Violet & Viruses Band Promo Shoot | Nov 15, 2009

admin| 17 Dec 2009| 4 comments | Music Tags: ,

As many people know, I love working with bands and people who are into music. Violet and Viruses is a rock band based in Toronto, ON that started back in September of 2008 and I have been working with these guys on photoshoots, covering live events and being part of the roadie crew (or the only one) back then. As it turns out, this is the second photo shoot I have done with Violet and Viruses. The first time was done in U of T where we were shooting in the cold at midnight with only available light. This time around, I shot the entire shoot with one speedlite on manual settings with a 1/8 grid invented by David Honl. Good thing that day was not overly windy or too cold, even though my light stand got blown and knocked to the ground a couple of times, but we managed to get some good photos out of the shoot. It’s always fun working with local talented musicians.

This was such a last minute thing and we really did not scout for a place till the very last minute. Originally we were going to do it in some woods in Richmond Hill, but the safety did not occur to us. Then we thought about someone’s party room in their condo but that plan also back fired. We finally arrived in some swamp area in Markham, ON. I am going to be honest about this. I got inspiration from Slipknot’s “All Hope is Gone” album cover as soon as I saw our environment. Here are a few photos I like

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009



Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009 - Vocal

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009 - Vocal

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009 - Drummer

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009 - Drummer

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009 - Guitarist

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009 - Guitarist

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009 - Bassist/Guitarist

Violets and Viruses Band Promo Shoot 2009 - Bassist/Guitarist

Finally, here’s a quick 30 seconds video that I made with Animoto.

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  1. Scott M | 29 Dec 2009 at 11:47 pm | Reply

    VERY cool!!!! Love the DPP and color!

  2. admin | 30 Dec 2009 at 12:00 am | Reply

    Thanks Scott. Shot this in bright daylight too haha. You’re the first to comment that’s not spam

  3. Michael | 08 May 2010 at 6:27 am | Reply

    Wow what lovely pictures.May I know what all things I to be considered while selecting the location for band promo photography shoot?

    • admin | 13 May 2010 at 10:02 am | Reply

      Thanks for the compliment, as for selecting locations, honestly anywhere would do. It’s most important to visualize the final outcome of the photos and communicate that to the band so everyone is on the same page. This would definitely make life a lot easier. Cheers.

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