After several attempts at getting together to shoot some photos in-studio or on-location, I was finally able to book a shoot with singer/songwriter Kem while he was in DC over the weekend. He was in town, for a tour he was on, with the legendary Charlie Wilson. I contacted him earlier in the week, and he said he'd let me know if time allowed. On Sunday, the morning of the concert, he replied, "If you can meet me at the venue around 4pm, we can try and make it happen."
Last week, on Thursday, I joined two business mates for a road trip to Charlotte, NC for CIAA weekend. I had never been before, and I figured it would be just like every other lifestyle weekend, but I went anyway.
A couple of weeks ago, I flew out to LA to attend some Grammy events, and during my down time, I setup a photo shoot with a Cali Curly Girl, that I discovered on instagram. Actually, I set up two shoots, with two different women, set for two different locations, on two different days.
Last night, I photographed an arena show, where superstars Tyga, Trey Songz, and Chris Brown were performing. Normally, when I shoot arena shows, I bring 2 camera bodies and 3 lenses. I do so because it's easier to maximize on the "First 3" songs access. Having only 1 body, and changing lenses will cause you to miss some shots.
Yesterday afternoon, I got a last minute "Okay", to photograph the "Between The Sheets" tour show, in DC, last night. After a finishing a photography tutorial with a friend, I rushed to get dressed for the concert. My bag was semi-packed, and I had my 2 camera bodies, 2 lenses, my Sony a6000, and memory cards and batteries. I zipped the bag, and headed out the door.
Monday, afternoon, I attended/photographed a Q&A that Erykah Badu held with some young people from some Washington, DC high schools. The event was held in an area of the Fillmore, the concert venue, so it was really convenient, since the show was the same night.
The Q&A was very interesting, and enlightening. The young people asked some really good questions, and Badu's answers were on pointt. She spoke about "dreaming", and faith, a lot.