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Organising your time well will help you get the pictures you want

Gary Wolstenholme talks about planning and how making a "clash-finder" is a must for festival photography.

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Organising your time well will help you get the pictures you want: Gary WolstenholmeGary Wolstenholme specialises in photographing live music events. He's represented by Redferns Music Image Library who sell his pictures to publications nationally and around the world. Based in Sheffield, you will often find him in his natural habitat at the front of concerts large and small, as well as at a variety of music festivals across the UK and abroad.

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Here he explains what exactly a clash-finder is:

"I make a clash-finder. This is basically a spreadsheet with all the stage times arranged in a way so that I can see who is playing when with a quick glance and plan from there. Most festivals will release their stage times on their website a few days before the event, so producing one of these is a doddle. Planning this way allows me to fit whatever I may want to shoot around the brief I've been given, or simply to maximise the amount of bands I can shoot.  Shooting a multi-stage festival like the one pictured requires careful planning to ensure I don't miss anything important."


Organising your time well will help you get the pictures you want: Festival picture


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