A popular music festival is offering a new “fan experience” that’s raising eyebrows among some photographers: pay $500, and you’ll have the opportunity to shoot concert photos for the festival from the photo pit.
For a fee of $500, you’ll “get access into one of the most exclusive areas of the festival grounds – the photo pit,” the website reads. “You will be escorted by an official Firefly photographer, given a professional camera, and allowed to take photos of your favorite Firefly artist from the photo pit.”
“After the show, we will edit your photos for you and the best of the bunch will be featured in our post-festival albums.”
A footnote states that “artists may be restricted,” and that you’ll only be able to shoot photos during the first three songs of a set.
There’s no indication as to whether this new “fan experience” will impact the opportunities given to professional photographers — we’ve reached out to the festival for comment — but it seems that at least a portion of the “post-festival albums” will consist of fan photos.
If fans do jump on this “experience,” then the Firefly Festival has come up with a pretty clever way of receiving free concert photos while making money in the process.
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