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Photos: Die Antwoord @ The Pageant 2012

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

When I told Twitter that I was shooting Die Antwoord and asked what I was in for, the general consensus was “craziness.” Needless to say, the South African group did not disappoint and neither did their fans, who had the venue heaving.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photographer’s Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

This show was all about the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom. There were what seemed like a dozen monitors lining the 5-foot stage of the Pageant, so that ruled out a lot of the ultra-wide shots that would have been so perfect for this show. As such, the midrange zoom was really the hero here and indispensable for capturing the frenetic movements of Ninja and Yolandi Visser.

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. Kenny

    Much better looking lighting than the D.C. show on this tour, but still looked rough. But you definitely did a great job as usual! Boy they move quick too!!! I love that group though!


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