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Great music, great venue, great cause. The Women Transitioning Women Benefit Concert was the third time I’ve shot at the Bing Theater in Spokane and it didn’t disappoint. The concert, which benefited Transitions, featured together accomplished local female artists to perform original music. As always I had a great time listening and taking photos. Performances by: Liz Rognes, Kari Marguerite, Wonder Wonder, Suhanna Hamilton, Nicole Lewis, and The Angela Marie Project.

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I had the great opportunity to photograph the Women Transitioning Women benefit concert. Hosted by local female artists the concert benefited Transitions, a local nonprofit that helps low-income and homeless women and children in Spokane. I had a blast photographing the very talented artists who performed all original songs. The concert, which took place at The Bing Crosby Theater featured: Colleen Rice, Kari Marguerite & the 76, Stephanie Hatzinikolis, Jesi B and The All Rites, Liz Rognes, and The Perennials. The follow up concert will take place in May 2012.

This was my first time in the Bing and I was pleasantly surprised to discover what a cool building it is. The below image, taken during sound check, shows a bit of the ornate moldings and lighting.

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The Walla Walla University Battle of the Bands brings together a group of talented musicians to rock the night for a good cause. 2011 built on the success of the previous two years and added an additional layer of excitement. Special thanks to all gifted people who generously gave their time and support to produce an amazing show.

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This is the fourth year that I’ve shot the WWU Music Department’s Christmas Concert. This year delivered the same excellence in music and the challenges of navigating a packed stage. A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years to those of you who watch this blog. Thanks for taking look for another year.















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After my first encounter with Dead Mau5 at the Sasquatch Music Festival I couldn’t wait to see him again, see the previous post by clicking here. So I headed up there with a group of friends; Ashley Ward, Jeff Rittenhouse, Nathan Reeves, and Aaron Coffeen; to enjoy the auditory and visual event. The concert was great, other than a terrible opening band, Dead Mau5 delivered a great show as usual.
To capture these photos I used an Olympus EP-1 which I borrowed from my friend Jordan Wagner. This small camera is a great blend of quality, price, functionality, and portability. I really like the raw file output, full manual controls, compact size, and decent high iso output. And best of all, it’s small enough to get into most venues were a DSLR would be denied access.










Jeff Rittenhouse.





© 2010 Eric Ashley
I headed to the Sasquatch Music Festival over Memorial day weekend with friends Aaron Coffeen and Gavin Greenwalt. This was my first time Sasquatch and it was a really good experience. I decided to leave my camera at home and use a point and shoot because of the event restrictions. It turns out that I could have brought my camera in with little to no hassle (something I’ll try next time I go), but for then I had to make do with a point and shoot.
I used a Casio Exilim EX-Z8, which does have seven-x optical zoom in a tiny little body with manual controls. But, it only allows the iso to go up to 800 in manual mode and the focus can be finicky.

Aaron Coffeen.
Vampire Weekend

A panorama stich of the main stage.

Dead Mau5



Comedian Patton Oswalt

Public Enemy

Massive Attack





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If you didn’t attend the Hope For Honduras — Battle of the Bands Benefit Concert this year, then you missed out. The event featured many talented WWU students playing a variety of delicious sounds. Donations to the concert went to benefit the WWU Chapter of Engineers Without Borders for their project to build and repair a school in Honduras.

Julian Weller.








Brett Jackson.




The John Lubke Trio









Kayla Schroetlin.



















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