It’s That Time Again: Firefly Coverage in Dover

Disclaimer: Digital photographs presented ahead. Most of you who have been following me for quite some time know that I’m a film photographer by hobby and a photojournalist by trade. I photograph a lot of things to stay afloat in this industry: weddings, people portraits, news, features, events, you name it.

With every big news event I photograph for work I also try to incorporate film as well. This past weekend I photographed Firefly Music Festival for the second year in a row. This time it was for the Baltimore Sun’s visual journalism blog, The Darkroom. While most of these are digital, I did try to use my film camera periodically. It was a crazy, fast-paced weekend, so I had little time to focus – pun intended – on my film work while I was busy editing and uploading the digitals in real time. 

We were really happy to be there:

We're so cool guyz.

We’re so cool guyz.

Let’s get to the music. Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim

Foster the People

Foster the People

Foster the People

Foster the People

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Firefly Entrance

Firefly Entrance

Wanna see the rest of my photos and my news story? Yep, I write too. Just not nearly as often as I take photos. Go here to The Darkroom to see it!

As for what film photographs I could muster up…..

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Some bike gardens

Some bike gardens

I wish I could have taken loads more of film photos like I did last year. This years schedule was just so hectic that I didn’t have the time. The media schedule was a lot more intense. In between photo pits it was photo editing, uploading, emailing and story writing and interviewing. The free open bar soothed my nerves a bit 😉

Here’s some behind the scenes instagraming in case you don’t follow me (psssst you should!)

Shaded by a big hat.

Shaded by a big hat.

Gear all packed and ready to go!

Gear all packed and ready to go!

Signing waivers to restricted photo pits.

Signing waivers to restricted photo pits.

Tired Andrew working hard.

Tired Andrew working hard.

Media shortcut walkthrough.

Media shortcut walkthrough.

Finished!

Finished!

This weekend was an exhausting but fun one! Things should quiet down a bit now until early August. I’ll be spending my time trying new film techniques out to share with you guys. Please go follow The Darkroom 🙂

4 thoughts on “It’s That Time Again: Firefly Coverage in Dover

  1. WOW Amazing photography! Felt like I was there. Too bad I couldn’t hear the music LOL. I also read the Baltimore Sun article. Fabulous. You and Andrew should be proud! Excellent work!

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