Steel Panther // John Raptis


“Second time photographing Steel Panther in the last three years and ironically enough I got a very similar shot to this one back in 2013 as well. Goes to show just how rehearsed and a well drilled production these guys run.”

Publication: HEAVY Magazine

Gear: Canon 5DMKII, Lens: 24-70mm

Post Process: Very little post on this one. Enhanced the colours and increased the definition. Slight vignette and a slight blur on some of the background elements.

About Josh Groom

Josh is the Head of Video and Photography at Moshcam. He's an award-winning director, editor and photographer based in Newtown, NSW Australia. He has been shooting live music since 2011 for several publications, both print and online, but primarily Sydney street press magazine, The Music - formerly Drum Media. A 2007 graduate of AFTRS, Josh has directed music videos for artists including Angus & Julia Stone ('Babylon' and 'Just a Boy'), Birds of Tokyo ('Wild Eyed Boy'), Born Lion ( 'Good Dogs Play Dead' ), The Snowdroppers ('White Dress' and 'Love Letters') and The Rumjacks ('FIstful O' Roses'). In 2008 he won the IF award for Best Music Video and he's received nominations for ARIA and J awards. In 2016 he won the Best Editing award at Tropfest, for 'Ben's Filming The Movie.' You can check out his directing and editing website here -

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About the photographer, John Raptis

Acclaimed rock and roll photographer with a decade’s experience photographing the world’s biggest rock and metal acts!

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