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The Tour Photographer Workflow

Years on the road with bands and artists have helped me make my workflow as a tour photographer as efficient as possible. This article covers my entire journey getting ready for tour and the tasks I do every day. Here’s how I manage quick photo delivery and safe backups, all while making the most of my time.

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4 Concert Photography Camera and Lens Kits for Beginners

New to concert photography and don't know what camera and lens to buy? Here are 4 kits at different budgets that will get you started as a concert photographer.

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How to Buy and Sell Camera Gear Online

If you're savvy, patient, and know where to look, you can save hundreds by buying used cameras and lenses online. Buying used items from third parties online comes with an additional risk, but I'd like to give you some tips on where to look, how to ask a fair price, and how to safely buy and sell items.

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Inexpensive cloud storage for photographers using odrive and Amazon Drive

The best cloud storage for photographers I've found utilizes Amazon Drive and odrive to give you unlimited cloud photo storage and local sync at the least expensive price I've found for backup services.

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Camera Settings for Concert Photography Beginners

Dialing in the right settings for concert photography is a challenge, but this guide for beginners will tell you how to adjust your camera's settings up your camera for the best results at shows.

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Back Button Focus: What It Is and Why You Need to Learn It

Back button focus allows you to gain unprecedented control over your camera when photographing moving objects. Let me teach you how it works and why you need to start using it.

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The Tour Photographer Checklist: Everything You Didn't Know You Needed

If you're headed out on your first gig as a tour photographer, there's a lot you won't know. I wanted to highlight the things I can't live without as a tour or travel photographer on the road.

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Concert Photography Jobs: How to make money Shooting Music

Concert photography jobs are tough to find, but work as a music photographer does exist. There are a few main types of work that most photographers in the industry make income from.

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Editing Concert and low-light Photos in Lightroom

Editing low light photos like those from concerts provides a unique challenge, as you often have to deal with excess noise from ramped up ISO settings, motion blur from movement, extremely underexposed and overexposed photos from changing lighting conditions, and missed focus as a result of subjects moving quickly across the stage. In this video tutorial I'll try to address the issues I encounter.

 

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Improved Tour Photographer Workflow

Your Lightroom catalog, backups, and access to your archives will be manageable if you're diligent about your workflow and are consistent every day. It's a lot of work but your photos are important, not only to your client but to you as well, so take care of them!

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How to Create Value for Yourself as a Music Photographer

There are thousands of aspiring music photographers out there and standing out from the crowd isn't easy. This isn't a tell-all blog post for how to become successful but I wanted to share a few things that helped me get to a place where the bands I work for see me as a valuable asset of their team.

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My Workflow: How to Stay Sane as a Tour Photographer

My workflow is the most important part of being a productive and successful music photographer. I've been working on shaving down my time in front of my computer as much as possible while still producing the best images I can on the road, so here's a detailed guide to my workflow on tour.

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