Thanks for the compliments all and I will try and answer many questions
I used to DJ, and be a promoter in college and in South Florida
I got into photographing DJ's, clubs, and nightlife about 7 years ago when I lived in Ft Lauderdale and frequented all the clubs in Miami / South
Beach. I become freinds with the top nightlife photographer in Miami and he soon took me under the ropes even though I only had a Sony 717, but he was very impressed with what I was able to do with it.
He taught me a lot, and got me access to events that I was covering for www.clubplanet.com and www.cooljunkie.com owner and operated by Tack Entertaintment the US's largest nightlife entertainment company.
I had the opportunity to photograph some of the biggest DJ's in the world and the biggest clubs in the US. But this was all for little or no money, just free access to any events I wanted, the chance to rub elbows with some celebrities and have the time of my life.
I then moved back to Ohio in 2004, on the border of Michigan and then started frequenting the Detroit club scene, and realized there was no really good photographer in the city doing what I do. ( i have since met a few others, but only one that is good, and I work with him on some projects also). So now I have gained the respect and trust of many club owners, DJ, and promoters in Detroit and Miami.
Without working for free in a HUGE market like Miami, I would not be able to charge any money and have the respect I do today.
It has been a long time coming and many jobs worked for free, but I have had a blast doing it.
thats it for now. If you have more specific questions, feel free to ask