NEEDTOBREATHE - Nashville Concert Photography

Featuring great music and terrible lighting, NEEDTOBREATHE's show at Exit/In was definitely a memorable challenge to shoot.  Not only was it extremely dark in the venue itself, the sellout crowd made moving around nearly impossible.  Venues without photo pits seem to be the theme lately and I am not to sure how happy I am about it...  I came away with about 5 photos that I actually liked out of the 140 or so that I took, giving me a wonderful 3.5% keeper rate.

Ben Rector - Nashville Concert Photography

My first and hopefully not last time shooting at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville.  Given the lack of a pit, I feel like it went pretty well although I was given a hard time by somebody there about shooting from the front row with my photo pass which allows me to do so in the otherwise assigned seating auditorium.  With my photo pass came a ticket for 10th row seats with our reporter that we had covering the concert as well so that was nice to have a home base to come back to during the concert.  The acoustics in that place are awesome to say the least. 

Musicians' Corner - Nashville Concert Photography

Young Summer, James and the Wild Spirits, & Andrew Belle perform at Musicians' Corner in Centennial Park.