San Disk Ultra CF Cards (2GB)
– 1 Lexar Professional 400x CF (16GB)
– 1 San Disk Ultra 32 GB Micro SD w/ Adapter (quick fix)
– 1 LP-E6 Charger
– 1 LP-E8 Charger
– 1 Business Card
– 17-40mm f/4.0 L Series
– 50mm f/1.4 USM
– 18-55mm f/3.5 EF-S (great for basic video- and ‘free’)
– 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye (Pro Optic)
– 430EX ii Canon Speedlite
– 1 Pack Extra Spearmint Gum

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– 1 Satechi WTR-A Wireless Timer / Intervalometer / Remote
– Macbook charger
– Lots of cords

 

And that all fits nicely into my Northface Pre-Hab backpack and Dakine Sequence photo bag. Like this.

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Nothing fancy. Lot’s of improvisation and creativity makes this gear setup work for me! How does yours work for you? What do you use?

Thanks for reading! I’ll be sharing photos from the concert on my instagram and snapchat (dzfoto).

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Pressed out

Today I went through my external hard drive and re-organized it. Yay me. It took a while and I realized how few of my editorial photos I have saved. As I was renaming and deleting some files I came across these and figured I would share them, as these photos are why I miss taking pictures for the newspaper!

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Best of Amsterdam

Alright so a few days ago I hit you with the Amsterdam update.. but that was a teaser. I had these photos hidden in my vault of secret photos…and they are my favorite photos from my visit. Check them out and enjoy a sneak peek into the DZ foto vault.

Of course I begin with bikes… if you read my last post then you should know how I feel about these…

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Wicked kewl hotel

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University of Amsterdam

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This is what I meant on that last post about the bikes… Organized chaos everywhere but it is so much fun.

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I love checking out the style of these cities. Spain struck me as a really dressed up culture and Amsterdam had a bit more street style influence. That is the most I have written about style in my whole life.

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While I was traveling to Europe my buddies sent me a song they made and we slapped it the whole time we were in Holland. If you haven’t heard of Decent at Best then 1) shame on you; and 2) before you read on, check out their song here and let it play in the background as you continue. I promise you will not regret it.

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One thing I did not expect from Amsterdam was the FUEGO food culture. Due to the diverse population pretty much anything you try is going to be authentic. That being said, we did have to succumb to some Dutch staples like bitterballen. Meat croquetas. The best of Spain and Holland in one bite. Shoutout to Marieke for working at Cafe Thijssen and showing us these!!

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After our culinary excursion was over it was time to go home and pack the bags because we had an early flight to Madrid the next day. I will miss Amsterdam quite a bit. Those bikes will have a special place in my heart forever, man.

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Thanks for reading! If you liked any of the photos up there ^ you can have them printed in any format and have it sent to your door here. 

Behind the scenes on the trip with DZ on snapchat: dzemanek
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