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Photos: Brookroyal @ The Pageant

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

You know what I love to see? A band that rocks out so hard that not even horrible lighting can stop the goodness from being captured in pixels.

Brookroyal is one of those bands, so when they opened for My Chemical Romance, I knew I had to catch their performance – lighting be damned.

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Brookroyal performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 14, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photographer's Notes:

The only thing holding back the images from Brookroyal was the weird lighting combos and my own skill. The treatment for Brookroyal's show had lots of haze and backlighting, which overall looked great. The only real killer was the red/orange/magenta frontlighting on the guys from high in the rafters of the Pageant, which never translates well in images.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

I shot this set mostly around ISO 4000, though I started off at ISO 1600 as the first song had some pretty decently bright backlighting. Overall, I used both the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, but it was the midrange zoom that was the real star of this gig. You know, besides the dudes of Brookroyal rocking out – Because they made this shoot easy.

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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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