Photos: Mumford & Sons @ The Pageant

Mumford and Sons performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 5, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Mumford & Sons seemed to be easily one of the most anticipated shows of 2011 at the Pageant, and one of the fastest sell-outs of any show in the 10-years the venue has been open.

Mumford and Sons performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 5, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Mumford and Sons performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 5, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Mumford and Sons performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 5, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Mumford and Sons performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 5, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Mumford and Sons performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 5, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Mumford and Sons performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 5, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Mumford and Sons performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 5, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Mumford and Sons performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 5, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D7000

Lenses Used:

This was an all-primes show. I had the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 in the bag, but that's where it stayed. For me, the three songs for this shoot flew by.

The first song consisted of incandescent uplights on the band with no other accents. The second song saw a more lush treatment, but this came the form of a blue wash from the back with weaker orange/magenta from the front.

The stand-out of the set for photography was easily the third song, which saw a much fuller splash of white-ish lighting from the front, but, more importantly, some beautifully gobo-ed light from the back of the stage.

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My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.

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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.

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Nikon 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.

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Nikon 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.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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