Preview: Flogging Molly @ The Pageant

 (Todd Owyoung)

I just got from shooting this show and I'm putting my edit on hold to post this – and simply put, sometimes there are images that just can't wait.

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3

Lenses Used:

The reason I'm so pleased with this shot is because Dave King hoisted his beer into the air in a fluid motion, and this shot has the can perfectly eclipsing the stage light behind it. An inch or two one way or the other, and that white light would have been pointing directly into the lens washing out King's hand to obscurity and killing contrast over the entire frame.

Of couse, I only wish that I could take credit for this shot – so quick was the movement that all I could do was react; the perfect placement of the can is luck.

Oh, and in case there was ever any doubt as to the preference for Dave King's stage beverage:

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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 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 70-200mm 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 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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