Seattle Concert Photographer :: Crown Hill
Listening to a friend’s great band at an iconic bar. Taking pictures. Free drinks. And getting paid to do it. That’s what I call a total coup. A few days after Christmas, I had the pleasure of photographing Crown Hill at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard. This was my first experience with true concert photography. The challenges are extensive in this type of environment. The lights are low, harsh spot lights, subjects moving around in and out of the light. Spectators you’re trying to not block so you can get your shot.
I did my homework and showed up early to catch the opening act. Got a feel for the room, tested out my camera settings. And then crushed it when Crown Hill came on. Enjoy.