To say I have been more inspired than I am at this very moment in my life, would be a lie. I have never been in a room full of so many people that are determined to simply, get better. Everyone who came to this music photography workshop had one goal – to learn. I guess it’s easy to say you want to learn, however the way these people went about learning was so impressive. They not only bettered themselves, but took time to meet, help, and encourage all the other people they met that day. I am so happy to be a part of this community.
I did my first of what I know will be many more workshops this past weekend in San Diego. Well, I have done workshops before – or rather I have taught people about Music Photography before. But this is the first time we straight up rented out a venue to ourselves. As you learn, you sometimes forget. And the things you forget can be really helpful to remember. So the best way for me to remember them – is to teach them.
I have gone back to my high school almost every year since I have graduated. My high school photography teacher has been a big contributor and mentor to me in my life, so it is always nice to go back and meet all of her students. Through that experience and a few others, I have learned just how much I enjoy teaching.
The Music Photography Workshop
Anyway, the music photography workshop was broken into two days. Intermediate and Advance. They had loosely the same schedule, however, the content and goal that was taught each day were different. Each of them started with a two-hour presentation, then we shifted to a venue for four hours, and then finished up in front of the screen for another hour and a half.
The first day aimed at taking people who have been into music photography for a while – to the next level a.k.a Concert Photography Level Up. The second day was geared on taking people who are well versed in concert photography already – and giving them the tools and information to assist them with the task of getting on tour – Becoming A Tour Photographer. This is a hard industry to navigate, and I want to help you. If you have any questions, want more info – or want to be alerted when I come to your area.
All photographs by Jasmine Garcia and Brandon Sloter
Concert Photography Level Up
Day 1 – Intermediate Class
Becoming A Tour Photographer
Day 2 – Advance Class
All in all, it was a success. Thanks so much for everyone who came out. I look forward to doing this more and meeting more people.