Pretty damn pleased with this. I took some promotional shots for the We Dig For Fire guys what seems like an age ago and I’ve finally got my hands on a physical copy of the album. It has a bunch of them in the booklet. Sweet. 😀
I’ve taken pictures of We Dig for Fire a couple of times over the past few years, so ended up being friends with some of them on Facebook. Late last year, their front man Andy P dropped me a line and asked me if I’d do them some Promotional shots. Eep. I’ve never done any shots that weren’t live (or at least, candid, non-posed pictures of friends) so I was pretty nervous, and really unsure of what to do. Also, I really didn’t have a lens! Luckily, Andy S came to the rescue and loaned me his EF 14-40mm f/4.0 USM lens (he likes to call it wideboy) which appeared to be pretty perfect for the job!
Doing the shoot, I had really no idea what I was doing, and didn’t really guide the band into the shots, they just kinda of milled around while I took shots and attempted to work out what might work. In the end though, I did manage to get a bunch of shots I was happy with, and the through the use of some serious Lightroom manipulation, turned into some shots I was actually quite happy with.
Next time, I need to properly talk with the subjects and make sure we’ve got a good idea what we are after and attempt to create it, rather than just luck my way though!
We Dig For Fire
Back in 2014, Andy from We Dig For Fire, who’d I’d photographed a bit a few times over the years, dropped me a message on Facebook and asked if I’d be willing to come and do some promotional shots for them at some point. After a bit of umming and ahhing I decided I would have a go and arranged it. Those photos will appear on here fairly soon, but after taking them, We Dig For Fire were playing at Corporation so I hung around and took some shots of them during the gig, and afterwards while packing down.
I wasn’t that happy with the live shots I ended up with; it did seem to be darker than usual in Corporation and I was really struggling to get anything at all in a reasonable ISO for my camera, so I ended up given up and pushing it to 3200 which results in really grainy shots.
I do like the relaxed but exhausted vibe you get from the shots after the gig though!