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Apr 23, 2009 11:09 |  #1

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?


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Apr 23, 2009 13:57 |  #2

Request the band to put some sort of "photo OK for him" marking on the guest list they have on the door. That should do it, if things work anything like they do here.


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Apr 23, 2009 14:15 as a reply to  @ kmb's post |  #3

Since you got permission from the band right before the show, it might have been a good idea to get the name of someone with the band management, so they could help you out if you have any issues getting in.
If you get permission before hand, try to have an email or something from the band stating it's okay to shoot. Take it with you and usually the venue will not have a problem with it or they will try to find the person that gave you permission, but the band will typically have you on the list for a photo pass.

Keep in mind that any one of the following can tell you not to shoot: the band/management, promoter, or venue.


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Apr 24, 2009 00:47 |  #4

Good advice above, but I'll take it a step further. Get the cell phone number of the road/tour manager or someone who affiliated with the band who will be at the show. Nothing gets the ants marching like dialing a number on a cell phone while the goober at the door is reading the emails from the band/label stating that you have permission to shoot.


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Apr 24, 2009 06:40 |  #5

DDCSD wrote in post #7793386 (external link)
Good advice above, but I'll take it a step further. Get the cell phone number of the road/tour manager or someone who affiliated with the band who will be at the show.

I agree. But as a side note, when it is "not a big venue" ( =not a big concert), there may not be anybody who is dedicated for doing the management stuff on-site. The responsibility for stuff like that may be done by one of the band members or the guy who takes care of the T-Shirt sales, for instance. Just something to bear in mind as they might be busy to take care of other things than photographers not backed by a medium. Then again, never hurts to ask for "tour manager's phone number".

I've learned that often times I get what I need by finding a way that bothers the management/band as little as possible (what it is depends on the situation).


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Apr 24, 2009 08:10 |  #6

veddderman123 wrote in post #7788451 (external link)
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?

Hi Vedderman check this previous post for more information.

http://photography-on-the.net …7666&highlight=​photo+pass

and get yourself a 50 1.8 if your interested in starting out in concert photography.Its the most affordable lens on the market that will help you shoot gigs in low light.

good luck.


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Apr 28, 2009 11:52 |  #7

zero99 wrote in post #7794685 (external link)
Hi Vedderman check this previous post for more information.

http://photography-on-the.net …7666&highlight=​photo+pass

and get yourself a 50 1.8 if your interested in starting out in concert photography.Its the most affordable lens on the market that will help you shoot gigs in low light.

good luck.

I agree 50 1.8 is good lense at a cheap price!




  
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Apr 29, 2009 12:16 |  #8

veddderman123 wrote in post #7788451 (external link)
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! :)


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Oct 11, 2009 23:10 as a reply to  @ dutchin's post |  #9

How is Gaslight live? I'm shooting them at the Kool Haus in 2 days.




  
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