Photos: My Morning Jacket @ The Pageant

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Rock, glorious lighting and hair whips: This is what My Morning Jacket brought in their sold-out show at the Pageant, and in that order.

From a production standpoint, this was a beautiful show to watch, with a large array of lights on the sides of the stage and in the ceiling rig. In terms of photography, this show was a little tricky, but with the changes slow and predictable enough that the shooting was great overall.

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

My Morning Jacket performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

While My Morning Jacket started off pretty dark in terms of the lighting treatment, the production seemed to explode a couple songs in with a beautiful use of the large arrays on stage. Overall, there was lots of back and side lighting that combined for a very lush look.

Gear-wise, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 were a perfect combo on the full-frame Nikon D3 and Nikon D700 cameras.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D750:
I use two Nikon D750 for my live music photography. Amazing high ISO performance in a compact body with tons of pro features.
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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