When I first started shooting gigs I brought a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens for well less than £100, a bargain! To this day the nifty fifty still lives in my kit bag, but when I became a photography journalist I had the advantage of being able to test out lenses that came in for review and loved being able to get wider shots at gigs. I do still love a good close-up, but when you're in a really tiny venue, with a super tiny pit a 50mm is just too close-up. So, I've finally brought my own 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens from Nikon and can't wait to get shooting both gigs and portrait/fashion stuff with it. Watch this space!
Yesterday I headed to London to shoot with one of Model Students new additions, Jordan. Like with all shoots you have to be prepared for almost anything and on this occassion we battled with delayed trains, limited time, a last minute location change due to time limits and the after effects of storm Doris, which meant it was still pretty windy. Thankfully the rain held off until we were finished shooting... My MUA for this shoot was Eloise Wilson and the lovely ladies at Jolly Brown Vintage in Hitchin supplied some awesome clothing.
I originally started shooting with an off-camera flash, but as the wind got stronger I had to pack my light stand away and instead capture some natural light shots using a prism. We'll definitely be arranging another shoot when the weather is must better!
When the A Day To Remember tour got announced I was extremely excited, and then when New Found Glory were announced as the support I had to make sure I shot it.
This was my first time shooting at the Wembley SSE Arena so I packed my 70-200mm ready for the tall stage and band being stood far back. I actually never used that lens and instead stuck to the 24-70mm for the whole night. A Day To Remember were so much fun to shoot and I even got a cheeky fist bump from Jeremy as I left the photo pit. Day made!
New Found Glory