Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Rolling into the Pageant with a big dose of Red Dirt , Oklahoma's Cross Canadian Ragweed brought the party with a two-hour set of Southern Rock and party-time atmosphere.

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photos: Cross Canadian Ragweed @ The Pageant

Photographer's Notes:

For Cross Canadian Ragweed's set, I used my f/1.4 primes almost exclusively. Light was low, so I shot mostly wide open at ISO 3200.

There were no time limits for Cross Canadian Ragweed, so if you're looking for a show to flex a little bit, experiment, and take your time with some images, this show is a good one to photograph.

While the band was set back a few feet from the edge  of the stage and hemmed in by monitors, singer Cody Canada did make a point of coming out from behind the mic nearly every other song, which made for multiple opportunities to photograph him up close and personal. Of course, multiple passes were most welcome, as there was very little frontlighting during these quick passes.

Overall, lighting was atmospheric and relatively dim; but the band put on such a fun performance that I happily shot half their set and enjoyed the luxury of the added time.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D750:
I use two Nikon D750 for my live music photography. Amazing high ISO performance in a compact body with tons of pro features.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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