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MDW 2013

This Memorial Day Weekend was rather busy!!I started off by photographing Arty at Marquee Day Club, then later that night NAS at TAO Nightclub Thursday night. Friday morning I got to shoot Tiesto at WetRepublic (first time photographing Tiesto ever!). And I somehow got to shoot KASKADE’s Summer Lovin’ tour at both Marquee Nightclub, then at Dayclub, then KASKADE REDUX-Vegas Edition Tour at TAO Nightclub! (The photos below are pretty much in the order of events that I shot them in.)
All I know is that Kaskade’s REDUX 6-hr set was pretty much the hardest event I’ve shot all year long, due to how dark the venue was (Redux theme was to pretty much recreate parties in a different era, no confetti, crazy lighting, led walls, big bottle presentations etc. Pretty much a warehouse rave setting – which is awesome, but terribly hard to see, let alone shoot in. Just to give you an idea, there was no light on Kaskade’s face at all, (even the cdj’s were on the dimmest setting!) so I had to base my photos off timing people’s cell phone-camera flashes vs timing exposures with club strobes. Most of the night was shot at ISO 12,800 at f/1.4! (All I can say is “Good thing I got that D3s a post back!”) But yeah I finally got to photograph Deadmau5 this year! I usually only get one chance per year, this time was at Wet Republic, and somehow later that night shot Dash Berlin at Marquee. Dash Berlin was joined by trance vocalist Jonathan Mendelsohn who sang 2 songs live (Wolrds Fall Down and Better Half of me) during Dash Berlin’s set at Marquee Nightclub! Hope you enjoy the pics!

Isaac - May 30, 2013 - 11:35 am

Great set man! Always love seeing your work!

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2013 has been good to me so far! I’ve been slammed with work and I’m loving it! If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve changed the layout of the blog and my site. I’m so happy with my new website! Check it out when you have the time and let me know what you think!! (www.brentonhophoto.com) I’ve been meaning to do this for quite a while now, I wanted to move away from flash based websites and have html5 based website & blog, and more importantly I finally got out of hosting with bludomain. I’m somewhat of a control freak, so getting rid of the “middle-man” is nice!
The website hasn’t been the only “upgrade” that I’ve been doing; I finally got a D3s of my own! (I had to have one since I rented one last ) Go figure it was the last time I saw PSY perform! I think the timing was finally right, and I’m super stoked I got my hands on a low mileage body at the price I wanted to spend. I’ve also updated hardware/software for my desktop, I got a 512gb SSD strictly for Lightroom, and updated to Photo Mechanic 5!! All tools to help me get my workflow down faster!!
Memorial Day Weekend (MDW) is a few days away , and exactly a month from now is the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas. I’m very thankful for how busy I am this year. I am still trying to figure this photography stuff out! 😉

Photos above contain: A$ap Rocky, Miguel, Olly Murs, Danny Brown, Trinidad James, PSY, Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, and Kaskade.

Joanne - May 21, 2013 - 9:53 pm

Very cool Brent! Great shots and lighting! Loved it!

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