Live: The Vettes @ The Parish – Austin, TX

The Vettes @ The Parish

So I was pretty excited when I heard my fellow Louisianian’s, The Vettes, were playing at The Parish. These guys (and gal) really rock live, and their performances never disappoint.

The two opening acts (The Daze and The Shears) both had pretty challenging lighting, so I wasn’t sure what to expect for The Vettes’ set.  I was pleasantly surprised to see some spotlight usage on lead vocalist Rachel.

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

The Vettes @ The Parish

Thoughts & Shooting Notes

Although lead vocalist/guitarist Rachel received some welcome spotlight treatment during The Vettes’ performance, the rest of the guys were pretty dimly lit with mostly blue and red washes, with spotlighting from the rear.  This meant a lot of camera adjusting between shooting Rachel, and when trying to grab shots of the rest of the band.  My right hand got a lot of exercise to say the least.

I shot this set with my favorite combo for The Parish, which is the Canon 5d Mark II and the Canon 24-70mm 2.8L.  I was able to maintain a pretty quick shutter speed (somewhere around 1/160) while adjusting my ISO up and down depending on whether or not I was shooting Rachel, or the rest of The Vettes.

6 Responses to “Live: The Vettes @ The Parish – Austin, TX”

  1. Todd says:

    Looking good, Kevin. Some really solid shots in here, like the vertical of the synth/keyboard player and of course the last shot.

    Does the Parish need a house photographer? You should hit them up, you’re killing it there.

    • kevin says:

      Thanks Todd. That means a lot coming from you.

      The Parish is a really cool place to shoot, and the manager and I are on really good terms. He’s a great guy, and their staff there is awesome.

      Thanks again for the comment, and I can’t wait to see those Apocalyptica shots!

  2. Jim Milne says:

    Rocking pics man, the halo light ray ones are superb.

    Second and last shots are crazy good :) Excellent stuff.

  3. Dane says:

    Great stuff brother!

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