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 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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