MU­SI­CAL CHAL­LENGES

Higgs dis­cusses the hur­dles that mu­sic pho­tog­ra­phers will face

Digital Photograper - - Master Music Photography -

Few pho­tog­ra­phy en­vi­ron­ments are as chal­leng­ing as the live gig. Your job as a mu­sic pho­tog­ra­pher is to cap­ture fast­mov­ing and of­ten un­pre­dictable sub­jects, in less than per­fect and con­stantly chang­ing light­ing con­di­tions. this pushes both your ex­per­tise and gear to its lim­its. hav­ing equip­ment that you know can cope with this tricky en­vi­ron­ment and that you’re fa­mil­iar with takes away a lot of the stress, while with ex­pe­ri­ence, you’ll grow to learn the kind of shoot­ing an­gles and set­tings that tend to work best for amaz­ing images. As you stop wor­ry­ing about the ba­sics as much, you’ll be more alert to what’s hap­pen­ing around you and will de­velop an instinct for what’s about to hap­pen next. As that gui­tarist starts to step up onto the drum kit, be­fore long, you’ll be fo­cused and ready for his leap into the air with­out even need­ing to stop to think about it.

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