Things I learned from 5 Days on the road

So, November was filled with more than a far share of shooting including the Eternal Enemies Tour. Unfortunately that meant I had to take a little break from updating my blog to focus on travel plans and a 24 hour turn around for photos. Hopefully next time around I will be able update more frequently on the road.

Here is a list I learned throughout my travels:

  1.  It is easy to eat healthy
  2.  It is easy to eat unhealthy
  3.  Everyone should travel
  4.  Everyone should make time for themselves
  5.  Band members are not always as tough as they seem but are actually some of the nicest people.
  6.  You cant be a photographer if you are afraid to take risks
  7.  Ask questions all the time.
  8.  Hotels can be disgusting
  9.  Massachusetts is possibly the most expensive place ever
  10.  The power of music is unbelievable
  11.  Being in a city you don't know is an empowering experience
  12.  5 Hour rides aren't as bad as they sound
  13.  Follow the three song rule
  14.  Don't give security a hard time - they are there for you as well
  15.  Respect the photo pit
  16.  Respect the actual pit
  17.  Do your job first then be a fan second
  18.  Leave your photo caps at home
  19.  Leave your lens hoods home
  20.  Don't be afraid of dust/dirt
  21.  BRING EAR PLUGS
  22.  BRING EAR PLUGS
  23.  Shows without photo pits could be the worst thing ever
  24.  Never stop networking
  25.  Be friendly
  26.  Editing on the road sucks
  27.  Don't forget to eat - this was actually difficult
  28.  Always have water on you
  29.  Don't bring too much gear into the venue. It becomes a hassle
  30.  Have fun

I know some of these may seem obvious but when you are out and about you can easily lose track of the simple things.