Summer is here, and for hundreds of thousands of kids across the country, that means one thing. Warped Tour.
For my Warped Stop, it also meant 105ºF heat as well. But rock ‘n roll doesn't care how much you're sweating, and Warped Tour certainly doesn't stop for a little seasonal Summer warmth.
For me, the big take away for a gig like this is pacing and having a definite hit list throughout the day. With a goal of prioritizing like this in mind, you can most efficiently cover festival events like Warped Tour, dominate your assignments and still have fun doing it.
Hit the jump for a few of my favorite shots from Warped Tour 2012 this year.
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First off, I shot this show with two lenses, as always. I left the ever-glorious 14-24mm f/2.8 at home because it seems a little overkill at times for the smaller stages of Warped, though it certainly lends its own unique flavor to anything you point it at.
Instead, I choose to concentrate on the standard Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR, which were just about perfect. On a shoot like Warped Tour, I always like to simplify whenever possible for efficiency and clarity of vision.