Paramore are one of those bands that are a gem for live music photographers: an extremely dynamic stage show with an iconic frontwoman and bombastic lights that all make for a fantastic challenge.
Having caught Paramore opening up for No Doubt earlier this year, I was excited to see the pop-punk heavy weights for their headlining tour.
Paramore of a huge challenge in many ways, not the least of which is the band's use of dramatic lighting. Of course, this is a “high class” problem, because the band's lighting treatment makes the band look great when it's on full blast.
However, as variable as the lighting is for this tour, the biggest challenge for photographing Paramore is singer Hayley Williams.
Williams is nothing short of a firecracker on stage, dominating the front monitors and whipping the crowd into a frenzy with every gesture.
If you're photographing this tour, expect a small workout if you want to keep up with Hayley, especially if you have to fight through a crowded photo pit.
Also, I have to salute Paramore's lighting designer. Here's a shot that shows what gorgeous backlighting this tour is employing: