Preview: Die Antwoord @ The Pageant

South African rap group Die Antwoord performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on October 18, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Here’s a quick preview from last night’s gig with South Africa’s foremost ambassadors of zef culture, Die Antwoord, who rocked a nearly sold out crowd at the Pageant. 

Photographer’s Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

Whoa. Lighting for this show was relatively terrible, but the intensity of Die Antwoord’s Ninja and Yolandi Visser was just too fun to let the strage lighting be too much of an inconvenience. Full set and shooting notes coming soon, guys.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

D800_24_70_front-squareNikon D800:
I use two of the Nikon D800 for the majority of my work. High resolution, excellent high ISO in a robust but still compact body.
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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  1. Hafiyyan Faza

    Nice preview image!

    Yesterday, I’ve seen their music videos on youtube. From the videos that I’ve seen it seems they’re unique and have a quick movements on the stage. Hahaha.

    I just wondering, How’s their concert, Todd?

    • Todd

      Thanks, Hafiyyan. The show was pretty crazy – lots of movement on stage and even off the stage (with a little stage dive). The fans were really into it all.

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