My First PAID Photo Shoot!



Fast forward now to early 2006. I had been outgrowing my little point-and-shoot Canon for quite awhile now, but had been supplementing my photographic yearning with a hand-me-down Canon Rebel X film camera. It was by far the most "advanced" film camera in my analog photography class I was in at Northeastern University. That said, it lacked the romance of an analog film camera. While my love of photography was growing exponentially I was still a Music major and frequently hanging out with musicians in class, at gigs, and the like. Word of my photographic passion began to spread and it wasn't too far into Spring semester of my Junior year that I was approached by a friend of mine to take promo photos of his band. How exciting! Better yet, he was going to pay me for my time and effort! I spent the afternoon scoping out a location for our shoot. I finally stumbled upon The Mission Church on Tremont Street in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. There was outdoor space around the exterior of the basilica that I thought was really unique, and the band agreed. Here are some film scans from the shoot: