Slash and Myles Kennedy at the NIA Birmingham October 2012

I recently got to shoot a Guitar Icon and Rock Legend as Slash performed at the NIA in Birmingham. As a big fan of Slash and having seen him just a year or so earlier at Glastonbury I was incredibly excited to get the chance to take pictures of him as he performed with Myles Kennedy and his band.

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Rammstein at the LG Arena 25th February 2012

I had the opportunity recently to shoot the mighty Rammstein at the LG Arena in their latest tour. I’ve loved their music for a long time and wanted to go to see them even before this chance came up. I was thrilled when I was told I could not only attend the concert but get up close and personal in the pit to shoot them.
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Boudoir shooting with amateur kit

At the end of November I was asked about taking some pictures for friends who wanted to do something nice for their partners for Christmas. After discussing requirements I agreed to attempt the shoot despite not really knowing much about Boudoir photography. So at the beginning of December we set about trying our hand at it. Here are the results.

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My Day as a Second Shooter

You may have read previous posts about my desires to work with a wedding photographer as a second shooter. You may also remember that I wasn’t doing too well in finding someone willing to take me out. That changed recently when I met Jenny Lilly while she was shooting a friends wedding. I asked nicely and to my surprise she agreed to take me along on a shoot. That shoot was this weekend just gone. It was a great day so I thought I would share some of it with you.

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The Saturdays – LG Arena Dec 2011

Well tonights photoshoot was quite different to that of Tuesday. From Kasabian and their beer chugging fan base to the teenage girl sensation that is the Saturdays. A whole new challenge with a few new things for me to wrestle with.

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Kasabian and support act Miles Kane – NIA Dec 2011

Last night I had the opportunity to shoot at the Kasabian gig on behalf of work. A great gig and my first experience of a press release form. If you are reading this article without pictures it means I may have had to remove them already. Not sure if I am allowed to post for non profit uses. Time will tell!

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Second Shooting – Finally a Chance!

You may or may not of read my previous blog about searching for a second shooter opportunity. Basically I emailed around 35 local photographers offering my services as an unpaid Second Shooter/Assistant. I didn’t get the greatest response, in fact I got some bloody rude responses. Thats now changed…

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