Photos: Rev Theory @ The Pageant

Photos of Rev Theory performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011 in support of Black Label Society. (Todd Owyoung)

While I hadn't seen or heard Rev Theory before photographing them supporting Black Label Society, I had a good feeling. That hunch was more than fulfilled by a hugely entertaining performance by the band. Even with dim lighting, the band – with the help of some super-fast f/1.4 primes – delivered great images.

Photos of Rev Theory performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011 in support of Black Label Society. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Black Label Society performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Rev Theory performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011 in support of Black Label Society. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Rev Theory performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011 in support of Black Label Society. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Rev Theory performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011 in support of Black Label Society. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Black Label Society performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Rev Theory performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011 in support of Black Label Society. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Rev Theory performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011 in support of Black Label Society. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Black Label Society performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Rev Theory performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011 in support of Black Label Society. (Todd Owyoung)

Photos of Rev Theory performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on June 1, 2011 in support of Black Label Society. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

This show was all about the Nikon 35mm f/1.4. While it's a new lens I have to test out in my kit, I certainly didn't go in thinking I'd use it as much as I did for Rev Theory, but it made most of the images you see in this set.

The fast f/1.4 aperture was essential for the band's lighting, and I shot wide open at ISO 3200 for essentially the entire set. Shooting wide open gave me the light to still shoot at a shutter speed fast enough to help keep up with Rev Theory's energetic performance.

Aside from the gear, one of the most noteworthy elements of the production was the epic amounts of haze pumped out over the stage. Gotta love any show with the thick atmosphere like this. While it didn't look so heavy in person, the relatively low light and the fast primes kicked up colors perfectly on the Nikon D700's sensor.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.

nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-square

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.

Nikon-70-200-square

Nikon 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-square

Nikon 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.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

Help Support www.ishootshows.com

If this article or any other content on www.ishootshows.com was helpful to you, please consider supporting this site and grabbing your next photo gear purchase through one of my affiliate links:

Simply clicking through any product links on this site helps me bring you free content like the photography tips and gear reviews regularly posted on www.ishootshows.com, and naturally it doesn't cost you a cent more.