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