Imagine yourself front and centre at a packed venue. On stage is an amazing live band. You have better than front row access. And you are drenched in sweat, some yours, some the bands. Your ears are pounding. The lighting flicks from full dark to dim, to bright glare and back in the space of a few seconds – nor does it stop for the whole performance. The band’s energy is moving them up and down the stage. Unpredictable movement in doubtful light can be a photographer’s worst nightmare. Not to mention the amount of distraction around you. Yet you must capture the shots. For some, this would be a nightmare. But for others getting in close to this kind of energy and opportunity is a dream come true.