How to shoot a concert: Part 1 - planning and tips

Featured Monday, 24 August 2015 01:05

In this series I will show you all you need to know to get started in concert and event photography.

From planning, to gear, to shooting and editing tips, Matt will walk you through the process and help you avoid common pitfalls.

Whether you are going in full time, or have been asked to shoot at a friends performance- take the time to research and plan - it will avoid a lot of headaches down the track!

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  • Comment Link Hammond Ogunsola Carter Thursday, 10 September 2015 20:45 posted by Hammond Ogunsola Carter

    Thanks for sharing Matt. I am extremely interested in gear used lenses and lighting as these can be challenging. I will be attending my first fashion show in two weeks and am clueless. I think with events such as concerts and such, location, lighting, lenses and ISO are key.

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  • Comment Link Sally A. Schwartz Thursday, 24 September 2015 05:48 posted by Sally A. Schwartz

    Matt Very Happy that your covering this. I have been shooting Music Concerts since 1999/2000. Loved the fact that you touched on the 1st 3 songs NO Flash shoot policy. Many main acts do not allow you to shoot outside of the Photographers pit. So that is something that should be mentioned. Also please touch on the Photographer's educate regarding sharing space in the pit as well as cross pathing. Many first time Concert shooters are not aware of this. Oh one more thing making friends with security guards is a big plus. They will literally watch your back when the crowd surfers decide to jump into the pit. :D

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