Photos: Fall Out Boy @ The Pageant

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

After years away, Fall Out Boy made a triumphant return to the Pageant in a sold out show for their fifth studio album, Save Rock and Roll. The energy for this show was infectious — it's always a thrill to shoot a sold out show, but on top of that, the production for this tour was fantastic. It's not every day a live music photographer gets to shoot at ISO 800 at shutter speeds 1/500 and up! 

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Atmosphere from Fall Out Boy's sold out performance at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013., 2013. (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Atmosphere from Fall Out Boy's sold out performance at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013., 2013. (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

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I'd seen photos from Fall Out Boy's current tour before shooting, and I was excited. Lights looked extremely bright, and overall production looked great. I was not disappointed. Lights for the guys were simply blazing. It's not every day you get to stop down at a live music gig all while shooting at 1/500 and even higher at times.

While ego risers and the tall stage of the Pageant can make for difficult angles, they also make for some epic ones. This shot of guitarist Joe Trohman was easily one of my favorite shots early on, thanks to not only the hair whip, but the dramatic under angle as well.

Fall Out Boy performing to a sold out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 28, 2013 on their tour for "Save Rock and Roll." (Todd Owyoung)

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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