Tuner Photoshoot

10 07 2011

This is Tuner, a great band, being blasted with lights from all angles. After a quick edit of the 4gbs of photos from today, here’s a few early highlights. More to come soon!

Anyway, we started off at the back of their own studio (thems the wooden background images) – and moved towards St. Annes Park (surely the best place for photoshoots in Dublin.) Two flashes were used for all the pictures- an SB-600 and the impressive Metz-50. They’re relatively cheap and amazingly easy to use with radio triggers and deliver great results every time. I never thought I understood flashes completely, but after today I reckon I’ve got it down.

Anyway, if you like what you see and would like some pictures like this of your own, gimme a shot. Contact details are, handily, under the ‘contact’ tab at the top of the page!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Logikparty

15 01 2011

Click to see on black


The hunt continues! Richter Collective’s show last night in The Button Factory saw me interview and shoot some fantastic bands and interesting people. Some of Ireland’s best new bands were present and making a hell of a sound and they were more than happy to answer a few questions and stand in-front of my lens! Huzzah!

Logikparty were first up and proved to be the most natural in front of the camera. These guys made life pretty easy on my behalf. I finally think I’ve got my lighting ratios and style down too. I mean lookit that, eh?

Magic.

Keep your eyes posted over on my FlickrStream for more piccies from the Richter Collective guys as they come/when I get the finger out and edit them.





Gypsies On The Autobahn, 09/09/10

9 09 2010

Gypsies on the Autobahn are definitely gonna go places. A great mix of tight musicianship, catchy songs and professionalism are scare around the Irish music scene at the moment, but these guys have them in abundance. Somewhere between Vampire Weekend, The Police and the likable aspects of Mumford & Sons, GOTA have found their own unique sound, one which has won over many fans in recent months. An EP is due soon, but not before they headline Captains Live in Blanchardstown on September 21st.

The lads were kind enough to agree to some headshots, so I can say “Gypsies on the Autobahn are”:

Jamsie

Niall

Dan

Gary

Live shots to come soon, until then sit back and enjoy the lads in action:





Hoax

9 08 2010

The lads from Hoax were the latest crowd to get the Deadl.ie treatment. We met up at the docks and after a few minutes they were totally relaxed and some of the best models I’ve worked with yet. You can check the guys out here and if you like what you hear they’re playing Sunday 15th August in the Mezz

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Photographer’s Notes:

The lads chose to meet at 9pm, which was perfect lighting-wise. The sun was setting and the lights at the docklands were coming alive. Worked out perfectly. Two strobes were used, two SB-600s fired using Nikon’s on-baord CLS, both at full power. The lights were situated at 45′ to each side of the band, the left using a shoot through umbrella and the right through my new Ezybox.

The left light was aimed at the member furthest on the right and vice-versa with the left strobe, ensuring a nice even spread of light across the band. There was no back-lighting this time.

The green-shot  (no.3) was performed with a shutter speed of 1/80 whilst moving the camera freely in my hand as I shot. It was enough to lightly blur the scene, with the flashes (firing at the end of the shutter) was strong enough to ensure detail and clarity.

The set, so far is available here:





The Looks – Photoshoot

23 07 2010

Today Dublin five-piece (drummer absent from pictures) dropped into the Two States studios for a session and interview. The lads were more than happy for a photoshoot and despite some technical issues with my flashes I think I managed to get at least one decent shot of them. The interview will be airing mid-August on 2XM – more details will follow as they come.





Green Day, Marlay Park, 23/6/’10

24 06 2010

Absolutely amazing fun, this one. Can’t say enough how much I enjoyed it. I shot Paramore and Joan Jett too – and you’ll be able to set the lot of them (and the rest of the Green Day ones) over on State when they appear. Frosty will also have his up soon – and they’re pretty damn good.

Oh, go on then, here’s one more:





Take the Money & Run

15 06 2010

Week Two brought the lovely Take the Money and Run into the studio. With a little extra time to prepare this time, I found a better location for this weeks shoot. The room was darkened (with blinds brought down) and then the lights were set up. The aperture was set to f/4 and the ISO was at it’s lowest at 200. This made the scene practically black-dark. The first light added was for detail. In retrospect, it probably could have been utilized better, but at the time it was cool. Behind the guys is one SB-S00 firing wirelessly – you can see the detail it adds to the edge of the plaid shirt, there.

By now this was the scene:

The  second flash, another wirelessly remoted SB-600 was brought in camera left, behind a shoot-thru umbrella at about 1/4 power.

Lastly is the studio shot. Two flashes again – one on-board bouncing off the ceiling, the other under the table shooting against the wall to kill any shadows (created by the window behind me). The odd angle was an accident created… well I’m not sure what I pressed, but I likes it. Little bit different, eh?

Stay tuned for a link to the show itself featuring the interview!