I don't post a lot of it, but a good portion of my work is commercial marketing photography for a few concession management companies. Oftentimes this means storefronts and product shots for websites and social media campaigns (which is meaningful, but isn't really why people follow my photography, so I don't post much of it), and other times this means events.
Springfield Mall was reborn in 2014 as Springfield Town Center; a brand new enclosed shopping facility right off of the Franconia - Springfield Blue Line Metro Station, at the crossroads of I-495, I-95, and the Fairfax County Parkway.
Last week, Springfield Town Center was one of the venues along The Maine's "Free For All" tour, and Springfield Town Center's Concert Series. This was the first time I have ever photographed a concert (if you don't count an opera). In this case I was the venue's event photographer.
The Maine, and Beach Weather (The Maine's opener), I must say, were excellent bands to have as my first shooting concert photography. I apparently am out of the loop, because even though a number of friends of mine knew about The Maine, I'd never heard of them (sorry about that guys... but you do have a new fan now!). Both bands were awesome, and I've picked up their music since the concert last week.
I can't encourage you enough to go buy their music, and follow them on all the Internetz!
I've wanted to try my hand at concert photography for many years, and I wouldn't change this first time in any way - I photographed two amazing bands, and quickly learned what it's all about. I had a fantastic time - Thank you The Maine, Beach Weather, and all you great folks at Springfield Town Center.