Preview: Story of the Year @ The Pageant

Photos of Story of the Year performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on February 4, 2011 (© Todd Owyoung)

While I don't normally post crowd photos as the lead, I have to give it up to the fans present at the Story of the Year show at the Pageant this past weekend – they were rocking as hard as the band.

As frontman Dan Marsala said as he looked out over the 2,300 fans at the sold-out show, “I can already tell that this is going to be one of the greatest moments of my life.”

Photos of Story of the Year performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on February 4, 2011 (© Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Story of the Year performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on February 4, 2011 (© Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

This was an ISO 3200 shoot all the way with f/2.8 glass. And with a band that moves around as much as Story of the Year, the flexibility of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 was invaluable – if you missed my review of this lens, you can check out the full lens review with plenty of samples.

Stay tuned for the full set and shooting notes.

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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