I recently had the pleasure of shooting some promo photos for the rock band Imposition. Having previously seen them perform live I can tell you that they are an energetic band and definitely have a future in the industry. The band members are Ashley Knight – Vocals/Keyboard/Guitar, Dane Richter – Lead Guitar, Daniel Harding – Drums and Jeff Henderson on Bass. Despite the band only having been formed just over 13 months ago they perform like they have been together for a lot longer. In the short time since their formation they have been garnering a following on the Central Coast of NSW and have performed at many venues in the area.
The band members are young and like to enjoy themselves when performing so we decided to shoot something fun for their promo photos.
One of the shots that we wanted to take involved us all spinning around on a roundabout ride. The idea was to have a blurred background due to the movement whilst Imposition were all in the focus. Anyone watching us would have thought that we were crazy as it is not that easy to achieve. Dane, Jeff and Daniel would take turns pushing the ride around and then try to jump back on and get in position so that I could take a photo. Unfortunately as soon as they jumped back on the ride would slow down and by the time they were ready for the shot we were either in the wrong position or nearly at a standstill. Next time we will need some helpers to push us around. We did end up with a shot that was a keeper.
A shot like the one above is not suitable for anyone with a weak stomach as by the end of it we were all feeling very queasy and I am not sure if we could have gone on for my much longer.
It is surprising how many compositions you can find that work when you are in a children’s playground. This mini rock climbing wall came in handy.
Leaving the park we headed to coastal rocks at Pearl Beach where we had a bit of fun with different poses and the fish-eye lens.
I particularly liked this one that we took while at Pearl Beach with Ashley gazing into the distance and the guys looking more casual
The next location involved a bit of bush walking but I’m not sure of the exact location. We ended up in cave that overlooked Patonga and we could see Palm Beach in the distance.
We took a few shots around the cave but as space was limited and none of felt inclined to fall of the cliff the available compositions were limited. Despite limited compositions my favourite shot was taken here and I applied a different processing style to and ended up with this shot.
This location had stunning views and worked well as the backdrop.
Everyone enjoyed the shoot and we ended up with quite a few keepers that Imposition will use to promote themselves. If you need an entertaining rock band that for a venue or even a private function they can be contacted through their facebook page Imposition.
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