Jordan Higgins for Collision Drumsticks on Flickr.
Shot this outside of the venue at the venue at Musicland the other week. Jordan needed promo for his drumstick endorsement and we literally had 5 minutes to shoot it.
Ocean Grove by @pjpantelis
Ocean Grove by @pjpantelis
I shot Ocean Grove recently for their new promos. Here’s what the scene looked like a couple of steps back.
So close! You will love this track.
Just under an hour until ‘Unbound’ releases.
Official countdown live here:http://www.thisfiascoband.com/
In the studio with This Fiasco in January I took some photos as well the studio videos. Here’s the final shot of Jordan from the band, along with a set up of the image so show you how the shot was lit.
1. SB600 flash through umbrella in front as the key (main) light.
2. Softbox (continuous light) behind left as rim light.
3. YN560 flash behind right as additional rim.
4. Tungsten coloured room light.
I had the video light (soft box) set up behind Jordan on the left. It was giving him a real cool backlit silhouette sort of look. To take a few photos, I added the key light which was the Sb600 flash with the umbrella. The extra flash behind Jordan added the rim lighting to the other side of his body. I turned the room light on which was a pretty warm orange colour. This just helped to bring some warmth back to Jordan’s skin tones in what is otherwise a reasonably cold image.
White balance was set to auto the whole time.
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Northalne @ Phoenix Youth 2012
This Fiasco @ Musicland 19/4
‘Unbound’ is near….
What are you guys hoping for on this track?
One of my images from a recent shoot with This Fiasco. An advantage of working so closely with local bands is that I get to jam all their new material before anyone else. If you are at all into post-hardcore you will love this track./ Reblog / Tweet / Facebook
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I was fortunate to work with Sydney band The Sweet Apes a couple of weeks ago. We had an impromptu 10 minute shoot late one night and I didn’t have access to all the gear I would usually be using.
These situations are my favourite and often the best/most fun because they are so challenging.
Antony and his family were kind enough to let us stay the night in with them (legendary) whilst we were in Sydney. The photos were taken in Antony’s bedroom which is pretty small, with low ceilings and huge mirrors. Totally not the ideal space for a shoot, but we made it work.
With not light stand available I managed to Macgyver one out of a chair, an umbrella bracket and a gorilla pod (see photo). It actually worked pretty well and I was able to switch the speedlight with an LED light panel to use as a makeshift softbox to light their weekly cover video. Check it out on youtube here.
I’m pretty happy that I was challenged in this way because now I know that I have the option to do this and have a pretty decent shoot with virtually no lighting gear.
This sort of thing to me is much more interesting than shooting someone in a studio with expensive strobes.
edit: TSA just released their new track tonight, it’s insane. It features ‘Woe, Is Me’ vocalist Hance Alligood. Watch out for these guys.
So I got bored tonight and shot my brother in the backyard for a bit of fun. I’ve spent the last 18 months working on my style of lighting and am very happy with my band promos however I feel that I need to keep challenging and pushing myself.
Tried experimenting with some gels and also a video light (LED light).
Thought I would post a technical shot of the lighting set up any people interested in lighting or learning lighting.
1. SB600 speedlight through softbox
2. YN560 speedlight w/purple gel
3. LED video light with varying gels
Zak (my brother) is pretty tall so I used the basket as a stool to get a bit higher. Pretty happy with the results but definitely want to experiment more with coloured gels, particularly when it comes to mixed lighting situation.
Thanks for reading, let me know if you enjoy this stuff.
Road to Ransome @ Toowoomba.
Photo by PJ Pantelis
I’ve been so incredibly busy with uni and work and bigpants. It’s nice to have a lazy day to catch up on all my editing.
This shot is of Road to Randsome at the show in Toowoomba a couple of weeks ago. An insane band and bunch of lovely dudes. They’re pretty big in the brisbane scene and were a heap of fun to hang out with. I’m hoping I can shoot these guys more in the future.
Individually, they’re all extremely talented guys.
Jake on the drums was kind enough to let us stay with him when we were in town, he is a vocalist also with his side project Elegies.
Nathan on guitar has a fast growing youtube channel where he makes hilarious public pranks.
Also a big shoutout to Benny Cosson who is the old vocalist of the band and all around good bloke. He took us in and let us stay at his man pad after the Brisbane show. He also is an incredible vocalist and has hundred of thousands of view on his youtube videos.
Highly recommend you check out and support these guys.
This Fiasco 2013.
This is one of the shots taken on the night of pushover on a rooftop near the Melbourne CBD. It was a stinker of a day, like 35 degrees or something. But the wind was down and the location was phenomenal.
I’m pretty proud of these pics!
More quality stuff to come.