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