Here's a few things that I've had in the vault for a couple weeks just waiting for the right time to drop.
It's Friday so hopefully you've got big plans for the weekend. Go to the beach if it's not too cold and crappy in your area, go to a concert, go camping, whatever............enjoy it.
I recently shot a TV on the Radio show for LiveNation. I have shot some live performances before but this is the first real official one. Press pass, the whole nine yards. When shooting live shows you are generally restricted to shooting the first three songs only. No flash. The stage lighting is usually bright enough and you can definitely get some dramatic images depending on the performer(s). It's not rocket science and you're not inventing the wheel but you have to be quick and have a gameplan. Those three songs go by quickly. I'm shooting Broken Social Scene this Saturday for LiveNation again so I'll post those shots a little later. Here's a few samples from the TVOTR show.
Get there early and scope the venue. Get a gameplan. Maybe an adult beverage.
The Commodore Ballroom is a tough space for angles. The don't have a "pit" (area in front of the stage reserved for photographers). Luckily my friends had a booth sidestage so I was able to steady my long lens for this shot.
This is a close as I could get sidestage right beside the giant speakers. Need to remember earplugs next time.
This is a shot from backstage. I got yelled at for taking this shot by the bands stage manager and quickly left the scene so as not to get my credentials taken away. Oddly enough this is the shot they used on the Live Nation site.
A full house. Shot from the balcony.
Next up is a couple animated gif's/timelapses from the KNOW?MAG shoot a couple weeks ago
I made these as an afterthought during the shoot. When the art director and stylist were putting the products in place and taking them down I thought it would be cool to shoot and create this timelapse. The idea sort of came about half way through so it's not complete from start to finish but still you can see how much tinkering and tweaking is done by the AD and stylist to get everything in the perfect position and arrangement. We did four set ups in total and it took the entire day.
A day at the beach................
What to bring for a music festival/outdoor concert.......
And now last but not least......................a cover shot of SNOWBOARD Magazine! This time it's Devun Walsh and once again it's the Whistler Backcountry. There will be a huge 15 page feature interview with Devun and Iikka Backstrom so keep your eyes out for that issue.