Music Photography Workshop (Day 2): Hands-on Shooting [★]

February 14, 2016

Day two of the workshop involved hands-on experience of shooting a concert, and the training ground for me was Threadfest Manila, which was held at B-Side in Makati.

It was a nice coincidence because me and my officemates went to that place just the previous week. On the event day, I had no idea with regards to the venue (I just instructed my Uber driver to go to the location on the map). But upon arriving, I immediately recognized the place!

It was an event mostly for local bands. There was supposed to be one foreign band from Malaysia but because of problems with their flight (because of the APEC I believe), they were not able to fly here for the show.

I was the only one there among Kris' students as apparently there were conflicts with the schedule for the others. I was backstage together with the tech team, the organizers, floor managers, and the other bands that were to perform on stage. B-Side was pretty jampacked that night. It was hot. Everyone in the backstage was all sweaty already, including the performers themselves. No wonder part of Kris' instructions was to bring extra shirts to the event!

I saw that there were also a lot of people taking photos backstage during the event. I was able to (very briefly) talk with some of them. I wanted to make conversations with them but the blasting sound of the speakers made it impossible. Kris also noted for us to get ourselves earplugs. Good thing I managed to get a pair, or else I might have been deaf by the end of the show.

*Death stare* xD

I was assigned to shoot Cables & Space and Typecast. It was a challenge to shoot in the pit area because of the limited space. The pit area was just standing space between the stage and the barricade. so I just took photos whenever I could, alternating with each band member on stage.

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This photo above is one of my favorites from the Cables & Space set. It's just oozing with the Bob-Marley-ish vibe.

Kris was also doing work and shooting the other bands, but she checks on me from time to time.

The tech people were kind enough to let me stand on their chairs at the side of the stage. I was not able to go to the pit area during Typecast's set, so I had to find another good place to shoot.

Halloo there tech pips!
One photographer also went up the chairs with me. He was cute actually, too bad I was not able to get his name ahahaha.

Typecast during Threadfest Manila
More photos of the event on my 
I was not able to stay for a bit longer so I was not able to catch the other bands like Urbandub. :( But what an experience! This is my first time to shoot for a local event as an "official" photographer (yes it's legit, I have an ID lol). I was quite satisfied with how the photos turned out. This is also my first time to use the DSLR to shoot for a music event. I got to appreciate the wonders of shooting in RAW and of using Lightroom for post-editing. 

I hope this is not the last time I would officially shoot for an event. If you need a photographer for a music event, please contact me! \(^▽^*)

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  1. super like ko nga yung Bob-Marley-ish photo! bakit naka-strike-through yung "side-comment" mo? hehehehe


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