This week we want to talk to you about our first festival of 2017! This year we kicked off summer with an awesome rock festival in Ampthill, AmptRocks. I was beyond excited for this event as Busted were headliners, not going to lie but I am a massive fan girl when it comes to this particular boyband. Jordan was busy at another event so we decided to invite Jess along to second shoot. Here's a sneaky snap of the girls before the festival... can you tell that I'm a little bit excited?!
The festival kicked off with a local band from Bedfordshire, Arccos. They're a young indie band, performing mostly covers at the moment, but they held their own in front of a huge crowd of over 4000. Jess and I decided to go for a style where we try and capture individual band member personalities throughout this festival, making the pictures lively and personal. Here are a few of the first band:
Next up where the fantastic Cast. They really got the crowd bouncing with their upbeat, rock songs and energetic performance. A lot of the other photographers were hyped to see Cast perform so there was a great energy backstage amongst us all. Although I didn't really know who they were I was soon educated on their music! Here a few snaps of the amazing Cast:
It was about now I became officially excited...
As Jess and I waited in the pit for Busted the growing crowd got more and more restless, chanting for the newly back together band. After an extensive sound check we were all finally put of our misery and Busted came on, opening their set with their iconic song, Air Hostess. They kept the crowd happy by playing all classics but also rocked some of their new material which is just as good if you ask me. They gave an extremely energetic performance even when the heavens opened and we all got soaked! Here are a few of my personal faves:
In terms of the editing process we decided to go for almost a vintage style, here are a few examples of before and after:
As you can see the editing process is as important as the shoot itself. We use Lightroom as our main editing software. For this particular edit I used a Lightroom preset, Soft Poppy Vintage, then added about 20% contrast on top. After that it was just a case of using colour correction and adjusting the highlights and shadows in accordance with individual photos.
After this festival the whole team are very excited for more Live Performance Events, so excited we've even added a section to our website: www.capturehouse.co.uk/live-performance-photography
Have a wonderful week,