Concert and Live Music Photography: Pro Tips from the Pit


Concert and Live Music Photography: Pro Tips from the Pit If you ve ever wanted to take dynamic and vibrant digital photos of your favorite band in concert, but aren t sure how to tackle such obstacles as approaching the stage, tricky lighting situations, or even what equipment to use, then look no further Concert and Live Music Photographyis a comprehensive guide to shooting live music performances, providing you with the right information on equipment, camera settings, composition, and post processing to get the best out of each performance shot J Dennis Thomas, whose work has appeared in such magazines as Rolling Stone, SPIN, and Country Weekly, shares tips on lighting, common problems, etiquette, and recommended camera settings for shooting in a variety of different venues, including clubs, bars, outdoor concerts, theatres, stadiums, and arenas He also explains how to get the right credentials to get you closer to each performance Jam packed with over photos from today s top concerts, this book will not only give you the information you need to start taking rockin photos of your favorite musicians, but will spark your creativity when you re anticipating the next shot For the on the go photographer, a cool companion website features additional tips, venue troubleshooting, and an equipment checklist when you need to think on your feet while running to another gig

  • Hardcover
  • Concert and Live Music Photography: Pro Tips from the Pit
  • J. Dennis Thomas
  • 27 September 2018
  • 0240820649

About the Author: J. Dennis Thomas

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10 thoughts on “Concert and Live Music Photography: Pro Tips from the Pit

  1. Wolf Knickers Wolf Knickers says:

    I ve been doing big name concert photography professionally for some months I bought this book soon after starting out in this field when I was shooting mostly in pubs and small venues in the hopes that it would provide solid, in depth information, particularly with regards to processing photos which are often overexposed in a single colour channel or require extensive colour work to get a natural feel The problem is that the book is filled with a lot of frankly not particularly helpful waffle, and most chapters needlessly repeat information from previous ones If you removed the repeated info, this book would probably be half its length Further, I don t understand the necessity to repeatedly explain basic photographic concepts like shutter speed, ISO and aperture when people who are shooting gigs are likely to already have a good understanding of these.I guess this book may be useful to someone who has just bought their very first camera and has an ambition to learn concert photography, but for anyone who already knows how to use a camera and is looking for very in depth information for techniques on processing punchy, publication ready images, you re not going to learn much here I daresay many of the photos used to illustrate the book are not particularly impressive either although it s fair to point out there are also many great photos but in the art world, we say you re as good as your worst work, tending to assume that the good ones are flukes when they re accompanied by ones of lesser quality.Additionally, at the risk of coming across as a terrible pedant, I couldn t help but notice numerous grammar and spelling mistakes throughout This gives a very poor impression.

  2. R. Reffin R. Reffin says:

    I ve taken a few gig photos in the past and received just enough positive feedback that I decided I wanted to know how to do it properly I bought this book and was glad I did The range of advice given is excellent, from how to shoot in small, badly lit venues, to large stadiums, through how to get into the photographers pit and all the way to guidance on how to post process your photos I read it cover to cover in a couple of days and plan to have a re read soon There are plenty of excellent photos to have a look at and each photo had an overview of the camera kit and settings used to learn from The book is very well written but it wasn t until I saw one of his photos that looked familiar that I realised that I already owned another of his books the Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide so I suppose that make me a fan Update I still find myself referring to this book on occassion in fact I did so this morning

  3. mariahilff.de Customer mariahilff.de Customer says:

    Great product

  4. mandy wheatcroft mandy wheatcroft says:

    This is a top class photographer whose book is an inspiration, I d never come across any of his work before reading this book, his photo s speak a thousand words, and he has captured a new angle to live music photography, I can t wait to grab my camera and get to work at the next live gig

  5. Dr Erica Cini Dr Erica Cini says:

    Love it Great present

  6. trish lee trish lee says:

    The young lady that received this book was thrilled with it and it gave her plenty of tips Thank you

  7. siscu69 siscu69 says:

    Segun mi experiencia en este tipo de fotograf a, puedo decir que ofrece una guia muy ajustada sobre lo que es este mundo de la fotograf a de conciertos, si te quieres dedicar a ello aqu encontraras todo lo que necesitas saber, pero en ingl s.

  8. barbara barbara says:

    Esattamente ci che stavo cercando Al tempo stesso semplice e fruibile, ma anche esaustivo Utile per chi alle prime armi e cerca consigli e indicazioni.

  9. Breah Dent Breah Dent says:

    Item was pristine when it arrived I bought the book for the content and was impressed with how thorough it was.

  10. Mr. Laurent Burnier Mr. Laurent Burnier says:

    Pas mal de bons conseils, de belles photos avec les EXIFS qui permettent de bien illustrer les propos Un bel ouvrage recommander pour ceux qui veulent se mettre la photo de concert

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