Photos: Gavin DeGraw @ The Pageant

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Co-headlining with David Cook at the Pageant, Gavin DeGraw brought a confident performance to the stage that had the house roaring. Splitting time between delivering vocals on piano and free on an upright mic, DeGraw's charisma came at all stations and made this aun shoot.

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

I shot this show between ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 and used my f/2.8 zooms exclusively. Light wasn't extremely bright, but nor was it dark enough to be much of a concern, either. Not with the nice performance of the Nikon D3 and D700, anyway.

The only really dim lighting occurred at the very start of the set, when Gavin DeGraw came out and was almost entirely backlight by several focused beams of light. While it was difficult to capture, the light lit up dust in the air and made for a very cool effect.

Gavin DeGraw performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 11, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

This shot was made at 1/40 at ISO 4000 and f/2.8 with the Nikon D700 and Nikon 24-70mm 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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