Backstage Portraits, again

I have to learn at some point. That is why I do this. I am slow learner, I have identified this. I am okay with it. It takes me a lot longer to learn and reach goals than I think it does for most – but I tend to stray from comparing because nothing productive ever comes from it. I like to do this and I really enjoy shooting like this, so I do. My goal for this was to get it mostly right in camera, and do mostly uniform editing. So not a lot of spot editing. There isn’t really any dodge/burn in these. The only spot editing I did in some were to remove the backgrounds when I was able.

I try to keep my set up mobile/compact/easy to assemble as this ensures I can always make the shoot happen. However when it does happen, my background is usually pretty shit as I just use a reflector. So in the future I will change that. I am going to find a better solution so that I can get it all right in camera and not have to spend hours cutting people out and changing their background haha. I don’t like doing tedious boring work.

These were all done backstage, easy setup – takes about 10 minutes to build, all contained within a Think Tank Production Manager 40. I shot everything with a Sigma 50 ART lens and lit ’em with my favorite Profoto B1. I bounced with a reflector for fill.

Backstage Portrait - Awsten Knight of Waterparks by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Awsten Knight of Waterparks

Backstage Portrait - Awsten Knight of Waterparks by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Awsten Knight of Waterparks

Backstage Portrait - Awsten Knight of Waterparks by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Awsten Knight of Waterparks

Awsten Knights of Waterparks by Adam Elmakias

I didn’t get much time to shoot live that night, but I like this image

Backstage Portrait - Gabe Barham of Sleeping With Sirens by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Gabe Barham of Sleeping With Sirens

Backstage Portrait - Nick Martin of Sleeping With Sirens by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Nick Martin of Sleeping With Sirens

Backstage Portrait - Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens

Backstage Portrait - Williard

Backstage Portrait – Williard

Backstage Portrait - Matt Best of Tonight Alive by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Matt Best of Tonight Alive

Backstage Portrait - Matt Best of Tonight Alive

Backstage Portrait – Matt Best of Tonight Alive

Backstage Portrait - Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive

Backstage Portrait - Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive

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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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Lorraine Cruz
Lorraine Cruz

Bianca Alvarado Alejandra Villalobos im sobbing

robdude -art
robdude -art

Nice ! Did you only use Lightroom for the post ? I love that look. Cheers!

Amy-Pearl Jones
Amy-Pearl Jones

Eleni Jones she actually looks so good with no hair!!

Taylor Collins
Taylor Collins

Leah Bowkett i have the same nose ring in right now im crying

Passion Rumbaugh
Passion Rumbaugh

Not sure if ten times more attracted to her or displeased

Beth Tudor
Beth Tudor

Emma Henderson just knowing how much you love her

Denisse Jimenez
Denisse Jimenez

Paola Corpus No me odies, pero pensé que era Justin por un segundo 😂

Paola Corpus
Paola Corpus

HAHAHAHAHAHAA nooooo, está raro este muchacho 😂 nada que ver

Leanne Bevan
Leanne Bevan

Grace Tallack didn't know she shaved her head

Grace Tallack
Grace Tallack

Neither did I, at least it's better than the dreads

Leanne Bevan
Leanne Bevan

Suits her tbh. My chubby head could not pull that off

Grace Tallack
Grace Tallack

I can't pull anything off except the current hair I have and even then the jury's still out

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