veddderman123 wrote in post #7788451
help a noob out.
Last night I went to see The Gaslight Anthem in a pretty small venue here in Albuquerque. We talked to the band before going in and they gave me approval to shoot. But the door guy would not let me in the building with a camera without a photo pass. and again this is not like a huge venue. its a very very small club so its not like I was trying to get into the Garden to shoot Metallica or Kiss or something.
And then of course when we got in, there was a handful of people with cameras and no visable photo passes.... I was totally bummed. But still enjoyed the show. But for next time whats the best way to get a photo pass ahead of time?
i guess the guys on the door are just doing their job and the band should have probably advised them you were allowed to take your camera in. i had no problems getting permission shooting gaslight, basically as i allways do, email the tour manager/band before the show, usually get an ok email in a few days, and they put you on the door list for a photo pass, i didnt visably wear a pass for gaslight and i havnt for any other band either i just put it in my pocket and show it when i need to, thats probably why you didnt see anyone with them. mainly all the bands i take pics of are punk bands in smaller venues and i find them to be very accomodating as far as photography is concerned provided you ask first, you should have no issue. although i did have an issue when i took pics at murder by death last week, they have an open photography policy so anyone can bring a camera in, thing was, a guy on the door didnt accept that when i arrived, after speaking to someone else there i managed to take my camera in. just look at it as half the fun!