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Tip#5 Kids

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005
Photos of children at gigs and festivals can be very effective, they establish atmosphere and give the ‘aw’ factor. Do be aware that there is a bit of media hysteria about police carting off photographers for taking photos of children, so do a bit of research about this first. Even newspaper staffers have been arrested. 


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V Festival 05

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Womad 05

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Glastonbury 05

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Tip#2 Capture Atmosphere

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

When I was employed by Guardian Unlimited for the Glastonbury Festival(http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/glastonbury/0,14571,1218854,00.html), they actually didn’t want me to take any photos of the bands! They were most interested in shots that showed the atmosphere of the event. Luckily, I did blag a photographer’s pass for all the main acts which my portfolio needed at the time, but I did work very hard to supply The Guardian with plenty of shots away from the stages.
At any music event it is always important to take as many photos as possible that show who the audience are, and tell a bigger story. Show as much context as you can.






Glastonbury Festival Calendar

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Someone on the Glasto forums has been kind enough to put together a calendar for charity, and it’s an excellent job. http://forums.virtualfestivals.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=75111. These are the images I contributed (taken from the last two festivals):