Photos: Dia Frampton @ The Pageant

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

OK, this post is for all you hardcore Dia Frampton fans out there, because this coverage is pretty much 100% photos of Dia Framps laying down vocal fire at the Pageant. While normally I'd post a little more variety, I figured all you #teamdia folks out there won't mind.

I'd caught Meg & Dia performing years ago, back when they opened for Angels & Airwaves at the Pageant on that 2008 tour. It was really a treat to see how Dia's stage presence has evolved over the last couple of years.

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Dia Frampton, former contestant on the talent show The Voice, performing in support of The Fray at the Pageant in St. Louis on May 8, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

Dia Frampton's performance was pretty wildly lit, with lots of red and blueish washes. However, I was pretty confident that some simple tweaks in Adobe Lightroom would stop Dia from looking like she was made out of lava, and thankfully this worked out pretty well in post.

One thing about Dia Frampton's stage presence over the last four years that hasn't changed is that she's in constant motion while performing, working the stage back and forth. This makes photography a little more challenging just due to motion and trying to get in position for the angles I wanted. Of course Dia's a beautiful subject and a pro in front of cameras by now. Great performance, fun shoot!

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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