Preview: Drive-By Truckers @ The Pageant

Drive-By Truckers performing at The Pageant in St. Louis on October 28, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

It's 2:55am on Saturday morning and I've just finished the edit for The Drive-By Truckers' show at the Pageant tonight. Nothing much to say at this point except that it was an absolutely fantastic show. I'm not sure if it surpassed the band's legendary 2008 performance at the Pageant, but still – this one was epic.

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3

Lenses Used:

Just a one image preview on this one, folks. 16mm on the Nikon D3 with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8.

Photos like the above are the reason why bands should allow full-set shooting access to photographers if they want the best possible images. This moment occurred when singer Patterson Hood kicked the encore up by taking to the front of the stage and sharing his Patron with the front row.

The Drive-By Truckers hold a special place in my heart, and this similar image from 2008 is one of the reasons why.

Needless to say, I had a blast at this show. The full set is coming shortly, just stay tuned.

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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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