Concert Photography Gear to Watch in 2017

It's an excellent time to be a concert photographer, with top camera and lens companies releasing new gear that pushes the envelope for low-light photography. Here's some info about the Canon EOS 6D Mark II and more.

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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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The Best Camera Bag for Shooting Concerts

I found a camera bag last year that blew away every other bag I've used to shoot shows. It's lightweight, easy to access, and perfectly sized to carry everything I need during a show.

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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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Free Portrait Lightroom Preset

Here's a free download of an Adobe Lightroom preset I worked up for a photoshoot a few months ago. The shoot featured some dark, moody images that this portrait preset worked well for, but feel free to use it on whatever you'd like.

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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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The Dangerous Summer - 2013 US Tour (Revisited)

I've been archiving some old photos lately, and came across some good stuff from my first tour. I decided to re-process a couple shots. 

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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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The Used - 15th Anniversary Tour

The Used performed their self-titled album and In Love and Death back-to-back nights at The Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ. I was able to shoot both nights of shows.

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