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$50 Photo Shoots for Local Bands

Two Newcastle based music photographers are offering discounted photo shoots for local bands. Matthew Packer and Tim Christie have announced the offer on their respective blogs last week. The offer is valid for shoots booked before the 30th of June 2007.

When Matth and Tim met with the organisers of the 1233 ABC Newcastle Music Awards they discovered that many of the entrants were lacking professional looking publicity shots. “Record labels want bands they can easily put out to market, bands that already have a fan base, have their songs ready to record and have a professional look. Photos are key to that professional look” he explains.

Matthew also runs the I’m With The Band music website and has photographed numerous Newcastle Bands. In the past year Matthew has covered many local events including the Strikeback III Festival, and last week’s Groovin’ The Moo Festival at Maitland.

Head of State Promotional Shot The offer includes:

  • Two professionally shot photos, edited for use on your website and/or myspace.
  • Either Matthew or Tim will visit a site of your choice for the shoot – rehearsal rooms, one of your gigs, out in the streets of Newcastle, the beach, etc.
  • A photo shoot lasting about 30-60 minutes
  • Basic editing on them like colour correction, exposure changes, etc.

Images obtained as part of this special offer may not be used on an album or EP cover. If dditional images from the shoot are needed, they can be purchased for a ‘per photo’ fee.

The photograph on the left was taken as part of a promotional shoot of local band Head of State in June 2006 at Belmont Airport.

Check out Matt and Tims Flickr galleries at and

Contact either of the photographers soon to register your interest as this offer is only valid for bookings shot and paid for by June 30th, 2007.

Posted on May 19th, 2007 in General

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