Preview: Andrew Bird @ The Pageant

Andrew Bird performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on March 22, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Here's a quick preview from Andrew Bird at the Pageant last night. This lead shot is a full-frame, uncropped image made with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 on the Nikon D3  at ISO 2000 and 1/200 at f/1.4.

Andrew Bird always has a slightly special place in my heart, not only because I love his music, but because photographing him in 2006 was my very first official photo pass.

Andrew Bird performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on March 22, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Andrew Bird performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on March 22, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

This Andrew Bird show was all about primes. I shot at f/1.4 or f/1.6 the whole night with these primes and they ate up the tricky lighting with ease.

Stay tuned for the full set and shooting notes.

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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