Posts Tagged ‘singer songwriter’

Shooting promos for Bands and Artists

A few weeks ago I hooked up with Shayla. She’s a singer-songwriter working on updating her publicity photos to coincide with the new direction her music has taken. I haven’t had the opportunity to work with many bands or artists lately so it was a refreshing challenge.

About 5 years ago I was introduced to a music producer and shot some promo shots for one of his artists. He liked them so much he asked me back to shoot cover art for a band’s CD. It was my first attempt at shooting a CD cover and I learned an important lesson – a CD cover is square; my camera doesn’t shoot square photos.¬† I got lucky and was able to find frames that fit the shape but the lesson I learned was invaluable.

When I talked to Shayla and listened to a sample of her new music I figured this industrial part of San Pedro would be perfect. My goal was to shoot images that will allow plenty of text while still showing a sense of the location.