Bloody hell, we didn’t half open a can of worms! It seems as if everyone, their dog, and their uncle have views on concert photography. Great, of course, but not all of it makes sense. In the past we’ve covered live photography at big and smaller venues, and both of those entries attracted a lot of insightful comments (you may want to go back and re-read the posts and comments, because there really is a lot of good going down there).
One of the better and more structured sets of comments came from Boudist:
You can be technically adept but still take crap photos, the trick is knowing when to click the shutter. Watch the performance for a moment, where is the light on stage? You may have to wait for the performer to move into the light.
My favourite shots are ones that show emotion and energy. Go for a shot when the singer steps away from the mic, you don’t want it obscuring your shot. Try and get one when the singer is “in the moment”, reaching for a high note or gesticulating.
… Who also goes into further depth in a separate article titled “Tips for live music / concert photography : Boudist“. Worth a read!
Making money off your concert photos
Originally, we had a lot of information here on how you could monetize your concert photography, but it all became a bit wieldy. I would strongly recommend you have a look at our seperate writeup on event photography, and our making money off your photos article.
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