Photos: The Epilogues @ Pop’s

The Epilogues opening for Awolnation at Pop's in Sauget, IL on January 21, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Opening up for Awolnation, The Epilogues laid down a high energy set, complete with a pretty convincing cover of Filter's “Hey Man, Nice Shot.”

The Epilogues opening for Awolnation at Pop's in Sauget, IL on January 21, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

The Epilogues opening for Awolnation at Pop's in Sauget, IL on January 21, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

The Epilogues opening for Awolnation at Pop's in Sauget, IL on January 21, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

The Epilogues opening for Awolnation at Pop's in Sauget, IL on January 21, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Pabst Blue Ribbon â?? the choice drink of opening bands across the US, including The Epilogues. (Todd Owyoung)

The Epilogues opening for Awolnation at Pop's in Sauget, IL on January 21, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

The Epilogues opening for Awolnation at Pop's in Sauget, IL on January 21, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

Overall, the Epilogue's set was pretty dimly lit, but with enough bright spots to shoot very comfortably with the Nikon D3 and D700. Of course, having no song limit is always a bonus, too, especially for opening bands who might get shorted on the lighting department.

Due to a stack of monitors along almost the entire front of the stage, this was more of a telephoto shoot than anything. Even in a club like Pop's, with its low and small stage, this sort of thing can happen. Still, nothing that the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 couldn't handle.

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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