Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle

May 2, 2009 – If your cover band is good enough to trick Rolling Stone into believing you’re the real deal,  you’re probably pretty good. The New York based Journey tribute band, Evolution, did just that at the 2009 Bamboozle Music Festival in East Rutherford, NJ.

While I’m still a little disappointed that I didn’t get to see the real Steve Perry come out of retirement, Evolution absolutely rocked and I’ve got the photos to prove it.

Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle Concert Photography - Evolution (Journey cover band) at Bamboozle

PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTES

Luckily, Evolution was given a light show fitting of the real Journey. With an exposure around 1/500 at f/4.5 and ISO 1600, there was both plenty of DOF and plenty of stopping power to capture every one of Hugo’s melodic rock gestures and guitarist Adam Holland’s copious guitar face.

The wonderful texture of the photos is thanks to the banks of white strip lights that lined either side of the stage. Even though it’s a pain in the ass to meter for, you gotta love bright side lighting.

  1. Nice set, Chris.

  2. It’s one thing to sound like Steve Perry and entirely another to look AND sound like Steve Perry ( kind scary) — http://cli.gs/X8NsTr

  3. What captures my attention is the spotlights. In the background they are smooth and no issues with Noise, or flares or anything. Do you contribute this to gear, skill, or post production?

    My local venue who lets me do unlimited shoots has giant spotlights that make the photo look great. I learned after the first shoot to spot meter off the forehead otherwise you got blown out portions. Especially if using matrix metering.

    Anyway, my tips more aimed at your readers than you (obviously) Great shooting!

    -Taylor Mahaffey
    http://www.taylormahaffey.com

  4. Thanks Jason!

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