Photog Friday: Meet Lisa, Chapin, and Em

Welcome to Photog Friday! Every other week, we will be featuring some of the amazing photographers of Girls Behind the Rock Show. Please note: submissions are open intermittently. Want to be featured? Keep your eyes peeled in the group!

Lisa Eggleston – @lisaephoto

passion pit
Passion Pit
marianas trench
Marianas Trench
I the Mighty
I The Mighty

What inspired you to pick up a camera?
When I was 11, I was helping my mom clean out our household “junk drawer” and picked up an old point-and-shoot that was probably $100 at Walmart. I took some pictures of my cat and that was the start of my photography journey!

What is the most important thing about photography that you have learned since you started?
There’s no “right” or “wrong” way to do it – as long as you’re creating art that speaks to you, there are no rules! When I was younger I used to be so afraid of doing things “wrong” that I limited my own creativity. Now I do whatever the heck I want and it always works out well in the end!

Words of advice:
Shoot your shot (literally) because you never know what life could bring to you and your career! Look for inspiration all around you each and every day, and make sure you have people to look up to and learn from. You’ll soon find that there are people who look up to YOU and are learning from YOU.

Chapin Patel – @fishandchaps

Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots
The Pixies
The Pixies
Panic! At The Disco
Panic! At The Disco

If you could shoot any band/artist, who would it be?
I shot my dream artist, twenty-one pilots, and it was a huge turning point for me. It’s been a goal for awhile.

What are some photography goals of yours?
I’d like to tour consecutively, get more paid freelance work and always strive to improve, especially regarding editing.

Words of advice:
Keep going! Build your portfolio and upgrade gear if you want. Put in the time and effort to make yourself better and better. Anything you want is worth pursuing.

Em Pearson – @empear_photos

The Mowglis
The Mowglis
Weathers
Weathers
lovelytheband
lovelytheband

When did you know you wanted to be a photographer?
I had always wanted to do photography as a hobby, but as I got into my mid twenties, it grew into something I was doing for a career and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

If you could shoot any band/artist, who would it be?
My ultimate bucket list artist is Bruce Springsteen!

Words of advice:
Don’t be afraid to try! And don’t be afraid to keep trying! You’ll shoot a lot of shows you don’t like. You’ll be unhappy with edits. You’ll get told “no” by publicists and bands. But keep at it because it is so worth it.