Photos: Wild Tiger @ The Pageant

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

I'll be honest. I had no idea what to expect with Wild Tigers opening up for Story of the Year at the Pageant, and most of that came from their Myspace page. What I gleaned was that they have songs titled “Hot Woman In Dark Denim” and “The Alligator (Sex In The Swamp),” and a totally 80s band promo.

Questionable leads aside, I was completely blindsided by how much fun I had photographing these guys. Live, Wild Tiger put on a completely compelling and infectiously enthusiastic set, and I had a blast covering it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photographer's Notes:

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Wild Tigers put on a really fun show (lots of Guitar Hero antics assured that) – I was certainly glad I showed up early to cover these guys.

Overall, lighting wasn't terribly bright, but I was happy that the LD broke out some white light on occasion during the first three songs. Of course, this was often paired with magenta lighting from the front, but still, I can't complain.

In terms of lenses, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 on the Nikon D3 cleaned up. I've been shooting with this combination for over three years – I almost forget just how much I use these two. They're simply my go-to for most shows at the club level and larger.

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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