Photos: Suburban Legends

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

There are some bands that fulfill your expectations for live performances. There are others that never live up to the hype. Then, there are those rare shows that come out of left field when a band comes out on stage and smacks you across the face with a show that's so fun it leaves you grinning as the camera's smashed to your brow. Suburban Legends are one of the latter kind of bands. 

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

 (Todd Owyoung)

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

Ska band Suburban Legends performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 14, 2010 (© Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

Somehow, I'd forgotten about this set of images from Suburban Legends opening for the Aquabats and Reel Big Fish. I shouldn't have – because this band was insanely fun to shoot, and I dare say, they made for the very best images of the whole night.

Between no shooting limit in the pit and a truly explosive performance on stage by Suburban Legends, this show was just amazingly fun to cover.

I shot, as always, double-barreled with the Nikon D3 and Nikon D700. The 24-70mm f/2.8 was my main lens, with very occasional support from the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8.

 

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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