Throwback Thursday (First photo pass edition)

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I was 21 years old when I got my first photo pass. It was for All Time Low they were one of my favorite bands at the time, so it was a pretty big deal. I should also mention they were/are my twin brother’s favorite band and he was at the concert with me. In typical twin/sibling fashion I wouldn’t shut up about how close I was going to be to our favorite band. I’m sure I sounded like a broken recorded, but this was the first time I’ve ever been better (for lack of a better word) at anything than he. 

This was my shinning moment to prove I was serious about taking photos of bands. My starting point in a career which I though I knew everything about. (Reminder: I was a naive 21 year old) Like an idiot I thought it was so dumb to photograph in RAW so I shot in jpegs instead. This probably means nothing to you, but to a photographer it’s the biggest rookie mistake there is. I repeat if you’re starting out as a concert photograph do yourselves a favor and shoot in RAW, then thank yourself later! 

At this concert I also brought along my 35mm film camera just to see if I could photograph bands like they did back in the day. That was actually a pretty cool idea I had better than the idea of only shooting in jpeg. I will write about this in a different post for a later date. Here are a few images of All Time Low. One is a crappy me trying to be artsy, and the other is an image from my film camera of Alex Gaskarth 

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Throwback Thursday: That time Jimmy Urine pulled me up onstage to shoot at Pop’s - 4.5.2014 - Sauget, IL 

More favorite shots from MSI shows I’ve shot. 

Full galleries: 

MSI @ Pop’s - Sauget, IL - April 5, 2014 

MSI @ Pop’s - Sauget, IL - March 20, 2012

A shame there’s a limit to photos on each post and with these guys, it’s REALLY hard to narrow down “Favorite” shots as they’re one of my favorites to shoot, so maybe I’ll make another separate post <3 Enjoy! 

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