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Behind the Shot #2

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust...  July 2012 >> I nearly got into a fight with Sevendust's road manager at this show. I'm roaming around the grounds at this outdoor show getting different shots from different spots around the stage. I'm using my 70-200mm 2.8L lens on my 5DII minding my own business, and enjoying the show. I was always far enough away to be unobtrusive to concert-goers. I didn't think there was any harm in getting a long shot or two from various vantage points, and no big deal. Apparently not according to this little prick with a Napoleon complex who came over no fewer than three times to tell me to stop shooting and leave. I'm blocking no one, bothering no one, bolted out of the pit after 3 songs on cue, and this is how I get treated? Who knew that concert photography could be such a dangerous undertaking?


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