MASTER MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY
DISCOVER THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SHOOT IMPRESSIVE MUSIC CAPTURES THAT WILL TRULY STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
Learn how to set your gig snaps apart from others’ and overcome the hurdles in this incredibly competitive genre
Music photography is one of the most challenging genres, as it is impossible to control the environment. You will have no control over the lighting and won’t know what you will be faced with until the music starts; you might not be able to choose your position, and you certainly won’t be able to direct the subjects into the perfect poses. Music photographers have to be able to adapt to the situation and think on the spot.
Although what happens during the concert will be entirely unpredictable, photographing a concert successfully still requires planning and preparation. turning up to a gig with a bag full of gear without much prior thought would be a huge mistake – you don’t want to be fumbling around with settings and kit while the event unfolds in front of you. however, you’ll never be able to re-create the exact feel and pace of a concert from home, so there will always be a little on-thespot learning. the key to professional-looking imagery is planning and knowledge mixed in with a bit of practice.
Over the next few pages you will discover all you need to know in order to skilfully capture a concert. Make sure you take the right kit along with you, and know how to keep it safe. Learn key editing skills, as well as expert tips and techniques to help you develop your own style and take your music photography to the next level.
CAPTURE THE ATMOSPHEREthe key to good music photography is being able to successfully capture the spiritand essence of the gig