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crystal huffman

virginia concert photographer, educator, and content creator

About me

With a decade of experience in photography, I am not intimidated by tight deadlines or challenging locations. My clients include publications, news agencies, publicists, artists, and music labels. Though I call Virginia home, I am no stranger to travel. 


My work in photojournalism and editorial assignments has been featured in numerous print magazines as well as online publications, including Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, CMJ Music, Digital Photo Pro, The Chicago Tribune, Axios, CNN, CNBC, ABC, among others. I’ve also provided promotional content for artists, venues, and sponsors.

I received first place in Digital Photo Pro Magazine’s “Photo of the Year” competition in 2011 and have placed as a finalist in various other credible competitions, including “The Face.”


In 2016, I completed my Master’s degree and accepted a faculty position in the photography program at a local college. I have since covered photography basics, advanced software skills and lighting techniques, but my most notable achievement was restructuring  portfolio and marketing courses to provide my students with a competitive edge in their desired fields, resulting in successful ventures prior to graduation.

My efforts in education has earned the “Best of Virginia Beach” Award for Adult and Continuing Education in 2018 and 2019. 

even my dad likes your photos...and he doesn't even like my band.

- Mike Gombas, Counterfeit Molly



From basement shows to some of the largest festivals in the country, I have proven that my coverage isn’t limited to a certain venue or geographic location. When I am not on assignment, I can usually  be found in the crowd. 


Though I love the challenges in photographing concerts, I have never been able to turn down the chance to get someone in front of the camera. Medium format or DSLR, film or digital, in the studio or on location, I’m not picky.


- wayne coyne, the flaming lips