Photos: Flogging Molly @ The Pageant

 

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Simply put, Flogging Molly probably put on one of the most entertaining live shows around, in no small part due to the seemingly limitless energy of singer Dave King.

I've photographed Flogging Molly a couple times over the last few years, and every time it's been a joy. As mentioned previously, Dave King is one of the primary reasons – he's just a great subject. Whether he's flicking off photographers, hoisting up a can of Guinness, or just rocking out, King is the king.

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Flogging Molly performing on March 8 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

 (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

This show was great – if you've never photographed or seen Flogging Molly live before, add them to your bucket list.

I shot this show with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 on the Nikon D3 as my main setup, with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 on the Nikon D700 as the secondary. One of the main reasons for favoring the 24-70mm was Dave King's frequent trips to front of the stage between the gap in the monitors just to his left.

Lighting wasn't super bright from the front and overall the treatment wasn't as “big” as it was the pas two years, but the general look was bright enough to shoot at ISO 3200 at f/2.8 comfortably.

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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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