Photos: Galactic @ The Pageant

Galactic performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Blending jazz, funk, hip hop and seemingly a half dozen other genres in their sprawling, upbeat set, Galactic had the Pageant on their feet and dancing as soon as they hit the stage.

Galactic performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Galactic performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Galactic performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Galactic performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Fans during Galactic's performance at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Galactic performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Galactic performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Galactic performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Galactic performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Fans during Galactic's performance at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Galactic performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 14, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

While lighting and production for Galactic's set felt a little less lush compared to the last time I saw them, the colorful treatment was just what I expected from this band.

Overall, lots of shooting with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, as the band was set back what seemed like a good 2-meters from the front of the stage. The 24-70mm f/2.8 was also great for picking up wider atmosphere and stage shots.

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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