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Tips & Advice For New Concert Photographers

Pitbull performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 22, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Last week, I turned to Twitter to ask my fellow music photographers what advice they would give to new concert photographers. Here's are some of the best selections on advice for those new to photographing concerts and bands.

Great Tips & Advice for New Music Photographers

Here's my original tweet:

In no particular order, here are some of the best responses I received. (Don't see some critical advice? Add it in the comments at the end of this post!)

To see the complete list of responses, check out my original tweets asking for advice here:

Anything to add? Give us your advice in the comments section!

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D750:
I use two Nikon D750 for my live music photography. Amazing high ISO performance in a compact body with tons of pro features.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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  1. Shannon

    I’ve seen photogs act as if they’re more important than the others in the pit. I don’t care if you’re shooting for a small blog, your shots are no less important than mine and I’ll make sure to get/stay out of your way when you’re trying to get that shot. Common courtesy goes a long way!

  2. sistasuga

    Those were great replies! I love shooting concerts and have only experienced shooting from a so called “pit” on a couple of occasions, and I have to say it was intimidating. Otherwise, I shoot from the audience; I’m a photography enthusiast and music fan first…


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