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 Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.


Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.


Nikon 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 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.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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