Haunted Audio Sessions, the record label run by Redcoat (and long time friend), presented DFRNT with support from REDCOAT, EADE (aso her birthday) and MC Collaborator at the Bikkuri Lounge in Orlando. Killer Dubstep, good Sake (2-4-1) and a birthday party for Emily (EADE) was mine for the snapping. Shooting at these gigs is fun and challenging at the same time. Crazy lights going off every which way and I don’t like to just flash everyone all night long. I’ll blab about the photo side after the photos below. I’d like to thank Redcoat and EADE for having me out. And a big thank you to Billie for keeping an eye on my gear! I owe you a round.
For this shoot I broke out a Manfrotto Super Clamp, Pocket Wizards (+580EXII) and a Manfrotto Arm (196B-2). First off I set the flash up on it’s base with a Pocket Wizard attached to it. This let me set it up near the DJ’s and then be free to move about the venue and keeping consistant settings/distance for the flash. Several of the shots where taken with the camera attached to the arm which was mounted to the table the decks were on. I used a shutter release and positioned the camera up close to the decks with a 15mm fish eye lens. This let me be close to the equipement without me physically being all up in the DJ’s junk (that’s the technical term). The place had a killer computer control wall of orbs that changed color. The last photo at the bottom was taken looking directly into one of them, if you look closely you can see me leaning in.
Other than those shots, I used a 70-200mm 2.8L from the back of the room and just off the stage, and my trusty 24-70mm 2.8L for general shots. The rest was hand held with and without the flash as I experimented. The nice thing about the Pocket Wizards is you can just throw the transmitter to another channel and the flash doesn’t fire, if you need right away click it back to channel 1 or whatever channel you are using and presto, flash!
Check out Haunted Audio Recordings the DJ’s that made this event a blast. I’d like to thank Redcoat and EADE for having me out, this is my 3rd Dubstep event I’ve shot and I am looking forward to many more.