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Preview: Greek Fire @ Pop’s With Johnny Venus

Rock band Greek Fire performing at Pop's in Sauget, IL on December 4, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Here’s a quick preview from last night’s show with Greek Fire at Pop’s. This show was pretty important for the band and their fans as it marked the return of their drummer, Johnny Venus. After being diagnosed with Leukemia in February of 2012 and undergoing treatment throughout the year, Johnny was just recently declared cancer free. All the Greek Fire shows I’ve photographed have felt unique, but this was one was particularly special and emotionally charged.

Hit the jump for the images of Moon, Ryan Phillips, Mark Joseph Roth, and Story of the Year’s Dan Marsala (who filled in for Johnny Venus for a number of GF shows this year).

Rock band Greek Fire performing at Pop's in Sauget, IL on December 4, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Rock band Greek Fire performing at Pop's in Sauget, IL on December 4, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Rock band Greek Fire performing at Pop's in Sauget, IL on December 4, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer’s Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

Full set coming up soon, y’all.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

D800_24_70_front-squareNikon D800:
I use two of the Nikon D800 for the majority of my work. High resolution, excellent high ISO in a robust but still compact body.
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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    • Todd

      Hey Manuel,

      Thanks for the comment. You know, you’re right! I think the last time I did B&W was for the Devil Wears Prada on Warped Tour 2011. Good memory!

    • Todd

      Hi Farid,

      Thanks for the comment. I almost always prefer color photos, but the lighting for this show was pretty “dirty.” By that, I mean it had combinations like magenta lighting from the front and white light from the back, or mixtures of red and green and other combinations that I personally don’t feel work well for color photography. Early on in the set, it was pretty clear to me that I was going to want to convert to B&W due to these color combinations.

  1. fire equipment

    For that kind of show, I do think black and white would be good. I love how the stage lights give a cool effect! Great shots you got there. Hoping I could learn how to get a good shot. I commonly have problem with getting the right angle or frame. *sigh*


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