Pickathon 2013

I’m really looking forward to photography work at Pickathon this year, especially now with the phenomenal 75mm f1.8 which is just about the best concert lens I’ve ever used. It wasn’t available last August, though the 45mm 1.8 is sublime and I shot extensively with it for 2012’s event, recording over 500 images with that lens alone.

My intention this year is to augment the photography and video with artist interviews and audio recording of (at least snippets) of the shows for field podcasts. I don’t know if I can get permission/accredited, but I’m trying. Admittedly, I have stepped away from the microphone for a little while, but I don’t think the rust is too thick and I know I will do a good job.

My shooting kit will consist of:
Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the grip kit and two extra batteries
Olympus 12mm f2
Panasonic/Leica 25mm f1.4 Summicron
Olympus 45mm f1.8
Olympus 75mm f1.8
Lensbaby Composer Pro
I will have the (weather sealed) kit 12-50 on standby in the event its rainy.

For audio, I will be using a Tascam DR-40 with the built-in mics shrouded in a dead cat, as well as my matched pair of Rode NT5 mics running in a 4 channel config when possible. If money permits, I’ll have a new computer for field editing/mixdown. Otherwise, it will have to be the iPad and a couple of breaks to do data dumps.

Sample images from 2012.. more in the galleries.

Fabric in the beer garden
Fabric in the beer garden


Lonnie Walker at the Wood Stage


Earplugged reader at the Wood Stage


The lovely fabric shrouding the main stage


Sierre Leone All-Stars playing an awesome set


Wood Brothers at their eponymous stage


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