Photos: Interpol @ The Pageant

Photos of the band Interpol performing on February 11, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Three words come to mind for Interpol's stage treatment at their Pageant show: Moody. Dark. Perfect.

Photos of the band Interpol performing on February 11, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Interpol performing on February 11, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Interpol performing on February 11, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Interpol performing on February 11, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Interpol performing on February 11, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Interpol performing on February 11, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Interpol performing on February 11, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Interpol performing on February 11, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Interpol performing on February 11, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

It might sound like an oxymoron, but Interpol like their lights dark. I'm almost surprised they didn't use blacklights.

Lots of deep blue washes for this set. When one color dominates a treatment, exposure can be a huge challenge, and for more reasons than just the technical.

For me, exposure with live music photography isn't necessarily about capturing the  ambient conditions as they were observed. If that were the case, there wouldn't be all that much to look at in these photos.

What I find most important, more than strict adherence, is producing an exposure that best portrays the band. This means straying from a technically accurate exposure of the light and tweaking the color balance as needed.

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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