Photos: Motörhead @ Pop’s

Photos of the British heavy metal band Motörhead performing on February 20, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (Todd Owyoung)

Motörhead. ‘Nuff said.

Photos of the British heavy metal band Motörhead performing on February 20, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the British heavy metal band Motörhead performing on February 20, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the British heavy metal band Motörhead performing on February 20, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the British heavy metal band Motörhead performing on February 20, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the British heavy metal band Motörhead performing on February 20, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the British heavy metal band Motörhead performing on February 20, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the British heavy metal band Motörhead performing on February 20, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the British heavy metal band Motörhead performing on February 20, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

You know, I didn't expect this, but some of my favorite shots of the night were at 24mm with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, like this one of Phil Campbell:

Photos of the British heavy metal band Motörhead performing on February 20, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

The last time I shot Motörhead was at the Pageant, which has a much taller (five-foot) stage. By contrast, the three-foot stage at Pop's made for a much more intimate feel (especially with all the Marshall stacks filling up the smaller stage).

 

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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