Photos: Sleeper Agent @ The Pageant

Photos of the band Sleeper Agent performing on February 24, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Low light for openers Sleeper Agent before Cage The Elephant? No problem – just grab some primes. 

Photos of the band Sleeper Agent performing on February 24, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photos of the band Sleeper Agent performing on February 24, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Sleeper Agent performing on February 24, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Sleeper Agent performing on February 24, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Sleeper Agent performing on February 24, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Sleeper Agent performing on February 24, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of the band Sleeper Agent performing on February 24, 2011 at the Pageant in St. Louis. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

I'm constantly amazed at the low light that an f/1.4 prime and ISO 3200 will open up. For most dimly lit bands, there isn't too much that high ISO and a fast aperture won't help fix. And if you still can't shoot a band at f/1.3 and ISO 3200, then that just begs the question of whether the light is even worth shooting in the first place.

Relatively speaking, the one great thing about Sleeper Agent's stage treatment is that there was a good amount of white-ish light during the third and final song of the shoot. Together with a nice, colorful mix from the back, I was really pleasantly surprised by how photogenic this set ended up being.

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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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