Hey, what’s up? I´m Matthias Hombauer.
I used to study molecular biology. When I started my Ph.D. thesis in 2008 I still believed that one day I could win the Nobel prize. However, four years later, my work left me frustrated and depressed.
Unhappy with my life, I decided to follow my two passions – music and photography – and become a Rockstar photographer.
It turned out that following my impulse was the best thing to ever happen to me. Since then it´s been an unbelievable journey – working with artists such as Iggy Pop and The Prodigy; being published on album covers and tour posters, as well as a regular contributor for international magazines/blogs such as Rolling Stone Magazine, The Huffington Post and Peta Pixel: advising people at workshops, exhibiting my music pictures and traveling around the world as a tour photographer.
It´s hard to imagine that, without having any professional training in photography, I went from being an absolute beginner to shooting for the most famous alternative bands on this planet. Following my advice here, and being passionate about the things that you love the most, will get you to places you have never dreamed of.
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- How do I start my career as Rockstar Concert Photographer?
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even when I am a beginner on a budget?
- What camera settings should I use in front of the stage to get the kick ass shots?
- How do I get press accreditation to shoot my favorite bands?
- How do I reach the “next” level to become a professional music photographer?
- How do I earn money in the music industry?
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In less than a few months I've gone from photographing people i barely know to people i have idolised since i was a child. Matthias, you haven given me more than i could ever give back!!! It has changed my career for the better!! You have no idea how happy and thankful I am!!
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