Photographing Twenty One Pilots For Rock Sound Magazine

Photographing Twenty One Pilots for a magazine cover was fresh. I have seen them and worked with them a few times live, but never in a studio setting… well a tiny study in an office building – but it is still a studio. I was in London to photograph a festival and I met up with them for a little under two hours the day before and we created these photographs.

I shot these with the Canon 6D, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART and lit with a Profoto B1. Hope you like.

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Let me take your picture

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First shot used for cover

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With text and such

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Trying to get something natural

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It’s rad they are such good pals

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Love this shot, almost everything they do looks natural but my favorite is always smiles

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Couch break

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Solo with Tyler

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This is the natural light, but all images lit with flash

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Final solo cover image

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With text

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Solo Josh

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Reviewing images on camera

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This chill?

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Nice

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Final solo image, before crop

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Cropped and text added

Here are a few more images from the shoot. There are some others which I didn’t include in the article but you can find them in the magazine. There is one where Tyler looks like he is falling over… and just want to say, he was actually falling over.

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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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  • Kaite Shelton

    Thanks for posting this!

  • Raadhika Tandon

    Alex Hirschfeld i want this to be my life

  • Amanda Walker

    Jordan Gilbert this is that photographer I told you about

  • Libby Matson

    Faith Ducas elmakias …. atl’s usual photographer ……with top …… this is a blessing

  • Aixa Luque

    Simple and beautiful

  • Monica Fontenoy Thompson

    Really amazing. I like it too ❤

  • Kiley Howard

    Super clean and full of detail!!!!

  • Nubbs Sugrue

    when are you coming to NYC?

  • Abbi Smith

    Izzie Watson I just died

  • Tess Leys

    Janice Wynen voor op uw achtergrond

  • Izzie Watson

    WHY HAVE YOU DONE THIS TO ME IM IN TEARS THEY ARE BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL HUMANS

  • Lilly Furtado

    Tyler! This is a great photo 🙂

  • Marcus Hughes

    Siobhan Louise Lenihan, I figured you’d like this…

  • Méline Teillet Fargetas

    I can’t wait to see the result of the pictures !! I love them 😀

  • Méline Teillet Fargetas

    I can’t wait to see the result of the pictures !! I love them 😀

  • Angie Schølte

    My favorite is always smiles too, Adam U0001f605 I freakin love the pictures and was so happy to finally be able to buy a copy, thank youuu

  • Travis Rugemer

    What lens would you use at that distance?

  • Dixie Guy

    Adam: ok guys just look natural
    Tyler: *sits in Josh’s lap and stares lovingly into his eyes* did you know you’re my favorite drummer?

  • Shabrina Kuswardani

    I do too

  • Nubbs Sugrue

    You don’t take pictures. You make them. When you hone a craft and excel at it you make the final product. sorry to preach. I just dislike seeing talented people say they take something.

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    How much is UK shipping from your website? Because last time I tried it said $75 U0001f633

  • Caitlin Louise Hanley

    Oh if I could take pictures of them

  • Deena Ramzan

    Maria Ramzan so do u .

  • Maria Ramzan

    I do U0001f644U0001f629

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