Being a concert photographer is like being the smart kid in school: nobody likes you and nerds--in this case, other concert photographers--compete for their GPA (Great Photo Access). Sure, the nerds have little stickers or paper bracelets that allow cameras into the venue, but most nerds have to frantically prove they're supposed to be on the list before anyone hands them a sticker.
Jena Ardell Johnny Concert-Goer
Enter: Johnny-Concert-Goer who rocks out with his iPhone out during the entire show. If the photographer nerds are lucky, Johnny only spills beer on their shoes. After the show, the cool kids stumble back to the parking lot with dead cell phones full of blurry pics and shaky videos with horrible audio.
The photographer nerds are the cool kids' only chance for seeing decent live shots of the band after the show, so why not play nicely? Here's a plea from your friendly concert photographer on how to avoid becoming a concert bully:More »