Here's one shot of lead guitarist Clint Lowery from Sevendust's performance at Pointfest 28 that I thought deserves it's own post as a preview. Full story and a shot of singer Lajon Witherspoon after the jump.
Sevendust's lighting was the first band that received spotlight treatment on the main stage of Pointfest 28. However, this sweet light only fell on singer Lajon Witherspoon, and not the rest of the band. Luckily, there was just enough light under the shed of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater to light the above scene of Clint Lowery.
Just out of frame on the left is a video camera that was shooting for the live projection feed, for which Clint was mugging with one of his guitar picks. I hope the videographer got his shot – I was happy to “settle” for this frame.
But more than that, the real story here is that Clint actually stayed at the front of the stage long enough for me to run over from the center of the stage where I was shooting Lajon when I saw this scene unfolding. He started out just mugging for the camera, but then reached back up to his mic stand to grab a guitar pick and hold it out for the video feed.
In live music photography, there are plenty of moments when you see something happening down the stage from where you're shooting.
For me, the perpetual question is, “Do I have enough time to make the shot?” There's no way of telling for sure. Some movements are only going to last for a split second. For others, sometimes you get a lucky break and an even better shot that you originally saw.
As they say, no guts, no glory.
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Full set from Sevendust coming up soon, guys.