James the Drummer / by Luke Pyett


It was Sunday evening and we were just arriving at the studio to shoot for James Brown, Drummer from the band "Duck House".

Before I could even introduce myself I had already set up my camera and started taking photos of James. The sunset was just too good to miss, for me, this is my favourite time to shoot when the sun creates a golden glow for a short amount of time (golden hour).

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Anyway, we were there to shoot a short video for James for his own self-promotion. I was assisting Lewis with the filming throughout the evening and helping him setup. I was initially planning on just shooting some B-Roll footage, but after looking back at all of the clips I got that evening, I had more than enough to make a short behind the scenes video of the shoot.

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I had no idea where the time went before we knew it, it was already half 10 and the owner of the studio was coming in to lock up. All in all, it was a good shoot and it was great meeting James, oh and thanks for the heads up about bringing along earplugs!

Anyway, I'll let the video do the rest of the talking. 

Take a look at how the shoot went down in the video below!

- Luke

Camera/Equipment used: Sony a6500, Sigma Art 35mm 1.4, Neewer Softboxes