Opening up the The Halloween Hootenanny with Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, Murderdolls put on a fantastic show that proved that showmanship trumps spastic lighting design.
High energy and fast movements are never really a fun combination when the lighting is feast or famine, but that was exactly the case with Murderdolls. As such, the main challenge for this show was a little bit of timing to catch those flashes of white light, and making sure locked focus all the while.
For me, the trick is to not trying to focus, compose, and make the image in one burst of lighting, because the white light rarely flares up for long enough to do both well. Instead, break up the tasks into different bursts of lighting, and you now have much more manageable tasks for each burst.
Regardless, for all the challenges, the band put on such a fun show that it's hard not to enjoy photographing these guys – especially frontman Wednesday 13.