Tag Archives: The Mad Maggies

New band photo

Today I did a photo shoot on my patio with the band. For lighting I used a single speedlite (Canon 430ex II) and a shoot thru umbrella. The backdrop was a $10 plastic tarp. This was the money shot (if you look closely you can see the shutter trigger in my right hand).

The Mad Maggies September 30, 2012

Here’s a cleaned up version sans the faux HDR treatment and cheap backdrop (better for the one sheet):

The Mad Maggies September 30, 2012

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 50mm.

Canon 5DM3 before a rehearsal.

On stage before a gig

This past weekend our band played a gig at The Caspar Inn in Mendocino County. We arrived a few hours early so before showtime we had plenty of time to set up, check our gear, and get acquainted with the surroundings. Here’s Maggie giving her squeezebox the once-over.

Mad Mags checks her squeezebox pre-show

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 40mm. 1/10 at f/5.6, ISO 1600.

Canon 5DM3 imaging a venue.

Sound friends

I’m in transition right now (all good!) so my posting will be spotty for a short while. In the interim, to fill in for the days I don’t get to shoot, I may post the occasional commute photo (which I’m transitioning from), or I may go to the archives and pull something out for fun. This one is of band mates, friends and the chartreuse cap at the waterfront in Seattle during The Mad Maggies “Big Ass Van” tour in March.

Friends at the waterfront in Seattle

Canon G11 at the Puget Sound.

Last day on the road

The band just finished a ten day tour traveling from the San Francisco Bay Area to Port Townsend, WA and back playing a different venue every night. This photo was taken near the California/Oregon border on I5 during the last leg of our journey. I chose it because it represents a fleeting view of the weather we experienced throughout the tour–including 9 inches of snow in Eugene, OR on the first day of spring. Weird, and amazing! Inclement weather be damned–we had a blast. More photos to come.

Weather on I5 near the CA/OR border

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 21mm. 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i working during a pee break.