January 20, 2009
John McMurtrie is in an enviable place for any rock music photographer. As well as being regular shooter for Metal Hammer and Total Guitar, he’s also the official tour photographer for Iron Maiden. John has been kind enough to take a few questions about his work and the role of Lightroom in his work.
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Hi John, thanks for joining us on Lightroom News. Did you get home for Christmas this year?
Absolutely! It is important to keep a balance between work and home life.
You’ve had quite a busy 2008, what would have been the highlights for you?
The Highlight of the year has to be the Iron Maiden tour on their private Boeing 757. 50,000 miles all around the world. Breathtaking locations and getting to listen to the greatest heavy metal band on the planet. On the first leg we went to Australia, south and central america, the US, Japan and India in 45 days. I shot over 35,000 pictures on this part of the tour.