Returning to the Pageant, pop punk princes All Time Low rocked a sold out house with support from Yellowcard and Hey Monday on the Dirty Work Tour 2011.
All Time Low – “Weightless”
- Nikon D3
- Nikon D700
All Time Low are an interesting shoot. On the one hand, you have a presence like Jack Barakat, who flits around the stage and takes ample advantage of risers, monitors, and speakers. On the other hand, the band seems to love spastic, colorful lighting blasting in from the back of the stage.
Still, at the end of the allotted three songs, I have to say. Barakat: 1; crazy backlighting lighting: 0.
This just goes to show that some of the best and most compelling light that dazzles crowds doesn't always translate for still images – especially when you have a subject like Jack Barakat to chase around.
Regardless of the challenging lighting, this was a fun gig. If you're shooting it, be sure to catch Jack on the risers with the uplighting – that's your best bet for consistent lighting on him. But catch him if you can!