Reel Big Fish is another band that I enjoy photographing. I don’t remember how many times I’ve seen the band but they always put on a great show!
Reel Big Fish certainly delivers the good musically and for photography. Aaron is an excellent showman and hams it up for the cameras all the time. He’s constantly making fun poses/faces and running around the stage. The horn section are also great for the cameras, especially Johnny Christmas. He has a different appearance each time I see him. Dan Regan has left the band and Billy Kottage of Pilfers/Big D/other bands has joined the band and did an awesome job.
At one point he was being funny and gave me the finger; I laughed at that. I also laughed when his t-bone fell apart later in the show and he was quickly trying to fix it. He recovered just in time for a trombone solo though. I still had to tease him about it later. I sadly didn’t stay for the whole show and left around when Coolie Ranx came on stage to sing with Aaron. Scott came out and sang a song from what I saw from friends on the social sites. If you never had the chance to photograph RBF before, you’re missing out!
I was happy this show was at Best Buy Theater because they always have good lighting and the photo pit is a decent size. For this set, I stuck with the 24-70mm f2.8 lens in the pit and the 70-200mm f2.8 from the side of the venue. For other technical details, I was around 1/250 or higher and ISO 3200.
Prints in this set are available for purchase! You’ll certainly help me out if you bought a print or two! They make lovely gifts. Just Let me know which photo(s) you’re interested in (please provide alt tag or #) and I’ll give you a quote. Photos are also available for licensing to your website, magazine, facebook page, etc. as well.