Shinedown @ The Pageant

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I'd caught Shinedown on a couple occasions over the past years, and every time I've photographed them they've put on a tremendous, high-energy show. So when I heard that they were doing an acoustic set, my curiosity was piqued.

Having just caught Aaron Lewis of the hardrock band Staind in a very stripped down show just last month, I wondered if Shinedown would take on something of that flavor, or keep things a little more active.

As it turned out, even “acoustic,” Shinedown still rock out.

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 (Todd Owyoung)

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Photographer's Notes:

Overall, lighting was low for Shinedown during this acoustic set, but the band still received a really nice, lush treatment thanks to plenty of haze covering the stage.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

Somewhat unexpectedly, I shot with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR for a large portion of this set, with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 coming in second for the lens that delivered the most images included in the final set.

Both the little Nikon 50mm f/1.4 and Nikon 85mm f/1.4 came into play for a handful of images each as the light levels dropped.

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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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