Photos: Escape The Fate @ Pop’s

Photos of the band Escape The Fate performing on February 21, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

I've had the pleasure of photographing Escape The Fate last year at The Bamboozle, and so I was very curious to see how the band's energy translated from festival to club. As it turns out, the explosive power of these guys is as much fun in a smaller venue, if not more.

Photos of the band Escape The Fate performing on February 21, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Escape The Fate performing on February 21, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Escape The Fate performing on February 21, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Escape The Fate performing on February 21, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Escape The Fate performing on February 21, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Escape The Fate performing on February 21, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Escape The Fate performing on February 21, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Escape The Fate performing on February 21, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Escape The Fate performing on February 21, 2011 at Pop's in Sauget, IL. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

Escape the Fate are just flat out fun to photograph. When frontman gives the double finger, not just to one photographer, but three in succession, I had to think back to Kiss and how those pros mug.

Technically, this show was generally bright enough not to stress, but the lighting was unpredictable enough to keep everyone on their toes. The funny thing about editing this show was the distinct color separation between songs – the first song was all magenta-white uplighting, the second all red, and the third, cool greens and blues.

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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