Memory lane: photography skills

Hey guys,

yesterday I was reading tons of articles written by gig photographers as in my opinion live gig photography is the most interesting thing to cover.

Inspired, encouraged and motivated I decided to take a look at the photographs I took at gigs. Starting in 2010, the time I started getting into concerts and photography.

The reactions to my old photographs went from "this looks ok" to "why did nobody take that camera away from me?"
And I thought I would be quite a nice post to walk down memory lane with you by sharing photographs that I haven't shared before. (For good reasons though...)

Some technical information for you about my gear:
June 2010 - May 2012: FujiFilm Finepix s2000HD
May 2012 - February 2014: Canon EOS 1100D
Since February 2014:  Canon EOS 70D

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I don't know what worse: the fact I was a Jonas Brothers fan or the fact that I took this picture...

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Taylor Locke from Rooney, Thanks for letting me take a horrible red-eye photo.

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Taylor Swift. I actually think this is quite good.

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Arty. But still rubbish.

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Bruno Mars, also quite ok.

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Oh god. This was the first time I had a DSLR - automatic settings, of course.

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Why the flash, Vanessa? What were you thinking? (probably nothing)

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I like this one. Because of the lighting.

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That ISO was way too high... Oh girl.

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Ok, I think we're finally getting better. Hooray!

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Yeah, the skills are developing.

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Discovered a love for black and white there.

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Arty and finally alright!

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One of my favourite shots.

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Sepia is also a nice filter.

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Sense of picking better angle is hitting me.

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We're getting there!!!

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Probably one of the best shots I've taken this far. 

And that's it.
I love seeing progress and some kind of evolution of me learning more about camera settings, certain effects and choosing the right objects. 
I'm still no perfect or professional photographer but I think the first (shaky) steps are taken.

What amazes me the most is how artists such as Jim Kroft and Martin and James still work with me after me taking such horrible shots. Thanks so much guys! Haha!

I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe also get the message I'm trying to send over:
You can always get better at what you're doing, if you love it and give your all you'll be able to learn and become whoever and whatever you want to be.
Just don't let mistakes (
or horrible photographs) stop you.

Thank you for reading! :)

Credits // Text & Photography: Vanessa Jertschewske


  1. They're really wonderful! I love black and white but sometimes the colors of the lights are so amazing that it's a pity to "turn them off" :D

    xx Ola

    1. Thank you! :) It's always a bit tricky to do what looks best but like you said - both have their pros and cons. Thanks for you comment. :) x

  2. Hey dear!

    What a progress! Your skills are improved a lot, just wow :) Congrats dear! And the last photo is indeed perfect :) xx

    1. Thank you so much! You're so lovely! :) Glad you enjoy the Tom photo.
      Thanks for taking time to write. x


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