BEHIND THE SCENES | SHOOTING WITH WARTHORN

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

One of the best and most enjoyable parts of my job as a content creator is when I get to work with bands I love.

This time I thought I would take you along so that we can share the excitement and a few – unavoidable when you’re working with me – silly moments.

 

 

So, just in case you find yourself in a similar situation here’s how to survive shooting a metal band.

 

 

  1. Find the most remote forest you can possibly drive/hike to and let them loose. The steeper the better, it works to your advantage. If there’s snow even better.

  2. Bring snacks and beer but do not let them know until the end of the photoshoot.
    Remove all sorts of irresistible distractions such as food and props or you won’t be able to get the job done until the cows come home.
  3. Control the weather and make it be windy so that they can let their hair down and express themselves in a fashionable, creative way. Or bring a wind machine- ’cause they’re worth it.

  4. Practice your silly faces a week in advance to break the ice and make them laugh in between the way too serious -too-cool-for-school-snapshots.

    5.       Be relentless.  Frame them, shoot them, hung them on the wall.
    ( Restrictions may apply to vegans).

Extra VIT

( very important tip) 

Be alert and aware at all times. They will certainly, at some point try to murder or sacrifice you. Because as bind by the law, all metalheads are hardcore blood-thirsty satanists .

  • No metalheads were harmed during this photoshoot.

–Check out the band’s FB page here or turn up the volume and raise the thorns of war on bandcamp here  

Comments: 32

  1. Neil Alvin Nicerio says:

    Nice blog article. It looks like you had so much fun ch fun during the photo shoot. I enjoyed reading your story.

    More power to your blog.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you Neil! Up the hammers!

  2. Wow….I love your blog and I must confess you’re really doing a great work here.
    Being a content creator is never an easy task and managing your bands is also never easy, but the points you have laid here are very powerful… Thanks for sharing cos its worth it.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      hehe, pun intended? Lol

  3. I’m happy you were able to work with one of your favourite bands! It’s always so interesting to get to know people you admire!

    I hope you get to work with more people like them in the future!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      It was so much fun indeed !

  4. Great to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed the photoshoot. Thanks for sharing your survival tips.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you for stopping by Sudip!

  5. It feels like you’re talking about wild animals haha + I love how creative your images are! x

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      your words not mine Milena 😉

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Whoa, thank you thank you! I’m very pleased with the result as well! Natural light, and my trusty Canon 🙂

  6. 🤣 just control the weather and you will be mighty fine. And try not to drink all the beer ✔️✔️☀️

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Amen to that 😉

  7. Ola says:

    Looks like you had a great time on this shoot Chelf. What an awesome job you have!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Indeed Ola! These are the parts I enjoy the most!

  8. OMG, this was such an enjoyable read, indeed don’t show up the beer until you are done with the shoot! IT seems you had a fantastic time with your fav brand and its shoot.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

  9. Sounds like a fun adventure. My fav is controlling the weather. Otherwise, I can’t imagine dragging a gigantic fan out with you on shoot!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Lol, anything to get the job done !

  10. Karyn Locke says:

    Only a teeny bit similar to your story, but I remember shooting pics for my husband’s band. It was such a cool day for me.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Sounds exciting! Share the links so that we can check out their work <3

  11. Shilpa Bindlish says:

    I admire you that you enjoy your job. Because if u r satisfied with what you do, it’s your ultimate contentment. Hope u had great time shooting 😇

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      That’s so true! Do what you love and it doesn’t even feel like a job!

  12. Aine says:

    Haha! So many of my friends are in metal and have the classic serious face poses. In real life they are total messers so nice to see that side

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Tell me about it 😉

  13. Dannii says:

    A metal band photo shoot has to take place in a forest. These are some great shots.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Absolutely! No forest no shoot!

  14. Sina says:

    I love your photoshoot checklists – and the pictures look great! 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I’m very glad that you liked the result Sina!

  15. I thoroughly enjoy your writing style + your graphics pop!
    These tips are as useful as they are humorous, I’ll be sure to pack some snacks if I ever find myself in the same scenario.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you Heather for the kind words!

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