Artist – Natasha Bedingfield
Venue- Roundhouse London
Photo – by Jonathan Lappin
A selection of photographs from the the Royal Albert Hall of disco legends Earth Wind and Fire. I was covering the event for the Retna photo agency of which I am contributing photographer for music and events.
On the night we were allowed to shoot the first two songs to capture the band in action, and they certainly gave you something to shoot those boys still know how to put on great show they sounded great too.
The Royal Albert Hall London us a great venue t shoot in and all the PR and security were wall very accommodating and I hope everyone is happy with results
On the night I use my Canon 5d Mk II with Canon L series lenses.
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Once again Ben James of Breakout curated a great line up of female lead singers for September’s offering at the Lexington. All the performers received a warm welcome from the gathered crowd which had filled the venue.
The evening was kicked off by Jade Hopcroft who impressed with her strong vocals and lyrics, this young performer from Cornwall certainly has a future.
Next up on the bill for the night was Australian outfit Gossling, for me this young performer, real name Helen Groome was the find of the night her. She certainly has a mesmerising quality to her voice I for one will be purchasing her forth coming album Harvest of Gold.
Find out more about Gossling on her website
If a great reception at Breakout was not enough praise Gossling also was Paul Lester’s Band of of the day in the Guardian.
The next performer to wow the Lexington crowd on the night was the very talented and just as gorgeous Whinnie Williams, I for one love what she is trying to create with her 60’s slight kitsch parisian style, very seaside town meets Cocoo channel. On the night she delivered a strong set of which a managed to get some great shots of.
Why not check out Whinnie Wiliams Excellent Video
The Headliners Velvet Stream topped of the night with a typically energetic performance especially from lead singer Mati, which got the gathered fans rockin the Lexington. Its easy to see why this band had a good viral success with there brilliant single Bitch and have been delighting festival crowds all summer, why not check out there video here.
For me shooting bands such Velvet Stream is a real treat as they give you such excellent moments to capture.
I hope you look the below images which is a selection captured o the night, for those who care I was using a Canon 5DmkII camera with 24-70 L series lenses plus a canon 540 ex II flash.
To the owner of the Lexington please put ion some more powerful spot lights then I could dispense with having to use my Flash, you have a great venue for music why not also male i a great place to capture some brilliant acts on film in.
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I would also like to mention that this night coincided with national hug a drummer day, I managed to hug 5 in one day and i have been wondering if this is any kind of a record?
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You can view more pictures from the night on the Breakout website
However From a photographers point of view the venue could have slightly better lighting, although this is just a minor point which does not detract from the punters experience.
The promoters Gary Proser and Ben James put on four acts for this night with an international dimension, the fist band to delight the London crowd were Ariana and the Rose who had come across the pond from New York.
The rest of the nights line up included Leone T Pearl who got the assembled audience dancing with there brand of electronic music, next up Jake Hart played a strong set with Headliners Alaska Campus rounding off a great night of music.
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In the summer of 2012 I obtained a photopass for Womad music festival, I would be covering the event for Rythym Passport a world music listings site. As a festival music photographer you need to be prepared and for the event I was…
Bring and use sun blog.
Festival Hat – to keep the sun off.
Comfortable shoes – you will be on your feet all day walking or running between stages.
Bring sugery snacks – its important to keep those energy levels high.
Schedule and plan your day and pace your day.
Arrive at the photopit early and be cortious to other photographers as it will get busy.
Pack plenty of batteries.
Bring plenty of power cables and 4 ways as the media tent never has enough.
Bring plenty of memory cards.
Bring at least 2 camera’s.
Bring a variety of lenses.
Bring a decent Laptop.
have fun, enjoy shooting the acts and listening to the music.
I was there for 4 days of the festival and during that time I got the opportunity to shoot some great bands and artists, meet some great people, listened to great music, got sun burned and froze to death all in the one weekend.
The music at the festival was as varied as you would expect with some well known headliners which would be familiar with to those that you would not be so familiar to you, with many acts and artists from the far flung corners of the globe.
The following images represent the weekend from my perspective, I hope you you enjoy looking at them. If you do then if you have any comments please do let me know. You can also keep up to date with me on my facebook and twitter.
I am looking forward to this years Womad in just a few weeks time, why not check out their website
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Music photography London captured Stylo G headlining Breakouts second event of the month at Camden’s Proud Galleries.
Stylo G was supported by a great line up which is listed below, once again the acts were all of a high standard and made for some great photography.
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With the the Great Escape taking place in Brighton All Night Long Promotions put on a Great Escape special at Breakout in the heart of Camden. Barfly always makes a great venue for music and allows and is a great location for music photography in London.
All the acts performing at Breakout would be performing at the Great Escape. Most of the acts at Barfly had flown in from Canada to support.
The night would showcase 7 acts performing upstairs on the main stage and downstairs on the acoustic Lounge
Aint no Love
I hope you enjoy the images from the night please feel free to get in touch if you wish to discuss any of the shots or are interested in event photography, portrait photography or music photography in London.
Music photography London from Camden’s Barfly hosted 3 bands on the Main stage and 2 acoustic artists downstairs.
The night was started with an accomplished set from newcomer Sid Batham on the main stage , certainly one to watch. Next up on the main stage we had rising stars K who brought real energy to the stage and great music which was very well received by the Barfly crowd. Ending the night we had Breakout headliners MMX who had made the long journey down from Edinburgh, once again the music was of the highest quality.
In the acoustic lounge the crowd was treated to some melodic tunes from sweeden’s Linn Odberg which was followed with excellent songs from Richard Judge
Please enjoy the live music photography from Jonathan Lappin, feel free to contact me anytime concerning event photography, band portraits and live music photography.
Another great line provided for some great moments for capturing live music photography in the heart of London. The Barfly in an excellent music venue, the upstairs is long and narrow which creates a great atmosphere with 300+ music fans packed in.
headlining the night we had the LA act Milo Greene who played an excellent set which was made all the more memorable when band memeber Malana accused me of being her own worst nightmare…
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I hope you like the images from Breakout in association with Music Week at Camden Barfly
Event photography of the red arrows traing at RAF Scampton, I was invited to shoot a day in the life of Red 9 as it was his last season with the Reds.
To be given the opportunity to shoot the Reds and follow them for the day was a huge privaledge, I hope my images do the team justice.
The day consisted of two displays plus briefings and debriefings, I was granted full access to the team and jets, these I have to say are the ultimate boys toys.
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