Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
For those not in the Chicago area, JBTV is a brodcasted, Emmy-winning program that is dedicated to local (and sometimes not-so-local) music. It’s a show that has kept true to it’s roots – totally non-corporate, and it just celebrated its 25 anniversary. It’s basically an institution for Chicago music lovers. Walking around the studio is like walking through a museum. Everything on the walls and on the tables are signed… even some chairs are signed!

Imagine my happiness when I was invited to take photos for Treaty of Paris’ performance on there just a few weeks ago! This was the fourth night of what I dubbed my “Treaty of Paris week,” as I shot a rehearsal, their EP release, promos, and then their JBTV appearance. Luckily, I love these guys, otherwise I might have been sick of them. It really is a testament to their performance that I wasn’t sick of them. I could have watched them a few more nights, in fact.

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
The one and only Ryan Manno introducing the show

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
This is Sam (also known as Sam Ash). If you don’t know her, you should. And she’s also going to kill me for posting this picture, but she should know better than to make faces at me.Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
That’s Char. She’s amazing.

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
Treaty and the JBTV group

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
I love this. George, in the middle, is Mike’s father. He’s the best.

Shooting Notes

I adore when I am able to shoot things that are being professionally videotaped. When I shot stills of Company of Thieves’ music video, the light was fantastic because it was a production – and this time was no different – nice bright white light in the foreground, and colored light in the back. Loved it. Add in the fact that I had free range as long as I stayed out of the way of the cameras, and it was heaven. I shot the whole 45 minute set, so I was able to get lots of angles and lots of shots that I might not otherwise get.

I used the range of my lenses for this set, since I had the time and the space. Each lens gives a slightly different look, I think, so why not? ISO was kept pretty low – generally not higher than 2000ISO, with very comfortable shutter speeds of around 1/200 most of the time. I like to shoot wide open, so I stayed at f/2.8, but that was only based on artistic preference, not necessity (it was nice to have that option open for once!)

Ultimately, shooting a TV production was not much different than a normal show, other than more freedom, more light, and being aware of the cameramen.

Warning: I shot candids before the show, the performance, some crowd shots, and group shots after the show – I have a lot of pictures from this, and narrowing them down was nearly impossible. This is a picture-intensive post.

7 thoughts on “Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

    1. Sam – You better… otherwise I’ll cry.

      Christian – Thank you! And thank you for the invite!

      Kristan – Thanks!

      Char – It definitely was. I’m sad my “Treaty Week” is over!

  1. Haaar, long time no cyber stalking. I have lost track of what other photogs are up to lately, trying to keep up with everyone.
    The set of photos on here are great. I’m liking the drummer photos they are awesome and I love the shoe shot, gotta have that in the collection πŸ™‚

    1. Hey! Yeah, I’ve been really bad about visiting blogs and such lately too – it’s hard enough keeping up my own lately! I need to go check out your site right now πŸ™‚

      And thanks!

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