By NME photographer Emilie Bailey
- If your camera has a RAW mode, that's the best option to choose as it allows you to make post-production adjustments with ease.
- Don't be scared of pushing your way to the front of gigs or festivals. Be polite and smiley but do all you can to get as close to the action as possible. Go to the side of the stage if you can - try and get that extra access without being a nuisance.
- Move around. Don't just stay in one position. Go to the back to take some atmospheric shots from the back, you can get some great shots at festivals of the crowd with their arms waving in the air.
- Be ready for those great moments. I like to second guess what the band are going to be doing. Look out for when they're next going to make that jump, or the singer's going to interact with the guitarist - maybe they've done it once already in the song so you can predict it.
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