Richard Bolwell, Author at How To Become A Rockstar Photographer

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6 Top Ten Concert Photography Etiquette Tips

Top Ten Concert Photography Etiquette Tips

Top Ten Concert Photography Etiquette Tips While photographing concerts and events can be fun and challenging, there are some things that you need to keep in mind as a first time shooter that will make your life easier when you are shooting. There are also things that some of the more seasoned photographers might forget. […]

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The Three Song Rule

The Three Song Rule You might have heard of the three song rule. First three songs, no flash! But what exactly is the three song rule? Who came up with the concept and what can you do as concert photographer to make the photo pit experience a great one. Background The 3 Song Rule was […]

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Concert Photography Action Shots

How to Portray Concert Photography Action Shots Bringing out the action of a concert requires a mix of technical and compositional skills as well as an ability to predict and plan for key moments. This article aims to get you started by introducing you to settings, techniques and subjects that will help you get the […]

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Photography of Musical Instruments

Why would you photograph instruments at a concert? This is a good question. You’re at a concert to photograph the artist or band, not to take pretty photos of guitars, drums and microphones. However, photography of musical instruments can be of benefit if you do a good job and share it on social media sites. […]

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Small Venue Concert Photography

So you’re a photographer attempting to get into gig photography? The best way is to start out in small venues. 3 Tips for Small Venue Concert Photography We are all dreaming of breaking into those bigger venues. However, for now, shooting in smaller, more cramped spaces is what will allow us to be more creative […]

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Music Photographer Logo

The Music Photography Logo If you plan to shoot concerts and rockstars for anything other than your own enjoyment, you need to be thinking about how you will show your work and take it to the next level. Therefore a music photographer logo is a must have if you want to stand out.

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Point & Shoot Camera for Concert Photography

A small, compact point & shoot camera with the ability to operate well in low-light situations can be your best friend at a concert. It stores easily in a small bag or pocket allowing you to take it anywhere. We’ve all seen a sea of people holding their phones in the air at concerts, trying […]

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Concert Photography Manual Focus

When should you use manual focus in rockstar photography? One of the settings I recommend is to use spot metering and place your subject in the center of the frame, so that a half press on the shutter button focuses with the autofocus points set up in your camera, prior to fully depressing the shutter […]

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Music Photography Career

Is it possible to have a music photography career? Absolutely! You see the results everywhere. There are photographers who capture images for rockstars to use on their websites, social media, album covers, and merchandise. They also shoot for publication in print for magazines, books, concert posters, concert flyers, concert booklets, and billboards. How exciting is […]

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