“After several hiatuses from shooting live music due to a major surfing injury last year this was one of my first shoots back “in the pit” since my most recent surgery,it was one hell of a gig with stellar action packed performances by supports The Clowns, Axe Girl and Kaleidoscope the crowd was whipped into a frenzy. The Bennies have very loyal fans and the energy was high i noticed a young fella screaming the lyrics to nearly every song so i kept my eye on him and when The Bennies lead singer stuck out the mic to the fans i knew it was time to take aim and fire this image off.”
Publication: Shot for the venue.
Gear: Canon 5dmk3 and Canon 24-70L series lens.
Post Process: Hmmm, not a question i usually answer, but ok this time… I will. Using LR i did a quick colour balance, converted to black and white adjusted my clipping, blowing out some of the background details to increases the pop of the image. I did some regular high contrast tone curve adjustments, sharpened it up a little and decreased the noise and added a little grain. I have my own custom presets to help with this – without giving too much away – which i think i just did… haha.
Chris Frape has been taking live music photos on and off for around 25 years now, only taking the plunge into making photographing a full time career about 4 years ago. I love live music and the energy that fills the room after all the hours in the rehearsal room and on the road thatLearn more about Chris Frape