Kicking off SXSW 2012 was the Startup Austin launch party featuring a few awesome bands and a host of brilliant tech startup ideas by some of the brightest young entrepreneurs Austin has to offer.
We covered the event photography with multiple cameras at varying elevations, and used an ultra-fast 400mm lens configuration to freeze motion on-stage even in the dimmest sections of performances. Subtle is my style as far as event photography goes, and its never more useful than at crazy, packed-full events like these. Scouting out locations and having knowledge of lighting schematics beforehand help mitigate reliance on strobes. A background in contact sports is useful in navigating SXSW crowds as well.