Q102 Jingle Ball in Philadelphia 2012

I have to be honest.  I was sorta dreading shooting the Philly Jingle Ball, as I had come off of a plane about 6 hrs prior to having to leave for Philly.  Be that as it may, you deal, and go take photos.  This was my first time at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and it seemed liked an intimate arena to shoot.

I remember feeling so free when shooting this night.  There weren’t a zillion photographers around me and also there wasn’t much production blocking me in front (not many stage monitors/pyro devices).  So I was able to concentrate on making the most of the good sight lines and try to make some photos.  My favorite performances were by Ed Sheeran and Karmin.  Again though One Republic impressed me.  Joe McCollum did a bang-up job for Q102.

This years performers were:

Justin Bieber

Ed Sheeran

Cher Lloyd

Olly Murs

One Republic

Bridgit Mendler



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