November 27, 2010 Steve Gerrard

Detralate – Birmingham Band Portraits

I’ve done a few band portrait shoots recently and really enjoy pushing myself to get something which will help bands stand out from the pack and help labels take them seriously. I use simple lighting set-ups, sometimes just natural light, and then spend time giving them the look I’m after in Photoshop.

The editing techniques I use for these shoots are quite different to what I’d use on weddings and other portraits but bands often suit something more dramatic so I think it works well.

Detralate describe themselves as “a melodic death metal band (inspired by bands like In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Lamb of God etc.) and have been together over 5 years. They’re just about to start promoting their debut album, so needed some new images to go along with the new album.

All these photos were taken within a few hundred yards of our studio in central Birmingham…

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