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Photos: Me Talk Pretty @ Pop’s

Me Talk Pretty performing at Pop's in Sauget, IL on February 6, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Sometimes, you’re on assignment for a small gig without a pit. And sometimes, during said gig, they  light the entire show with yellow-orange front-lighting. What do you do?

Hawthorne Heights performing in support of Me Talk Pretty at Pop's in Sauget, IL on February 6, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG) Hawthorne Heights performing in support of Me Talk Pretty at Pop's in Sauget, IL on February 6, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG) Me Talk Pretty performing at Pop's in Sauget, IL on February 6, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG) Me Talk Pretty performing at Pop's in Sauget, IL on February 6, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG) Me Talk Pretty performing at Pop's in Sauget, IL on February 6, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG) Me Talk Pretty performing at Pop's in Sauget, IL on February 6, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG) Me Talk Pretty performing at Pop's in Sauget, IL on February 6, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

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The lighting for headliners Me Talk Pretty wasn’t pretty, but sometimes you just have to go in and bring home the best possible results.

Personally, I’m not a big fan of converting images to black and white simply because of the lighting, even in the instances of severe red light. Instead, a little WB tweak can go a long way – it’s not going to completely kill a lighting effect, but it’s enough to make a performer not look like they’re covered in lava. Maybe.

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  1. Brian

    Can you imagine is she tripped and fell while wearing those shorts?

    Nice work, despite the lighting arrangement. I love that first drummer shot and the one following it. Maybe that girl will see your shot and live the moment forever.

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