The Used // Peter Zaluzny


“Crowded pit, a packed house with more than 1000 fans screaming along word for word to one of the albums that defined their teen years, and one very happy Bert McCracken. Mash that all together and it kind of pushes you into overdrive while you’re shooting. Bert started to scream about sharing the love, suddenly pointed to a friend of his in the pit, then leaned down to give him a peck right on the face. It was beautiful, and a bit sweaty.”

Publication: Blunt Magazine

Gear: Canon 5D MKIII, with a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens

Post Process: This was one of those “just get the photo and you can fix it later” shots. It all happened very quickly and my camera just happened to be on a reasonably suitable settting, but it needed a lot of work in post – noise reduction, extra contrast for that lovely pop and a tonne of colour adjustments. I had to sharpen it up too, the moment began and ended in about one second, which left the original shot looking a little blurry.

About the photographer, Peter Zaluzny

When did you start shooting?   I started doing gigs about 7 years ago.  Before that, photography had always been in the house – my dad was a serious enthusiast.  Way back when, I did a semester of photo journalism as part of my Bachelor of Journalism at Uni, so I bought a digital camera

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