Photos: Wolf Parade @ The Pageant

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (Todd Owyoung)

After Ogre You Asshole warmed up the room, Wolf Parade laid into a fierce set at the Pageant, backed by a huge volume of haze and moody, mixed lighting. Needless to say, I went in with fast primes blazing.

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (TODD OWYOUNG)

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (Todd Owyoung)

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (TODD OWYOUNG)

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (TODD OWYOUNG)

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (Todd Owyoung)

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (TODD OWYOUNG)

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (TODD OWYOUNG)

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (TODD OWYOUNG)

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (Todd Owyoung)

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (TODD OWYOUNG)

 (TODD OWYOUNG)

Wolf Parade performs on November 20, 2010 at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photographer's Notes:

Just like the opening performance by Ogre You Asshole, Wolf Parade's show had a relatively dim treatment with plenty of haze for atmosphere. And again, this show was mostly a f/1.4, ISO 3200 affair. Overall, not a show that I would have enjoyed shooting as a music photographer with just f/2.8 zooms (though they were in the bag, too).

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

For this show, the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 and Nikon 85mm f/1.4 were my two most-used lenses, as their speed and focal length was very nice for the angles and framing I wanted. If I could have only one prime for this show, it might have been the little 50mm f/1.4, as the field of view was wide enough to be really useful while still being tight enough for more careful compositions.

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My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
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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