HTBARP Rockstar Thursday: Michelle Grace Hunder

Rockstar Thursday: Michelle Grace Hunder

What’s your name?

Michelle Grace Hunder

Where are you based?

Melbourne, Australia

What’s your favorite camera for concert photography?

I’m a new adopter of mirrorless in the last few months, so its the Nikon Z6 for me. I’ve only included photos I’ve taken since using this camera as my top 5, and Ive been touring with an artist called Ruel a lot of this year. I’m loving it!

What’s your our favorite lens for concert photography?

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 is pretty versatile

Ruel by Michelle Grace Hunder

Ruel 35mm@ f6.3 1/640 ISO 3200

What’s your number 1 record of all time?

Probably All Eyez on Me by Tupac

If you could have dinner with one person from music history, alive or dead, who would it be?

Tupac

What band is still on your bucket list to take photos of?

Not a band, but would love to shoot Beyonce

Mark Ronson by Michelle Grace Hunde

Mark Ronson 24mm@ @ f7.1 1/160 ISO 10000

What’s your top 3 “Don’ts” of music photography?
  1. Don’t be an asshole.
  2. Don’t post unflattering angles and phots of musicians.
  3. Don’t take what you do for granted, its an utter privilege to be a music photographer
Billie Eilish by Michelle Grace Hunder

Billie Eilish 70mm@f/4 1/2500 ISO 25600

What’s the No.1 Tip you wished you had known when starting out as a music photographer?
Always wear black. You only get called out once, never make that mistake again!
Finneas by Michelle Grace Hunder

Finneas 35mm@f4 1/2500 ISO 32000

What was the coolest story you experienced as a music photographer? 

I was side stage shooting for Lauryn Hill recently, and her stage manager put her headphones on me for a few minutes. It was a direct feed to Lauryns, vocals, isolated. It was absolute heaven on earth.

Why are you a music photographer?

I love capturing the essence and energy of music, documenting a moment in time that will never be again.

Ruel by Michelle Grace Hunder

Ruel 37mm@f4.5 1/160 ISO 2000

What is your biggest dream?

To be respected world wide for my work

Follow Michelle

Website: https://www.michellegracehunder.com

Listen to our interview about being a Hip Hop photographer in Australia

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