Magda

Hi,

I'm an aspiring photographer and saw your post on Instagram about question for your blog and would love to ask you 'how did you get started in photography especially music/concert photography?'

Thanks

Magda (@missspookiness9)

 

Hi Magda! Thanks for writing. I have been touring with music tours for years. I've always been into art and photography was one of many artforms that interested me. I bought a film SLR years and years ago when I was on an early Fallout Boy tour and had a lot of fun with it. Unfortunately that camera got stolen and it was YEARS before I finally invested in a new camera. I finally bought a Canon T1I 5 or 6 years later right before I went out on Warped Tour and started taking some photos again. I took a few photos here and there for the next year or two. Finally in the summer of 2012 I started getting more serious about photography. I tasked myself with taking one good photo a day over the course of Warped. I succeeded though I don't really like those photos anymore. (except this one. I love this one. Taking Back Sunday is performing, this is at the 2012 Warped Tour in Pomona CA. I have no idea if the photo is going to show though, I'm new to this.) After that summer I went back to school for graphic design. I did one semester at that time and then went back on the road during the coming winter. I did a lot of work with models until the 2013 Warped Tour came around. Then in my free time at work I took a bunch of photos. Eventually people started catching on and my instagram started getting a lot of followers! It was overwhelming. (still is) That's the short version of how I fell into music photography. It's not a job for me yet but if I'm lucky maybe one day!