Timbakutada Orce, you just know when shooting a band is going to be a good laugh and that is exactly what what we got with Timbakutada – All 16 of them… No pressure then! Organising the full group has been hit and miss for a while but this time they had a gig in the nearby town of Huescar which meant that the majority of the guys and girls were all together at the same time, a perfect opportunity for a photo shoot but with a small two hour window time was tight.
Ok, the name of the game was to rattle off some individual portraits and then some group shots, doing the numbers this left us with just a few minutes per person – literally 4 or 5 minutes so shooting fast was essential in order to leave a half hour for some other ideas we had, needless to say the pressure was on. Portraits were to be done in the studio and even with over 100m2 to work with, space was still too tight for a group of 16 so a couple of shots outside on the industrial estate finished off the session (plus a few daft shots because we like doing that here!)
Need to work quick? Get a light meter! The Sekonic 308s really did save a whole bunch of time on this occasion as far as the ‘retratos’ were concerned. The afternoon however (prior to the shoot) was not without it frustrations – you know the saying ‘if it can go wrong it will go wrong’? Well, first up was the smoke machine which suddenly decided to die on us two hours prior to kick off, luckily Gayle managed to get in touch with Cristian (Gato Negro) who pointed us in the right direction to get another machine before the shoot started, then the PC had some kind of episode which meant that the ‘session plan’ that we had prepared vanished from the files so 10 minutes prior to the band tuning up we were frantically scribbling down all the ideas we could remember – poses, props, lighting, smoke, gels and all that stuff…. Que panic!
Anyway after the madness the studio began to fill up and it was rock n roll time, its fair to say that everyone was up for it which always helps immensely, full of energy and not concerned about stepping out of their comfort zone – even in just the few minutes of shooting each band member, a big hats off too to the boss ‘Javier’ being put under the chainsaw (more on that later!). Overall, in the time frame we managed to get some good results and reaction on social media has been awesome!
BEHIND THE SCENES
- Timbakutada (Behind the scenes rehearsal, Salon Cultural ORCE 2016)
- Timbakutada (Full Gallery 2017)
- Timbakutada (Mercado Medieval, ORCE 2016)
- Timbakutada on Facebook
Muchas Gracias TIMBAKUTADA ORCE – ¡Hasta Agosto!
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