On the other hand, yes, I’ve reused Honey Badger’s beautiful character and made her a cop and Nick’s fellow colleague because I’m an uncreative little fuck and i can’t imagine anyone of Nick’s friends as a cop besides Honey hollaaaaaa
What’s in your bag/what gear do you own? What would you like to purchase next?
I own a Nikon d5100, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II, Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens, and I recently just purchased a Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD. I would love to be the proud owner of a Nikon d600 as well as a Nikon 14-24mm 7/2.8 lens.
How long have you been involved with photography? What inspired you to do concert photography?
I got my hands on my first dslr at the beginning of May actually! So I’m living proof that if you work hard enough at your dreams, they’ll come true! I’ve been going to concerts for roughly the past 5 years, and I love every minute of it. I tried to capture the moment as much as possible, always with a little point and shoot in my hand. I just realized one day, “You know maybe I could be a good photographer”. I’ve been falling in love with the music scene for years, and I realized it was time to pitch in. So I ordered my first nikon and apparently I’m a doing a pretty good job because I always see my pictures of social media sites and I always get complemented by strangers.
Who was the first band/artist you shot?
The first artist I shot would be Bowling For Soup with Patent Pending literally the day after I got my camera.. Hahah.
What did your first time in the pit feel like?
Well because the venue Bowling For Soup didn’t have a pit I would say my first pit show would be.. At the House Of Blues in Cleveland for.. fun. It was amazing, and they have such an amazing stage presence and always put on a fantastic show.
What is your dream band/artist to shoot and/or tour with?
Oh my goodness gracious! I’ve thought about this question almost everyday since I’ve had my camera.. And I couldn’t give you a definite answer! I’ve fallen in love with so many bands over the past 12 years of listening to music. But if I had to choose anyone.. It’s be Mumford and Sons or Ed Sheeran. I’ve been listening to Mumford for years and their music is absolutely beautiful and all their songs have so much meaning to me. I’m actually getting lyrics from Awake My Soul tattooed on me next year! And Ed Sheeran’s writing abilities are absolutely breath taking.. Even if my favorite song by him is about a chicken.. Haha.
Do you edit your photos? If so, what software do you use and how much time and effort do you put into your editing?
I do edit my photos, I wish I could say I take these amazing photos that need no editing done to them and all I do is slap my watermark on them.. But I can’t. I currently use Lightroom 4.1 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 on occasions. I don’t edit my pictures a lot, but I will put a lot of time and care into my pictures to make them look to the best of their abilities.
Do you think you have a particular quality about your photography that sets you apart from other photographers?
The one one thing I particularly love to do when I shoot shows, is to slap on my 55-200mm lens and take pictures zoomed in on the artists face in a particular way that ends up getting me some pretty amazing shots. I mean, I know I shoot with some mediocre gear, but I’ve been fortunate enough to take some amazing pictures.
How do you feel your photography has changed since you first began? Do you expect it to change in the future?
Obviously with time and experience, you end up with a better product. So in that sense I feel that my picture taking skills have done nothing but improve since time has passed. As I grow as a photographer with better equipment, hopefully my picture’s will transform into some of the most amazing picture’s possible!
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