Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits

I have been doing my backstage portrait series for awhile. I learn a lot every time I do it. This time I learned that the weather outside really does effect how people look and how my lens works when it is very humid. I had to scrap a lot of the portrait honestly because I just didn’t like how they turned out. So if you are a band viewing this blog and wondering where your image is… I probably didn’t use it. I always feel bad because when i am shooting a personal project people email me and request the images I took- but I don’t end up using them all. I am shooting to learn and for what I personally love, and I make mistakes and choose to not publish some images. So I am sorry to the subjects that I messed up on this time, I will get you next time. I owe you.

The only band I really made away with one very good portrait of each member was Citizen – view backstage portraits with Citizen

My location for the backstage portraits this time around was Pierce The Veil’s trailer- thank you for letting me use it! Light was A Profoto B1 shot through an octabox with the background being a reflector. My camera was a Canon 5d Mark III with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and an ND filter to help me keep my aperture pretty wide open in daylight.

My backstage portrait lighting setup!

Backstage Portrait – Mike Fuentes of Pierce The Veil

Backstage Portrait – Michael McGough of Being As An Ocean

Backstage Portrait – Ralph Sica of Being As An Ocean

Backstage Portrait – Tyler Ross of Being As An Ocean

Backstage Portrait – Conor Denis of Being As An Ocean

Backstage Portrait – Joel Quartuccio of Being As An Ocean

Backstage Portrait – My friend Matt

Backstage Portrait – Touring guitar for The Amity Affliction

Backstage Portrait – Riff Raff

Backstage Portrait – Riff Raff

Backstage Portrait – Hiroki Ikegawa of Crossfaith

Backstage Portrait – Terufumi Tomano of Crossfaith

Backstage Portrait – Tatsuya of Crossfaith

Backstage Portrait – Homie

Backstage Portrait – Ahren Stringer of The Amity Affliction

Backstage Portrait – Homie

Backstage Portrait – Kenta Koie of Crossfaith

Backstage Portrait – Carlos!

Backstage Portrait – Brandon Mullins of Beartooth

Backstage Portrait – Caleb Shomo of Beartooth

Backstage Portrait – Kamron Bradbury of Beartooth

Backstage Portrait – Casey Ervin

Backstage Portrait – Matt Welsh of While She Sleeps

Backstage Portrait – Riley

Backstage Portrait – Cody Carson of Set It Off

GEAR USED IN THIS SHOOT

POSTED BY Adam Elmakias

Adam Elmakias is a music photographer based out of San Diego, California. He spends most of his time doing stuff with cameras. Adam wrote this himself, not someone else. I am Adam.

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