I met Angela Santomero about six or seven years ago at a PBS meetup. It was about six months before Daniel Tiger was going to launch, and she was just entering the social media world. We had connected online prior to meeting in person, but…
I have been a concert photographer around Denver for about eight years and it's been an amazing ride. I love photographing every kind of band in every kind of venue - and I have even started traveling to do it. Here in Denver, we have venues of every size, which makes it great for local and touring bands to move up and down that ladder as they play. Thus, I have shot the smallest rooms in the complete dark up to our biggest, brightest locations. One thing that bands often ask about is concert lighting - and tips on how to do it from a photographer's perspective. The easy answer you will hear from all of us is "NO RED LIGHTS!" - but why? There is actually a reason based on color theory, if you can believe it. And while I know that bands do not always have control over what the venue does with lights - many of the people behind that board are more than happy to do what they can to accommodate your requests ... you simply need to know what to ask for.