Paul, formerly of the awesome Exit Strategy One has been looking after bands playing at Harrison’s 1854 recently and after I took a look at the rather awesome “Scars” by Elegies linked on their event page, I decided to head down and take some photos.
I was seriously impressed, these guys were all amazing!
Lighting was quite different from other places. There were 4 large colour changing LED lights which Paul tinkered with between sets, but due to the lack of an overhead rig, were on the floor meaning everyone was uplit. Made some of the shots quite moody, but I think I’m happy with them!
Another trip to the South Sea, this time to see a bunch of guys playing some awesome noisy rock and roll. A teeny bit of a departure from the Heavy Metal bands I’ve been mostly photographing, but still something I definitely enjoyed.
Lighting was again tough in the South Sea on the left hand side of the stage, but after hassling one of the sound guys after Thieves By The Code had finished I managed to get some of the lights lifted a bit to illuminate that part of the stage better. I’m not sure the green patterned light was helping though with that side as it was adding quite a bit of texture to the photos making them a little harder to see. It looked good to the crowd though, and that’s what’s really important.
Oh, I learned something on this shoot: Double basses are awesome to photograph!
Back to the South Sea for Deadfest and some more metal! I found this evening much tougher to get good looking photographs than the previous night. Possibly because the venue was a bit more crowded, but probably not. Either way, I managed to pull out more photos than expecting, but over all I’m less happy with the results.
Trust Within and Blackened Eyes produced some of the easier photos to take. The final band, Epitaph proved really difficult to get good looking shots of, especially the front man. I don’t know if this was the result of how tall he was and how it was causing the light to fall on him, but I couldn’t really get a great looking shot at all.