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!

Qualifications:

  • 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 :

Deselect

  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.

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194 comments
MegzzAnne
MegzzAnne

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

ThomsiiJ
ThomsiiJ

Times like these I hate being in Sweden...

Jake Lewis
Jake Lewis

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

George Ogle
George Ogle

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

Jake Lewis
Jake Lewis

George Ogle you should definitely try to do this bro!

Lucy Taylor
Lucy Taylor

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

Kit Hill
Kit Hill

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

Lizzie Camp
Lizzie Camp

i would actually fly over if i could do this

Lizzie Camp
Lizzie Camp

PHEONIX OH MY GOD OMG OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

Milly Bell
Milly Bell

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

Cora McGinley
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?

Indie Gale
Indie Gale

Anna Mykura you should enter this!!!

Chelsea Hall
Chelsea Hall

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

Fiorella Ramirez
Fiorella Ramirez

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

Manda Renee
Manda Renee

Cassie Blotzer let's take a road trip lmao

Jasmine Altham
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

Maria Jose BG
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!!!

Abigail Doherty
Abigail Doherty

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

Rowan Jones
Rowan Jones

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

Blair Burnett
Blair Burnett

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

Laura Buchanan
Laura Buchanan

Frankie Hunter thought youd be interested in this too :D

Collette Drummond
Collette Drummond

I'm actually so buzzing, if you get this I'm going to cry \U0001f602\U0001f602

Maggie Edmondson
Maggie Edmondson

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

Ciara Turnbull
Ciara Turnbull

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

Emma Knox-Johnston
Emma Knox-Johnston

I've applied ahhh\U0001f646\U0001f3fb\U0001f646\U0001f3fb\U0001f646\U0001f3fb

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