Recently I got an email from Sarah letting me know that she loves my podcast, but sometimes she feels a bit demotivated and frustrated to hear the stories of all those photographers who started out shooting bands like Guns N Rose or U2.
Even though there are stories like this, I would say 99% of us have to hustle their way up in this industry. Almost everyone started at the very beginning. Shooting unknown bands in small local clubs. It was the same for me and it´s the same for most of us.
Therefore I decided to also invite people from our community to the podcast to share their stories and I hope that motivates everyone out there who is struggling with their concert photography career right now. You’ll see that you don´t need all those contacts right from the start to become a successful concert photographer.
Today’s guest is London based music photographer and friend Nici Eberl. She is a fellow Austrian photographer who moved to London and she was one of the first followers of my project HTBARP.
She too started from scratch and told me “I kept watching the photographers in the photo pit and dreamed of being one of them, but I never felt good enough and was too shy to present my work.”
After following my project for a while and completing my academy “Shooting the Rockstars” her life changed dramatically and she said “After completing Matthias’ training I became the house photographer of the O2 Forum, got published in Kerrang! and had over 300 bands in front of my lens.”
Isn´t this awesome? Most people lack confidence and therefore they don´t even think about trying to become a concert photographer. However, once you remove the border in your head and have an exact step by step plan things will start to change immediately.
If you´re interested to kickstart your career, get more confident and start living your dream too, visit my online academy page Shooting The Rockstars. Sign up for the waiting list, and I’ll send you an email when a new class starts. Cause right now it´s not open to the public,
In this Episode, You’ll Learn
- how Nici started her career in the club scene of London
- how Shooting the Rockstars and the HTBARP community helped Nici to become a successful music photographer
- how to become more confident
- Best Camera for Concert Photography: Canon 5D Mark IV
- Best Lens For Concert Photography: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
- Favorite Record of all time: The Kooks – Insight in / Insight out
- Favorite Music Photographer: Joe Brady, ShotByPhox, Sarah Louise Bennett
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