Tagged: Music

Great music, great venue, great cause. The Women Transitioning Women Benefit Concert was the third time I’ve shot at the Bing Theater in Spokane and it didn’t disappoint. The concert, which benefited Transitions, featured together accomplished local female artists to perform original music. As always I had a great time listening and taking photos. Performances by: Liz Rognes, Kari Marguerite, Wonder Wonder, Suhanna Hamilton, Nicole Lewis, and The Angela Marie Project.

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© 2012 Eric Ashley

The Angry Woman Cabaret was a variety show that featured the many talents of local Spokane women. There was belling dancing, ballet, drumming, hip hop, and fashion. I had an exceptional time shooting such an array of performances by such skilled artists. This show benefited local nonprofit Transitions, which helps low-income and homeless women of Spokane get back on their feet.

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I had the great opportunity to photograph the Women Transitioning Women benefit concert. Hosted by local female artists the concert benefited Transitions, a local nonprofit that helps low-income and homeless women and children in Spokane. I had a blast photographing the very talented artists who performed all original songs. The concert, which took place at The Bing Crosby Theater featured: Colleen Rice, Kari Marguerite & the 76, Stephanie Hatzinikolis, Jesi B and The All Rites, Liz Rognes, and The Perennials. The follow up concert will take place in May 2012.

This was my first time in the Bing and I was pleasantly surprised to discover what a cool building it is. The below image, taken during sound check, shows a bit of the ornate moldings and lighting.

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© 2011 Eric Ashley

Renee and Ricardo were super cheerful and a lot of fun to work with. We started out with portraits at Finch Arboretum and then moved to the ceremony where we were pleasantly surprised by a fully decked out mariachi band. Live music is really special and adds a wonderful flavor to any event. After a warm ceremony Renee and Ricardo hit the dance floor along with their guests.

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The Walla Walla University Battle of the Bands brings together a group of talented musicians to rock the night for a good cause. 2011 built on the success of the previous two years and added an additional layer of excitement. Special thanks to all gifted people who generously gave their time and support to produce an amazing show.

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Time to activate star power with the band Number of Naked. This Rock Band inspired composite image was a lot of fun to shoot and arrange. Especially since band members Brett Jackson, John Lubke, Garrett, and Doug Stowers brought their rock personas to the table for Battle of the Bands.

This is your standard seamless white setup inspired by photographer Zach Arias who has some sweet tutorials on his site. Each subject was captured separately using a 39″ Elinchrom Deep Throat Octabox camera left, two Sb-800s behind the model to either side, two closet doors to block light from the Sb-800s getting to the subject, and a sheet of tile board for reflections. Check out image six for a lighting diagram.

Special thanks to Greg Fong and Aaron Coffeen for helping with this shoot.

© 2011 Eric Ashley

The second shoot of the day brought us to Waters Winery (who generously let us photograph on location on short notice) to photograph Voicebox. When arranging this shoot all I knew was that there were two band members and one of them would be playing an acoustic guitar. I’d seen these rocking chairs at the winery in the summer time when I was covering the Jazz and Wine Among Friends event. Thinking they would make a great rustic setting, Greg and I, setup our light to give the feel of a porch in the evening. Again, special thanks to Greg Fong for his help with this shoot.

Jon Anderson and Gabby Smith set about serenading us while we photographed away (one of my favorite aspects of photographing musicians). I really loved the playful mood of this first picture and decided to run it as their promo image for Battle of the Bands.

Lighting setup: 22″ Kacey Enterprises Beauty Dish with grid boomed above the models. Shoot thru umbrella camera left to lift the shadows. See fourth image down for lighting diagram.

© 2011 Eric Ashley