Waukesha South Marchfest 2014

Tonight I had a great time photographing Marchfest at Waukesha South High School.


As some of you already know, I was also in marching band myself. I played the clarinet for a year and then I was switched over to Tuba.  My instructor Guy Kammerer made me into the man I am today and I will forever be in debt to the program.


I jumped on the whole #selfie revolution long ago so I was able to look back a year and find a shot of me covering the 2013 event and then today so that was kinda cool to see.

Marchfest Selfies

Anyways enough with this whole nostalgia business and onto the shoot.

Upon setting up at my first location of course I needed to put out a photo to Instagram because the world needs more marching band in my opinion.

I then started off with a Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 lens to get some close shots and progressively changed lenses to get a wider view.



At a break between pieces I rushed down to the field and then was able to photograph the rest of the performance.



I really do love marching band and I always enjoy being able to come back and photograph Marchfest at my old high school. I learned a lot through this program and it’s the main reason I decided to pick up a camera and pursue a career in photography.

Now in the best Oprah voice imaginable I have one more thing for you tonight. I’ve decided to mount a GoPro camera to my chest to give you a view of what I do make sure to check out the video.


I only posted a few photos here so if you want to see the rest go over to VDC Photo on Facebook and make sure to “Like” the page and share the photos!

Also to see more of the “behind the camera” type photos check out VDC Photo on Instagram as those shots usually tell a good story.

Finally make sure to check out for other GoPro videos of me working.