Preview: El Monstero @ The Pageant


Just a preview of El Monstero performing at the Pageant – and equally notable, the huge production and setup they crammed  into the venue.

In the above photo, you can get a sense for the kind of production that was thrown down for this Pink Floyd tribute group.

Flat out, this was the biggest stage and rigging I've seen at the Pageant. You can see how the band is performing on a square riser that's built on top of the Pageant's own stage, and how this big platform extends halfway into the normal pit.

Another cool aspect of this show? Audience seating on the stage behind the band.

More photos coming up soon. In the meantime, check out last year's extravaganza.

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

This shot was made at 14mm with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8. Gotta love that wide.

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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