Massive congratulations to photographer Peter Zaluzny for winning the July Moshcam Photography Award for his incredible jump-shot of At The Drive-In playing at this year’s Splendour in the Grass festival. Peter’s work wins him a $100 voucher from Smile Please retro film and camera store in Newtown, Sydney. ( 457 King St, Newtown, 0412 337 255 )
Despite being a massive fan of the band (and their millions of side projects!), this was Peter’s first time seeing and shooting the band live. He talked us through the difficult process of capturing one of frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s signature stage jumps on camera:
“Because I’d seen a bunch of live videos I kinda knew what to expect, knew the visual cues and big moments in songs. I knew Cedric jumps around a lot and so I always kept an eye on him even if I was shooting another member of the band…as he climbed onto the speaker stack and squatted down to sing to the crowd, I knew he was about to take that massive leap. I put my shutter up ridiculously high and bumped up the ISO. I prepared myself to get as sharp a photo as possible. If it’s dark, you can always save it in post, if it’s grainy, you can fix it later – just gotta make sure it’s sharp!”
Check out our full Q&A with Peter here.
Big thanks and congratulations to the photographers this month who all submitted incredible shots! Check out all the weekly winners here.
The Moshcam Photography Awards launched in June in order to reward excellence in live rock n’ roll photography and is open to everyone and anyone! The Awards have already seen thousands of incredible entries, with the winners on display here. A voting team comprised of industry photographers (Peter Dovgan, Belinda Dipalo and Josh Groom) and the Moshcam staff select four weekly winners to be featured on the Photography Awards page.
The panel then selects a monthly winner to win a prize from one of our industry sponsors. We’re excited to announce Pixel Perfect as our sponsor for the next three months, providing a $100 voucher for each monthly winner. Get snapping now! For full details on how to enter – head here.
All weekly winners also go in the running for exciting prizes at the Annual Award Ceremony to be held in Sydney next year, with the winners determined by guest judges.
Cheers to the legends at Smile Please for their support this month and Pixel Perfect for next month!