Two weeks ago I had my first foray into gig photography. A host of bands connected to the energy industry fought it out to win a days time in a recording studio. It was a fantastic event and you could tell how much the bands enjoyed themselves and how much they wanted to win.
Its a difficult balance trying to get a good shot at a good angle, while not being a distraction. It's tough to know where to be at the right time and it's easy to miss a shot because you're on the wrong side of the stage.
I learnt a lot though and had a lot of fun - one tip though, ear plugs! You're right next to the speakers, my ears are still ringing!
Have a look below.