Music Photography Blog

by Adam Elmakias

One Minute Warped Tour 2011 Portraits

These are some random portraits from Warped Tour last year. I shot them for a project originally, but they ended up just being practice. I also edited them a crap ton just to see how it would look and to learn some new techniques. A bunch of band dudes at the end of a 2 month long tour. I shot half of these by the tour buses and half on the stage behind the drum set. A few of my set up pictures below. The project would have had them all cut out, but for this I just left em with the backdrop.

Lighting goal was to have a super soft light on everyones face and the backlight was mostly to make cutting out easier, had I done it. You can tell which portraits I took at night because the subjects eyes are so dilated.

Backstage at the Gorge in Washington. Stage is to my left and a giant gorge to my right.
This was the last day or tour, somewhere in Oregon. Right behind the buses.
Ben, Sound guy for TDWP
Dan Williams of The Devil Wears Prada
Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada
Jeremy McKinnon of A Day To Remember
Josh Woodard of A Day To Remember
Kevin Skaff of A Day To Remember
Jesse is awesome
Andy Trick of The Devil Wears Prada
Andrew, Tour Manager for The Ready Set
Jordan, Merch for ADTR
Andy John of The Ready Set
Caleb Shomo of Attack! Attack!
Jordan Witzigreuter aka The Ready Set