#9 Birthday Band

A band plays live for a birthday celebration in West London, England.

My friend is in a band – Chimovski – and asked if I’d like to shoot them.  Of course, I jumped at the chance since at the time I was practicing my lighting technique.  This was my first live shoot with speedlight flashes!

I used radio triggers to remotely set off the flashes – there are two at the front and one in my hand held up over the crowd. The one in my hand has a mild orange filter on it to give a separation between the crowd and the band.  I sensibly decided to wear my in-ear headphones as I made my way around the room.

It was loud, it was sweaty and I loved the results.

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