Photog Friday: Meet Cheyenne, Sara, and Emilia

Welcome to Photog Friday! Every 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!

Cheyenne McIntyre – @mcinchey

OOKAY – Photo Credit: Cheyenne McIntyre
Megalodon – Photo Credit: Cheyenne McIntyre
JAUZ – Photo Credit: Cheyenne McIntyre

When did you know you wanted to be a photographer?
A couple years ago I did it as a hobby, doing portraits with friends. But I really knew I wanted to make a career out of it when I started shooting shows. I was already going to school for music business and I was like: wow, this is amazing and it goes perfectly with my career.

If you could shoot any band/artist, who would it be?
Neck Deep. I have a tattoo of their album LNOTGY and I don’t think my career will be complete until I shoot them.

Words of advice:
Local, local, local!! It’s cool to shoot large bands but what matters is relationships, truly.

Sara Scott – @scenestories

Ice Nine Kills
Ice Nine Kills – Photo Credit: Sara Scott
The Band Ghost
The Band Ghost – Photo Credit: Sara Scott
Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon – Photo Credit: Sara Scott

What was the first event you shot for?
I have shot local for a very long time, but my first ever large scale event was Warped Tour 2016. It was the best experience I had ever had.

What are some photography goals of yours?
Finally tour with a band. Being a single parent does make it hard, but even if it’s for a weekend run, I would be extremely content.

Words of advice:
Get out there and just do it. You’re not going to get better in one day, and you may not be the best the second you pick up a camera, but the more you put yourself out there and the more that you practice, the better you’ll get.

Emilia Rangel –

No Vacation
No Vacation – Photo Credit: Emilia Rangel
Charli XCX
Charli XCX – Photo Credit: Emilia Rangel
Hozier – Photo Credit: Emilia Rangel

What inspired you to pick up a camera?
Since I was 16, I’ve been surrounded by the most amazing star-gazing and mountain views in my hometown. I started to get practice and found out I was decently good at this. Combining music and photography is what then hit me to become a concert photographer.

What is the most important thing about photography that you have learned since you started?
I think the most important thing I’ve learned is patience. If no patience is there, it’s gonna be a long and hard journey for anyone trying to get into this industry.

Words of advice:
Don’t let anything discourage you! Rejection is a big part of this industry. All you have to do is have patience, and sooner or later things will look up with hard work and dedication!