September 20, 2008 – Hard rock band Shinedown delivered a pummeling set at Pointfest, storming the main stage in a vehement performance.
Led by singer Brent Smith, the five-piece laid down an epic performance, bathed in dramatic lighting from the back and the roar of an enthusiastic crowd before the stage.
This set was a real surprise for Pointfest, and I had a blast shooting Shinedown. I hadn't heard much of the band's other than their radio singles, but I was really impressed by the rock-solid performance.
Brent Smith was particularly photogenic, not only because of his great stage presence, but also due to the dramatic stage lighting on the singer.
Overall, the band's stage treatment saw epic backlighting, with relative little light from the front. The band also received some very hot underlighting throughout the show.
In addition to the live shots, I also had the opportunity to shoot some very quick shots of the band before they took the stage.