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Photog Friday: Meet Caitlin, Alexa, and Victoria

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!

Caitlin Dunn – @caitlindunn_

I Prevail
I Prevail – Photo Credit: Caitlin Dunn
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda – Photo Credit: Caitlin Dunn
Trash Boat
Trash Boat – Photo Credit: Caitlin Dunn

If you could shoot any band/artist, who would it be?
If I could photograph Paramore for the rest of my life I’d be content.

What are some photography goals of yours?
Go on tour with a large production.

Words of advice:
Don’t fret if you get some bad shots, things usually work themselves out one way or another.

Alexa Chihos – @alexachihos

Griz
Griz – Photo Credit: Alexa Chihos
X Ambassadors
X Ambassadors – Photo Credit: Alexa Chihos
August Burns Red
August Burns Red – Photo Credit: Alexa Chihos

What inspired you to pick up a camera?
Ever since I can remember, every time I went to a show I took a ton of crappy photos on my phone or on a point and shoot. When I was living in Boston, a friend of mine told me I should give concert photography a try on a DSLR after I started capturing good shots on a point and shoot. I did my first few shows at The Middle East in Cambridge and fell in love with concert photography.

When did you know you wanted to be a photographer?
I was always on the fence about diving in and getting the gear, but when my friend in Boston made that suggestion, that was the push I needed to actually get started.

Words of advice:
Be patient with yourself and learn to shoot in manual as soon as possible!

Victoria Sanders – @veesanders

The Specials
The Specials – Photo Credit: Victoria Sanders
FKA Twigs
FKA Twigs – Photo Credit: Victoria Sanders
Empress Of
Empress Of – Photo Credit: Victoria Sanders

What are some photography goals of yours?
Run a mentorship program/non-profit.

What is the most important thing about photography that you have learned since you started?
It’s a community, not a competition.

Words of advice:
Earn your space, be respectful, listen to those who have good advice to give, don’t be rude to other photographers, and know that you’re not entitled to or guaranteed anything!