A few months back I received a call asking if I would do a band promo shot. I had not heard their music yet so I was kind of in the dark as to which theme I would try to achieve. So after the call I started researching techniques/ideas for band promo shots. I came across some neat photos that had different looks that I knew I could handle. This gave me enough ideas so when I arrived and saw the band I would know how I would capture the mood.
I did not know how much time I would have to get the shots. So I had planned on just shooting around their studio. However just to be safe I pulled up google maps street view of the town I would be shooting in to find some areas that would make good backdrops. (I’m glad I did this as it comes in handy!)
I arrived at their studio the afternoon of the shoot a little early to look around. Immediately I saw a lack of space. Luckily the band was running late from getting ready and I had some more time to go check on the other locations I had scouted out on google maps. These spots were only about 3 miles away and were much better.
The band arrived at the studio and I convinced them that this other location was much better. We loaded up and took shots at a few different spots. Below is a diagram of the shot they are using-
And below is the shot straight from the camera-
And below is the shot after I processed it-