Name: Matthew Lamb
Number of Sasquatch’s Photographed: 7
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1. How did you get your start in photography?
Picked up a camera and went with it.
2. What are some pro tips for those who want to try concert photography?
Learn to use you camera's manual settings so you can control it better. Practice as much as you can. Admire others work, but create your own brand, don't copy what others do. Majority of images are of the artists but if not for the fans, there would be no reason to capture images. Try to incorporate the fans to create a better capture of the experience.
3. With so many acts to see, how do you decide which artists to photograph?
Adam Zacks and Company create one of the best festival line ups year after year. The Main Stage is of the course most popular and well known to capture but the other stages capture up and coming artists. The other stages also can engage the artists and the fans more at times.
4. Aside from your photo gear, what else is in your bag during a festival?
Blackrapid Straps and Accessories, Sharpie, and a roll of Athletic Tape.
5. Some of your favorite acts you’ve photographed at Sasquatch / favorite Sasquatch memory?
Major Lazer, Outkast, Twenty One Pilots and Leon Bridges. My favorite memory is when during a wind delay on the Main Stage, Leon Bridges grabbed his guitar, walked to the middle of the lawn and did an acoustic set.
6. Favorite thing about Sasquatch?
Sasquatch is for the fans. From the ground up fans are the focus. While many other festivals feel the need for blockbuster names, Sasquatch provides a well rounded lineup of headliners to up and coming music. The comedy tent is also a surprise year to year.