Shooting Bands In America's Live Music Capital Is as Badass as It Sounds


Austin's the answer! The capital of Texas is also a capital of live music, and home to enough promising bands to fill its endless rows of it's-a-miracle-the-neighbors-don't-complain music venues on a nightly basis. It's also where we sent photographer Diana Levine for the latest installment of our Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge. So if you tweet-guessed the right answer, you could have won an Ultrabook™ (as well as the satisfaction of being right).

When Diana arrived in Austin, she got to work documenting the town's maniacal music scene. Her goal: To find one lucky band in need of an album cover, and to give it to them. So she called up some friends in the music industry until one put her in touch with local rock stars My Jerusalem.

When Diana shoots on location, she uses a laptop to zoom in on her shots' details and to show them off to clients. But if she's hopping to multiple locations in the same day, carrying a laptop-lugger in addition to her camera rig can be mighty exhausting. Because her Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ was forget-about-it sleek, she could slip it into her existing camera bag. And its longer-lasting battery life meant she could shoot all day without taking a charging break.


Of course, this isn't the end of Diana's Austin adventure. Head on over to Gawker on September 18, when she'll be taking her turn in the comments, ready to answer anything and show off more musically inclined shots.

Remember: We've still got three more Ultrabooks™ to give away. And the next one will be going out real soon...

Seth Porges is a New York-based writer, editor, on-air commentator, and entrepreneur.

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