Photos: Skrillex @ The Pageant

 (Todd Owyoung)

Returning to the Pageant for the second time in i2011, Skrillex upped the ante with a huge production, at the heart of which was a projected avatar that was animated in real-time to mimic the DJ's every motion. 

 (Todd Owyoung)

Skrillex performing at the Pageant on his Mothership Tour Thursday night, November 3. (Todd Owyoung)

 (Todd Owyoung)

Skrillex performing at the Pageant on his Mothership Tour Thursday night, November 3. (Todd Owyoung)

 (Todd Owyoung)

Skrillex performing at the Pageant on his Mothership Tour Thursday night, November 3. (Todd Owyoung)

 (Todd Owyoung)

Skrillex performing at the Pageant on his Mothership Tour Thursday night, November 3. (Todd Owyoung)

The crowd during Skrillex's headling performance on the Mothership Tour Thursda, November 3. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3

Lenses Used:

This was a really cool production and arguably the best for a DJ that I've seen. Skrillex was wearing a motion capture suit that allowed the animation behind him to capture every twist and turn of his body. Very cool stuff, and perfect for this sort of performance.

In terms of shooting, Skrillex was pushed back to the rear of the stage, so extreme close-ups on him were a limited option. Instead, I found that the atmosphere was the best thing to shoot at this gig, from the crowd at the front of the barricade to stage-wide shots showing off the elaborate backdrop they had for Skrillex.

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My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D750:
I use two Nikon D750 for my live music photography. Amazing high ISO performance in a compact body with tons of pro features.
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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