#1
My band are thinking of making some promo photos for our bio and website, can someone please help me out? What sort of angle do we want to get, and posing etc..
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#2
Depends on the band, look at examples of bands that play the same genre and steal some ideas.
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#4
I'd say if this is going to labels you want an air of professionalism only a pro photographer can give. The extra investment could prove to be worth it
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The silhouettes of all the band members as they slowly fap to softcore Swedish porn on the motel's video casette player.
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#10
If you play metal, it is OBLIGATORY for you to be in a photo with everyone looking down at the camera with pissed-off expressions. (ie, camera at about waist height pointing upwards).
If you play progressive, invert this so you're looking upwards.

Other rules: If there is a girl in the band one of the male members must be caught looking at her boobs/ass in the photo.

If you play black metal you must hire out a set of medieval weapons. Also putting a few nails through everything in the photo may help.
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#16
Make sure nobody is just standing there with their arms at their sides. It looks stupid. Put them in your pockets, behind you, cross your arms... Whatever! Just make sure they aren't limp at your sides.

Also, NO brand name clothing.
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#17
Get a jet and look at the Zeppelin pic and wing it from there
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#19
Also, don't make it look like you're infront of your drummer's house, in your Mom's backyard or something. Find an alleyway.
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#20
You should kill and old lady and have her corpse propped up in the background.

That would be br00t4lz
#21
1: take photos that are natural. I generally dislike the idea of a band just posing for a photo by standing next to each other in the spur of the moment. It looks so ****in' ridiciulous I can't even spell the word right.

2: if you want photos that look good, get it from an angle that doesn't have eye contact, or even better, take photos when you're not posing at all. let the cameraman have the freedom to actually take photos when the band is doing something natural and then select the photos you like instead of taking 3 and go "well we have to pick one of these hideous creations"
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#22
You should all dress up as gangsters with bling and everything.
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#23
Stand in front of a garage door, put your arms in the air, and smile...


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Also, don't make it look like you're infront of your drummer's house, in your Mom's backyard or something. Find an alleyway.


Hmm any places in a suburb or house that would be good? Can't go to the city for a photo..
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#25
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Hmm any places in a suburb or house that would be good? Can't go to the city for a photo..


I don't know. There's got to be a back alley somewhere. Find a dirty place where you can stand up against a brick wall like a bunch of hoods. Like the road behind a shopping plaza where the trucks unload the merch for the stores.

Alternatively, you go for a Breakfest Club theme.




Go look at a bunch of other peoples band pictures and see what looks good.
#26
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Hmm any places in a suburb or house that would be good? Can't go to the city for a photo..


Why not? You don't have bus passes?
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
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Steve Harris.

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#30
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Steve Harris.

His presence takes that picture from 'weird' to 'WTF?!'


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#33
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If you play black metal you must hire out a set of medieval weapons. Also putting a few nails through everything in the photo may help.

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#35
I've noticed in every band picture, the majority of the members have their hands in their pockets.... I have no idea why. So just do that, and you should be fine.
#36
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I've noticed in every band picture, the majority of the members have their hands in their pockets.... I have no idea why. So just do that, and you should be fine.


To look nonchalant, like WE BE ROCKSTARS WE CARE NOT ABOUT STUFF