Photos: Against Me @ The Pageant

Photos of the band Against Me! performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 4, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

When Against Me took the stage at the Pageant and the big beautiful white lights came up, you should have seen the look on my face.

Photos of the band Against Me! performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 4, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Against Me! performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 4, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Against Me! performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 4, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Against Me! performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 4, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Against Me! performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 4, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Against Me! performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 4, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

I was flat out shocked by the white lighting treatment Against Me received. I never would have though that I'd have been able to shoot the support for Dropkick Murphys at ISO 1600, but that's just what I did. I probably could have gone a bit lower even, but singer Tom Gabel moves around so much that I wanted to have as much stopping power in my shutter speed as possible.

For the most part, I shot at around ISO 1600 at f/2.8 and 1/250 sec.

 

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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