My First Time Photographing A Gig

Sunday, 5 February 2017


As much as I love beauty and writing about it, I also want to share more personal pieces on here. On Thursday last week, I got to go to a small venue and photograph two bands.

I have never photographed a gig before, well obviously on my phone but I'm talking like with my SLR camera. Since I'm studying photography at the moment and want to (hopefully) go onto studying at uni, I thought photographing a band would be great for my portfolio. So I contacted The Boiler Room, which is a small venue in Surrey, and asked if I would be able to come along and photograph a band. I got the go ahead and went to photograph 'Flamingods'. Not a band I would personally go and see, but their music is very interesting. However, there was also a 'support act' called Marble Empire who were absolutely brilliant. I prefer how the photographs of them turned out, so I thought I'd share some on here. I'd definitely recommend you go and give them a listen!


And there we have it, some of my 'best' photos of Marble Empire last Thursday. I really enjoyed photographing a band for the first time actually, even if it was a tiny bit stressful. Hopefully it'll be something I'll get better at over time, and get the equipment I need to make them look more professional! 

- Lucy

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  1. Omg I love them! I wish I could do that, but how do you get them so perfect without the blur?? Is it down to shutter speed??

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    1. Thank you Fran - yeah its all down to the shutter speed, make sure its at least 125+ so theres no blur!

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  2. These are some awesome photos. Nicely done, Lucy :)

    Sara | www.saraspoke.com

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  3. You have done SUCH a good job Lucy!! I would love you to do a photography post for something like this if you have some tips! I would love to try event photography!

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    1. Thank you so much - I'll probably make a post on some tips and stuff, it was really fun to do!

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  4. They are such amazing pictures, you did some great work! I would love to see more shoots (if your willing to share)!

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    1. Thank you Jess - I'm definitely willing to share more on here, hopefully I'll pop some more up soon!

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  5. Ahh well done for getting yourself out there, what an amazing opportunity! And i know the Boiler Room, Surrey represent haha! So good to see people doing what they love. Great work!

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    1. Thank you, it was great! Yesss Surrey represent, wooo!

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  6. I know how difficult is to take photos of bands with the dark! i really love your first picture!!<3
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    1. It was a bit tricky - but thank you!

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  7. you did a fab job! Love these so much x x
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  8. Lucy these photos are so good! Gigs are always so packed and stuffy so I bet it wasn't the easiest place to photograph but you've done a fab job x

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    1. Thank you so much - it was a bit tricky and I ended up getting a bit flustered but it was all good in the end!

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  9. Dude, well done, it is SO hard to get good photos in smoggy venues. These are brilliant! Xx

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    1. Thank you so much - really appreciate it gal!

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  10. These are great pictures! Now I've got a DSLR again, I really need to get shooting gigs, seeing as that's the thing that sort of made me fall in love with photography in the first place.

    Meg | Elmpetra

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    1. Thank you - definitely get yourself out there, see if theres a gig locally!

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  11. It can be easy taken pictures of a gig, the lighting certainly doesn't make it easy, but you have managed to take amazing pictures!

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  12. these look really good!! I love the funky lighting and angles x

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