Restricted access, dynamic stage lights, crowded pits, and unpredictable performers are the tough stuff of concert photography. Add in the pressure of knowing there are no second chances to get a missed shot, and you've got a full-blown shooting challenge.
Veteran concert photographer Alan Hess helps you overcome these challenges and capture the energy of a live show. From credentials and gear to camera settings and venue-specific tips, this book covers everything you need to know to capture shots that rock. This manual for concert photography is laced with advice from photographers, band publicists, and musicians. Find out why this is the best job around.
If you've wondered . . .
How to get the right credentials to photograph a concert
What are the do's and don'ts of interacting with venue staff and other photographers at a show
How to deal with colorful stage lights in performance shots
What's the best gear for concert photography
How to get the coveted backstage shots of a band
What it takes to capture concert images that stand apart