Entering the world of photography can be quite intimidating. When I began dreaming up the idea of touring as a photographer over six years ago, I had no idea where to begin or who would be willing to give me advice. There are so many lessons I have learned along the way and I’m excited to share them with all of the up and coming photographers out there who have dreams of touring the world - or help the workflow of those who already are!
— Ashley Osborn


Tour Photography 101

In her workshops, Ashley will go over a variety of aspects as to what it means to be a tour photographer and how to become one. She will cover topics including how to market yourself, the gear she uses, to how to handle yourself with bands and venues and how to form important artist relationships. This is a perfect opportunity to ask your questions and learn how to to achieve your goals within tour photography! 


Follow Your Creative Passion w/ Ashley Osborn and Lindsey Byrnes (Pomona Pop Up Workshop) 

Making a career out of your creative passions is something that takes hard work and determination. Ashley Osborn and Lindsey Byrnes are two young photographers that have been able to make a living while following their dreams. This workshops is a conversation about developing your skills and applying them to your profession. Whether you have questions about how to get your foot in the door or just want to see if you're headed in the right direction Ashley and Lindsey will be hosting this special pop up workshop at the Pomona, CA date of the Vans Warped Tour. 

Buy tickets: August 7: Pomona, CA

“I’m excited to teach in Pomona with Ashley because she is such a great photographer and inspires me. Meeting new photographers who want to learn, often actually ends up teaching me things too and helps me to look at different aspects of photography as a passion and a career”
— Lindsey Byrnes

Lindsey Byrnes creates a diverse tableau of portraiture infused with color and personality. She started out shooting her fellow degenerates in the California skate scene while working at Thrasher, Slap and Juxtapoz. Her humble beginnings naturally evolved into the music world, shooting artists such as Moby, Tegan and Sara, FUN, Paramore, Scarlett Johansson and for publications like Billboard, Kerrang, Alternative Press, Rolling Stone and Esquire. 
Curious and enthralled by her surroundings, Lindsey draws splashes of light and humor into her images. 
Although she has spent most of her life in California, she gets asked at least once a week, “So, when did you move from New York?” 

Ashley Osborn is a self-taught photographer based out of Chicago, IL. She strives to capture the most genuine form of emotion through various creative outlets and holds a passion for documentary and lifestyle photography.

Since picking up her first DSLR in 2010, she has photographed over 1,000 artists, notable festivals across the country and has toured the world alongside notable acts such as Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce the Veil, PVRIS, Issues and more. This will be her seventh year photographing the Vans Warped Tour and third summer completing the tour.





A group photo will be taken at every TEI Workshop. Photos will be uploaded to thinktei.com/warpedtour sorted by city and will be available for download and posting. Please tag us! @thinktei #thinktei

TEI Workshops are group educational experiences.  The workshops are not structured for meet and greets, autograph signings, or individual photo opportunities with Gurus. Please be respectful of these guidelines. A separate Vans Warped Tour ticket is needed to attend the workshop (buy here).

Photo credit:
Headshot shot by Casey Lee