As a kid I saw Devo , it was one of my first concerts. When I was asked to photograph the event this year I was kind of taken back. It’s kind of like a day dream when you think about your childhood and think about things that happened over 20 years ago. Even though I am a grown man it felt almost child like as I thought about photographing one of the first bands I have ever seen on stage. There music and show has changed, however the experience felt almost the same. It was a great show in a small venue, but was much more to me. And to get to be on the stage running around with a camera was especially cool.
Photographing a concert or band is not like photographing a model or typical venue, as a photographer you do not get to control the light. This is normally the main role of a photographer, however photographing a concert is live and you are not allowed to use flash. So with that in mind you use the ambient light and fire away, if the band has any budget at all the lighting is normally pretty good. You just need to setup your equipment to capture the mood using the stage lighting. I like the light beams and rigging in many shots of bands. It tells a story in itself, by seeing the light beams and rigging the viewer knows the photos were most likely taken at a live show.
Devo Concert Photography Crown Las Vegas
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