Nickelback, Here and Now
Rick Madonik, Staff Photographer - @RMadonik
OK, its incumbent on me to admit, my musical taste lean somewhere between Pink Flyod, Neil Young, The Band and The Beatles, so when I am assigned to shoot a Nickelback concert, well, I make damn sure I have my plugs (as I know they are going to be way loud) and hope the light is good.
Well, the "light" on this tour, aptly coined 'Here and Now,' is pretty good - at least for photos. The rear wall of lights offered some pleasant changes from the norm. I'll admit I shot a good amount of frames during the requisite three song availability. I purposely slowed the shutter speed (usually shooting anywhere between 640 and 1000, generally) down as slow as 1/60th to catch as much of the light as it cycled behind the band.
In the end, there was a bit of variety to offer up, instead of the statutory, isolated picture of a bands' most recognizable member.
Canadian rock band Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger, in concert at Air Canada Centre, Sunday, April 22, 2012.
From right, Ryan Peake, Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger (bass).
Ryan Peake of Nickelback.
Ryan Peake (left) and Chad Kroeger work under a wall of light.
Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Canadian rock band Nickleback, points a video camera at the audience during concert at Air Canada Centre.
Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Canadian rock band Nickleback.
Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickleback performs as one girl on the floor gets a better view by getting a boost onto someone's shoulders.
Nickelback, on stage at Air Canada Centre, Sunday, April 22, 2012.