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Preview: Dillinger Escape Plan @ Pop’s

The Dillinger Escape Plan performing at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois on November 13, 2011. © Todd Owyoung. (Todd Owyoung)

Quick preview from tonight’s show with the Dillinger Escape Plan. These guys are one the most difficult bands to photograph live, but they’re also one of my favorite concert subjects. For all the strobes and impossible stage lighting they use, the energy they bring to the stage is immense – not just sometimes, but every single show.

If I had to photograph a single band for the rest of my life, I might pick Dillinger. They put on simply one of the best live shows on this planet.

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

This Show

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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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