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Photos: As I Lay Dying @ The Pageant

British heavy metal band Asking Alexandria performing on their 2012 world tour at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

As I Lay Dying always put on a killer performance. It’s always a pleasure seeing them on the bill, whether headlining or supporting.

With their performance before Asking Alexandria at the Pageant, I knew I was in for a good show. This gig was also especially interesting because I got to meet up with my buddy Adam Elmakias to tag team this show with a set up speedlights.

We set the lights just before As I Lay Dying’s set, so this performance served as a warm up and test to see how everything worked.

British heavy metal band Asking Alexandria performing on their 2012 world tour at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

British heavy metal band Asking Alexandria performing on their 2012 world tour at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

British heavy metal band Asking Alexandria performing on their 2012 world tour at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

British heavy metal band Asking Alexandria performing on their 2012 world tour at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

British heavy metal band Asking Alexandria performing on their 2012 world tour at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

British heavy metal band Asking Alexandria performing on their 2012 world tour at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

British heavy metal band Asking Alexandria performing on their 2012 world tour at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

British heavy metal band Asking Alexandria performing on their 2012 world tour at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

British heavy metal band Asking Alexandria performing on their 2012 world tour at the Pageant in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer’s Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

As I Lay Dying are a band that seem to be in constant motion, especially frontman Tim Lambesis. Stage lighting for this gig was actually pretty good, albiet with lots of flare-ups and dramatic color washes.

Speedlights were a nice option to help cut some of the color washes and add a little more pop for still photography.

I shot this show almost entirely with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 glued to my Nikon D3. For a club like the Pageant where the band members aren’t super spread out, the midrange 24-70mm f/2.8 on a full-frame body like the Nikon D3 is perfect.

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