I try to avoid shooting at venues with horrible lighting. Sometimes, it just can’t be helped. For example, Lemuria, a punk/rock/pop trio from Buffalo, was scheduled to play Adelaide Hall December 17. I’ve never been to this particular venue, but from what I’ve seen in pictures, it looks like a decent space. So, having previously shot Lemuria at Riot Fest, I requested to photograph the show for one of the blogs I do assignments for – in this case, A Music Blog, Yea? (AMBY). But some unforeseen mishap at Adelaide Hall (electrical problems? water damage?) caused the venue to be changed to The Garrison.
I’ve been to The Garrison a handful of times, and the pink/purple lighting always makes it difficult to get clear, crisp images. It’s pretty much a nightmare, actually. But I guess these are the conditions you face as a music photographer. So anyway, I shot Lemuria, as well as the two openers – Prince (no, not that one), and Junior Battles. I’ll be honest – I’m not crazy about a lot of the shots, but there were some that turned out okay. Check out the full set of pics right here.