Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits

I have been doing my Sigma 50mm backstage portraits series for awhile. I learn a lot every time I do it. This time I learned that the weather outside really does affect 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 from your Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits… 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! The 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.

Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits Lighting Setup
My backstage portrait lighting setup!
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Mike Fuentes
Backstage Portrait – Mike Fuentes of Pierce The Veil
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Michael McGough
Backstage Portrait – Michael McGough of Being As An Ocean
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Ralph Sica
Backstage Portrait – Ralph Sica of Being As An Ocean
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Tyler Ross
Backstage Portrait – Tyler Ross of Being As An Ocean
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Connor Denis
Backstage Portrait – Conor Denis of Being As An Ocean
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Joel Quartuccio
Backstage Portrait – Joel Quartuccio of Being As An Ocean
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits
Backstage Portrait – My friend Matt
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits
Backstage Portrait – Touring guitar for The Amity Affliction
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Riff Raff
Backstage Portrait – Riff Raff
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Riff Raff
Backstage Portrait – Riff Raff
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Hiroki Ikegawa
Backstage Portrait – Hiroki Ikegawa of Crossfaith
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Terufumi Tomano
Backstage Portrait – Terufumi Tomano of Crossfaith
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Tatsuya
Backstage Portrait – Tatsuya of Crossfaith
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Homie
Backstage Portrait – Homie
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits of Ahren Stringer
Backstage Portrait – Ahren Stringer of The Amity Affliction
Sigma 50mm Backstage Portraits
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