This week I photographed Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand at their Utah summer concert at the Sandy Amphitheater. I’ve created images for them for years, and I always look forward to this show in particular. It’s outdoors with a mix of chair and lawn seating, and the feel of the place is great for the show Ryan and his band put on. There is always a lot of energy here at this show, and I work to capture that energy and emotion in the images.
As a musician myself, I’ve always loved concerts and I think that makes it especially fun to photograph them. I work hard to create images that do more than just capture the night for the band, the images should also make a viewer feel like they are there. That means images need to be timed to catch the right split-second motion, must show attitude, but must also be technically great with color, exposures (during rapidly changing lighting), and have a good, artistic composition –– and I have to do it all while being sneaky so that I’m not obtrusive to the audience’s experience. That’s always the challenge of photographing a concert, and I think these images do that. See what you think.
Ryan is a songwriter, and all of his music is original. His shows have a bluegrass/rock flavor, with a set list of up tempo and loud songs mixed with more mellow ballads. If you’ve never been to one of his shows, you really should check them out.
And if you are a band and need great images on stage, in studio or even on location, and want images that look great no matter what, than give me a call at 801-728-3317. You can also check out my portfolio website at BryCox.com.
Until next time, America.