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Underoath in New Orleans | Music Photography by Jordan Hefler

Underoath in New Orleans | Music Photography | Jordan Hefler

The other day I got the opportunity to photograph Underoath for Stitched Sound in New Orleans (review linked here!)

For all you emo kids, you know that Underoath is LEGENDARY and has been a staple in the music scene for a long long time now. They were really big when I was in middle school, and after some ups and downs over the past decade, they’re finally back together and releasing new music.

It’s been a crazy, busy, STRESSFUL time for me lately and as cheesy as it sounds, this show was pretty much the highlight of my month. I’ve actually been listening to them nonstop since the show because the live performance was that good. Sometimes you go to a concert and it’s like an out of body experience- I’ve only been to a few shows like that and this was definitely one of them.

Here are my fave shots from the show below! SIDENOTE- as a photographer I always feel super guilty when I get too many shots of the singer. I try to be mindful of that when I’m shooting, but sometimes that’s just the way it goes. When you’re in the pit for only 3 songs you tend to gravitate towards the action, the way the lighting falls on the band members, the layout of their stage presence, and where you can maneuver yourself in the pit around the other photographers. I regret getting so many of Spencer and not getting more shots of the rest of the band. Sorry Underoath you’re all great!!

All photos © Jordan Hefler for Stitched Sound. Credit must be present if reposted anywhere.

Underoath in New Orleans | Music Photography | Jordan Hefler

Imagine Dragons in New Orleans | Music Photography by Jordan Hefler

Imagine Dragons in New Orleans | Music Photography | Jordan Hefler

I had the incredible opportunity to photograph Imagine Dragons last night for Interscope Records! With how big this band has gotten, I knew that this show would be an amazing one to shoot so I am so glad I had the opportunity to. I got some of my favorite shots in a while!

I used my 24-70mm 2.8 Sigma lens for 99% of the time, as it was a pit shoot and we were really close to the band most of the show. The production was just insane- back light, confetti, pyro, LED boards, front light, and smoke makes for a fun time in the music photography world. The band was also very fun to shoot on stage as they moved around the whole time!

Apparently the night before the New Orleans date the band played in Houston and the lead singer Dan lost his voice on stage, so there was a lot of speculation if they'd be able to play the NOLA show or not. Miraculously enough his voice came back and it ended up being a great performance. I only know the hits that Imagine Dragons has, but I would DEFINITELY recommend seeing them live if you're into a good time. They put on a fantastic show!

Grace VanderWaal (the 14 year old girl who won America's Got Talent a few years ago) opened the show and she was also really impressive.

Sidenote- I edited these with my presets from the #MyChromaticPresets pack on Lightroom. If you're into color like me, definitely give them a try! You can get them here.

All photos © Jordan Hefler for Interscope. Credit must be present if reposted anywhere.

Imagine Dragons in New Orleans | Music Photography | Jordan Hefler