Music Photographer Intern Contest

I am not sure who is going to be more excited that I am allowed to do this- but I can tell you this- I am pretty damn excited. All Time Low has granted me permission to have an intern on tour! Well, kinda on tour… you can be a Music Photographer for a night with me. I have a few shows coming up in the UK with All Time Low and I need one person, per show for the following dates.

  • Feb 10th in Cardiff at Motorpoint Arena
  • Feb 11th in London at The O2
  • Feb 12th in Manchester at Manchester Arena
  • Feb 13th in Birmingham at Barclaycard Arena
  • Feb 15th in Glasgow at The SSE Hydro

*Please note I do not need someone for Feb 16th in Dublin

You will act as a second shooter for me for the whole concert, helping me reach areas I just can’t reach on my own in the amount of time allotted. These are some big venues! Here are my photos from The Future Hearts Tour we did last year at these venues. These are the kinds of photos you will be taking.

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I like to teach. I want to teach you. If this sounds like something you want to do, please see the specifics below and keep reading for directions on how to enter the contest. I think half of the people submitting usually mess it up before they even have had a chance simply because they are unable to follow directions. Don’t be one of those people!

You do not need a ticket to the show- however if you do want to watch the show and not miss any of it- this might not be for you. I will be putting you to work! You will be able to see the concert while you shoot, however don’t get too distracted… we need some good photos!


  • You do not need to own a camera (however if you do, please write your gear in caption)
  • You must know how to use a DSLR in manual mode (or be able to learn very quickly, challenge yourself, you can do it, I’ll help you)
  • You must own a pair of all black clothes (or go buy a pair)
  • You must transport yourself to and from the venue
  • You must be able to transport yourself around the venue
  • You must smile a lot and a have a great attitude towards working
  • No age limit (however if you are under the age of 18 I will need to speak with your parent to make sure they are O.K. with it!)

We are doing what is called tradework- we are trading our work! This is not a paid job. 

Here is what I will be providing you with

  • A FREE Thinktank Turnstyle 10 bag
  • 15 minutes of one-on-one training (with me)
  • Tour of the venue
  • Advice on how to photograph the concert and get the shots we need
  • 90 minutes of concert shooting
  • A critique of your images after the show

Here is what you be providing me with

  • A night’s worth of your time
  • Five RAW images at the end of the night

Just to keep things clear… you will not be meeting the band. This is hard work, but you will learn a lot and have an amazing time. I am good vibes 25 hours a day, 56 days a week.

Now, how to enter. Super easy!

Make a post on Instagram with this photo :


  1. Hashtag – #AnyoneCanBeAPhotographer
  2. Tag – @elmakias and @thinktankphoto
  3. Gear– If you do have gear, please write what Camera/Lenses you can bring with you.
  4. CaptionThe very first thing you post should say is the date(s) you can attend! Then tell me why you think this would be a solid opportunity for you. Maybe it just seems fun, maybe it is what you are studying at Uni- or maybe you just have a camera you want put to use. Whatever the reason, it’s good enough to at least give this a try. It can’t hurt.ATL_BTTFH_UKAdmat-GC_ATC-lo

I’ll announce the winners by contacting them through DM. So make sure you check your messages. There will not be any public announcement of the winners – so no need to email me personally asking if you have won. Cool beans?

Good luck! I can’t wait to meet the lucky five of you soon!

POSTED BY Adam Elmakias

Adam Elmakias is a music photographer based out of San Diego, California. He spends most of his time doing stuff with cameras. Adam wrote this himself, not someone else. I am Adam.

  • thatfandoml1fe

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto do we have to live in the UK to enter?

  • kingofamxrilllo

    elmakias adAM IM A SAD AMERICAN

  • odetoosleep

    elmakias aw you should’ve done this when they were in the US!

  • xoericashea

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto this only for the UK?

  • EvilBunnyFooFoo

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto AND its for all time low?!?! WHY CANT I LIVE IN THE UK!!!!!!!!!!

  • brookeiplier

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto I’M GOING TO CRY NOW ADAM

  • Vanessa_Martin8

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto #sadamerican

  • menaigotclass

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto dreams.

  • CalebMullis2

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto can we change that to WhereisADTR ???? If so then I’ll spam it.

  • EvilBunnyFooFoo

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto please please please do this for the states!!! Please!!!!!!!

  • truantwaved

    elmakias THIS IS AMAZING

  • tryhardholiday

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto I’m upset I want to do this

  • hey_itsgabyy

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto is this only for UK?

  • SarinaMeow

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto this needs to happen in the US

  • ptvkyeforce

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto RIP to all the sad Americans like me…. :’)

  • lizduceyy

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto rip to everyone who doesn’t live in the UK

  • anthryou

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto i would do anything for this, wish it was us bound

  • Dwm923

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto roxymoure plz do this


    elmakias thinkTANKphoto please do something like this in the US

  • C4tchesDre4ms

    elmakias ADaM *sadly waves American Flag*

  • chickenliver101

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto mom, dad, I’m moving to the uk

  • Meg_2815

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto I’m so jealous. If you could do this in America ever please do. It would be amazing

  • Kiim_Mi

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto will you do something like that again if atl come to Germany??

  • roxymoure

    Dwm923 elmakias thinkTANKphoto lol thanks fam, maybe one day when it’s in the US U0001f609


    elmakias thinkTANKphoto I DON’T LIVE IN THE UK IM SO SAD

  • Nastya_Morozikk

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto U0001f62dU0001f62dU0001f62dU0001f62dU0001f62dU0001f62d

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  • bridgetncraig

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto this is sick. good luck with it!

  • HelloKimMarie

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto I’m American. This blows.

  • BrittIsaacson

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto Can I enter if I’m from the US and willing to pay $900 for a plane ticket?

  • lizduceyy

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto literally destroyed my hopes and dreams 140 characters U0001f611

  • SarinaMeow

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto so are the pictures they’re sending you theirs or yours

  • liivvv24

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto i hope one day you can do a US tour!! would have loved to enter… next time! 🙂

  • eryn_dancer14

    elmakias why can’t I live in the U.K… This saddens me.

  • haizydaiz

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto I don’t have an Insta! 🙁

  • dontshootskrlx

    elmakias so did I win ?

  • lizduceyy


  • sorryim_josie

    elmakias do you know if you would be doing this in America at some time? It’s my dream to shoot with you U0001f615

  • notxblurryface

    elmakias sAD U0001f47d

  • ConnorsChipss

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto how long do we have to post the image on instagram? Is there a deadline you need it posted by?

  • Drank_The_Pain

    elmakias what about the last show in LA, does that count?U0001f648U0001f64a or are you doing UK only

  • iamstevensewell

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto such a great band to photograph.

  • Renee_Signore

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto ittybittyholly

  • BreeCoe

    dontshootskrlx elmakias I was going to ask the same thing haha

  • Cedlove35

    I would love if sometime in the future you could do this opportunity in the U.S. Honestly words can not explain how much I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this. I wish more photographers would do this type thing, I’m great fun though that there at least one out there. Though if I have to fly out to the U.K I will and I will figure out a way to. Even though trying to get a passport in two weeks is kinda not impossible. But who said the impossible can’t be done.

  • ittybittyholly

    Renee_Signore elmakias thinkTANKphoto thanks for this ily

  • sxdbxnds

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto this sounds like a wonderful opportunity, please do this for a concert in america. it would mean the world.

  • sxdbxnds

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto really hoping if you do this on america, we’ll be able to cover the writing aspect. i love writing & photography.

  • ItssCerysxo

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto waking up at 5am has become slightly bearable now you’ve announced this

  • n0n4_

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto this is really cool and so nice of you. I am v sad you don’t need anyone for Dublin 🙁

  • Laurennelsonn_

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto do this for ‘Murcia

  • superskye13

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto PLEASE do this in the United States!! Oh my gosh that would be amazing!!

  • dontshootskrlx

    BreeCoe elmakias haha I think that’s what it means though haha

  • KatieCalamityx

    elmakias this is amazing AdamU0001f60a I wish I lived in the UK so I could do this, this is amazing & I hope the lucky ones learn a lot from you!

  • CstolemyheartK

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto but I live in Chicago…

  • helenovelli

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto is there a closing date for the competition ?

  • westcxast

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto tagged u in the wrong tweet oops alltimecabello

  • nrhphotos

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto just applied! Thanks for this opportunity guys U0001f495U0001f4f7

  • xrnt

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto please do this in shows in europe too (netherlands)

  • pink_gaskarth

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto nightdrivess

  • earthtojaimy

    xrnt I don’t know if I should try it

  • xrnt

    earthtojaimy please doooooo

  • earthtojaimy

    xrnt I DON’T KNOOOOWWW 🙁

  • xrnt

    earthtojaimy maar als je dat wel wil kies de grootste of drukste venue uit waar je denkt hier krijg ik toch geen goede spot

  • earthtojaimy

    xrnt de M&Gs zijn nog niet bekend gemaakt dus ik heb geen idee waar ik dichtbij kom

  • xrnt

    earthtojaimy hmmm ja heb je voor alle data aangemeld?

  • earthtojaimy

    xrnt Yes

  • xrnt

    earthtojaimy kan dat, dat jr naar allemaal mag?

  • earthtojaimy

    xrnt Ja dat kan haha, het ging om de 100 mensen die het eerste tickets hadden en dan M&G of EE

  • xrnt

    earthtojaimy okee ja dan zou ik adam maar laten gaan hahahahaha want stel dat je opeensalle m&gs hebt moet je eentje wss cancellen

  • earthtojaimy

    xrnt Ja klopt, ik hoop dat hij het ook een keer gaat doen bij ADTR ofzo want het lijkt me wel super leuk, maar ik heb alles ook al betaald

  • coraspov

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto wish this included dublin so bad, would have been an absolute dream

  • aliengems

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto just did!! This is awesome

  • RThomasPhoto_

    elmakias I know it says we give you 5 raw images at the end of the night but do we get to keep the images we take?

  • xrnt

    earthtojaimy jaaa dat zou nice zijn!

  • aoife182_

    elmakias why not Dublin tho

  • phandomoakley

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto I wanna do this but idk

  • emmaforni

    elmakias Hi! At what time would be the meeting with you? What is the deadline of the contest? xxx

  • omgsimpleplan

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto I’d love to take part of this…

  • alexa4berg

    elmakias thinkTANKphoto if I won this i might actually die

  • JamesFairchild

    Typically being a second shooter, the person you’re shooting for(Adam) is the owner of the photo and you do not get to use them in a portfolio nor sell them. If he posts them online the most you can do is share it and tell people you took it but Adam has all rights to the images

  • ItsJeremyLow

    jeinnyallover whoa…. All Time Low’s concert opened by Against The Current. U0001f60d

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  • ItsJeremyLow

    jeinnyallover it’s at UK.

  • matthewlau18

    jeinnyallover win already fly there

  • jeinnyallover

    matthewlau18 :-))))))))))))) i gotta sell my soul to the devil first to get enough cash

  • jeinnyallover

    ItsJeremyLow yeah i know thats my point

  • jazzsing

    jeinnyallover just do it

  • jeinnyallover

    jazzsing HAHAHA siao

  • jazzsing

    jeinnyallover save up and go

  • jeinnyallover

    jazzsing february yknow :-))))) no thanks

  • BrittanyThomsen

    I would be so in if this was in the US! 🙂

  • Felicity Dell

    I entered earlier ! fingers crossed! 🙂

  • Skyler Licence

    I would pay all the money’s in the US for this opportunity lol

  • Rowan Thomas

    Entered already pal :p

  • Adam Elmakias Photography

    i am working on a similar us opportunity, it just depends on who i tour with and what they will allow

  • Florencia Benavidez

    I got really excited when I read the first sentence and then I read the last part….

  • Skyler Licence

    Nice ! Thanks for the reply

  • Lotte Schrander

    Adam Elmakias Photography, and maby some day in the Netherlands? 🙂

  • Alannah Mclymont

    Already entered, I have the worse luck ever though so trying not to get my hopes up hahah

  • Karen Cesar

    You need to do that when you come to Brazil, please Adam

  • Cady Seibert

    do this in Wisconsin and id totally do this. this is my dream job.

  • Ely King

    I’ll enter soon, oh god

  • Tigzz Jones

    What If you don’t have instergram :'( I have my own DSLR and transport for Manchester and a ticket

  • Luke Bateman

    I’ve put my post up and my fingers are crossed!

  • Georgia Duddell Walker

    I really want to apply, but I don’t have a ticket to the London show, is that an issue?

  • Andrew Feller

    Adam Elmakias Photography you should get THINK TANK PHOTO to design a bag for people who use two camera bodies on a double strap.

  • Kayla Hanna

    Shannon if only the 16th of Feb was included U0001f62d

  • Adam Elmakias Photography

    hey think tank when we collabing?

  • Adam Elmakias Photography

    Tag a friend who might be interested!!

  • Andrew Feller

    I’d buy that

  • Camille Jones

    Dion pq on vient pas de UK? U0001f625

  • Megan Elliott


  • Caitlin Mckenna

    I have entered hope we win

  • Tiffaine Dion

    Idk but it sucks U0001f62b

  • Megan Elliott

    Do we need to enter before a certain day?

  • Beth McCønnell

    I’m entering now omg

  • Caitlin Mckenna

    Already entered, good luck everyone

  • alltimemillie

    entered omg, when will the interns be chosen? 🙂

  • María Elizalde

    do this in the entire world please!!

  • Ely King

    When is it being drawn?

  • Cassie Senn

    Jasmine Altham This would be sooooo cool, but I’m pretty sure I’m away 🙁 You entering? 😉 xx

  • Cara Stanley

    I saw this on his Instagram- I’d just panic and die bc I’d probs get it all wrong tbh

  • Morgan Macleod

    Julia Watson Rebecca Rookes though yous might like to know about this

  • Beth McCønnell

    Entered, would be an awesome opportunity

  • Caitlin Mckenna

    What date have you said?

  • Beth McCønnell

    When does this close? Good luck everyone 🙂

  • Ely King

    I’ve said manch/glasgow

  • Caitlin Mckenna

    I have said Manchester and okie dokie

  • Caitlin Mckenna

    Good luck guys

  • Beth McCønnell

    Good luck! 😀

  • Emily Rushton

    i’m guessing you don’t need a ticket for this as it wasn’t stated in the rules?

  • Sofia Blomgren

    Whaaaat do this in Sweden dammit haha U0001f618

  • Kirsty Reid

    Katie Canfer Megan May this is so cool wtf

  • Rebecca Rookes

    I know!! I was thinking about it but I’m not sure, too scared to try and enter lol

  • Paige Tompkins

    Will you look though every single entry?

  • Morgan Macleod

    Just take the chance chicka, you never know where it will take you

  • Rebecca Rookes

    I will and see what happens

  • Holly Charlton

    Check my insta 😉

  • Sandra Braverman

    Mae Monga i wish i lived in England

  • Danny Peart

    Adam Elmakias Photography sounds like a great idea dude! out of interest will the photographers only be granted to shoot around the arena or stage front/side also?

  • Milly Bell

    Kellie Louise Blair How awesome would this be?

  • Rebecca Rookes

    Morgan Macleod I have done it U0001f633

  • Collette Drummond

    Blair Burnett you should check this!!!!

  • Elan Rees

    Emma Knox-Johnston FOR YOU

  • Emma Knox-Johnston

    I’ve applied ahhhU0001f646U0001f3fbU0001f646U0001f3fbU0001f646U0001f3fb

  • Saskia Van Den Berg

    Omg i want this so badly.. but I live in Europe U0001f623

  • Blair Burnett

    Waaay ahead of you

  • Ciara Turnbull

    I’m going to the concert in Glasgow and would love the opportunity but sadly I don’t have Instagram. :'(

  • Maggie Edmondson

    Just try Rosie Imogen Wetherall just try …. You never know #mumwisdom U0001f618

  • Courtney Drake


  • Collette Drummond

    I’m actually so buzzing, if you get this I’m going to cry U0001f602U0001f602

  • Laura Buchanan

    Frankie Hunter thought youd be interested in this too 😀

  • Blair Burnett

    Approx 1 in 30 chance so far, not that I’m counting my comp U0001f60f

  • Rowan Jones

    Stephanie Evans know I don’t know u but I like your photography of bands so ??

  • Morgan Macleod

    Whooo! So proud of you! U0001f601

  • Collette Drummond

    That’s amazing! I’m so excited for you! I hope you get this

  • Stephanie Evans

    thank you so much!

  • Abigail Doherty

    Aaron Doherty you should do this if we lived in England. you’d get some great shots. you have in the past

  • Maria Jose BG

    The sad moment when you can’t be part of it because you live in Mexico and not in the UK 3
    Good luck to everyone who will participate in the contest!!!

  • Jasmine Altham

    I’m in Washington!! It’s literally killing me cause like, obviously it would be an utter dream to do, but I haven’t even got tickets for a single date cause of my trip!! :(((((( xxxx

  • Gwen Warhurst

    Good luck cerys

  • Manda Renee

    Cassie Blotzer let’s take a road trip lmao

  • Lache Carter

    Blaine Collins if only U0001f633

  • Kaycee Tayler Endriss

    I don’t live in the UK, but I’m totes signing up.

  • Kaycee Tayler Endriss

    Jk, I can’t it’s too short of notice. If I had any other job, I would!!

  • Fiorella Ramirez

    You should please do this in the US please Adam!!❤️ it would be amazing having this opportunity

  • Kellie Louise Blair

    Oh my god don’t… :O

  • Chelsea Hall

    It would be great but I’m not going to any of the dates bc they’re not coming to Newcastle

  • Indie Gale

    Anna Mykura you should enter this!!!

  • Cassie Blotzer

    I wish U0001f62dU0001f62dU0001f62dU0001f62d

  • Cora McGinley

    Do you only enter once? Because I entered yesterday and I’m worried you won’t see my post but don’t want to enter again to spam?

  • Lia Giampietro

    Becky Ressler omgomgomgomgomg

  • Kern Bridges

    Done it, thanks man! 🙂

  • Brynne EZ O’Connor

    bring this to the us. i need it for my portfolio plz U0001f62d

  • Angel Emily Diamond White

    I’ve already entered but thanks anyway I appreciate it!!x

  • Cassie Senn

    Awww so sad :((((( XXXX

  • Milly Bell

    If we weren’t already going I would have 100% applied

  • Phoenix Davis

    Lizzie Camp OMFG OMFG OMFG

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  • Lizzie Camp

    i would actually fly over if i could do this

  • Kit Hill

    Omg! Thank you Lucy, I’m gonna have a look at this now!!! Xx

  • Lucy Taylor

    No worries Kit, good good you’re the first person I thought of!!xx

  • Jake Lewis

    George Ogle you should definitely try to do this bro!

  • George Ogle

    already entered! really hope to hear back but there’s sooooo many entries ahah

  • Jake Lewis

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  • Drew John Barnes

    I am up for the Glasgow show

  • Adam Elmakias Photography

    over the next week or so

  • elmakias

    ChristieGoodwin thanks Christie!

  • _victoriabond_

    elmakias for real this experience would be amazing

  • Marco Garcia

    Will you be doing this in the U.S.?

  • ThomsiiJ

    Times like these I hate being in Sweden…

  • MegzzAnne

    Will you be doing more contests like this in the UK again? 🙂