Concert Photography By Alan Hess

Duration
2 hr 2 min
Lessons
16
Difficulty Difficulty Difficulty
Expert

There are many challenges to shooting concerts. Photographers have to deal with variable lighting conditions, moving subjects, tight spaces, and a limited time to get the shots they need. Concert photographers Scott Diussa and Alan Hess share some of what they have learned during their years of experience. They talk about their choices for camera gear, their shooting styles, how to anticipate shots, how to get a photo pass and signing releases, working around obstructions, lighting considerations, and the importance of shooting in spot-metering mode. The bad news is that it’s tough to make a living as a concert photographer, but both of these instructors agree, it is a very rewarding hobby as a photographer.

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Alan Hess

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Alan Hess is a San Diego-based commercial photographer specializing in concert and live-event photography. He has photographed hundreds of concerts three songs at a time. From small club shows to big arenas, Alan enjoys the fast pace of shooting on the fly, the rush of the house lights going down, and the drive to capture the "show" in th...

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    1. Profile photo of csi csi

      I really like this video. watched it a few times and take notes. I also signed up for the pre-con workshop hoping to get more than what this video is offering. I just want to make sure if you guys are expanding the workshop beyond this video. I’m a newbie trying to find my comfort zone in terms of which kind of photography should I be focusing. Thank you!

    2. Profile photo of waltersedward waltersedward

      This course was to the point and concise. I really learned a lot and will take a lot from this learning session. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    3. Profile photo of Gunhackx Gunhackx

      I really like this course. I like it because it is well explained and also show you the results. Only one thing about one of the guys. The guy with the black (flat) t-shirt is really nervous but he looks to do an excellent job as well. Keep it up guys. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    4. Profile photo of Catherine Martin Catherine Martin

      This workshop on Concert Photography was incredibly helpful for me. I especially loved the help with metering and exposure in the kind of lighting environment unique to concerts. I had just been shooting a worship concert venue and wanted to get better at it, with more crisp and clear shots. Now I understand the challenges more and this help is invaluable. Thanks so much for all the good training. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    5. Profile photo of 772796 772796

      EXCELLENT!! The best course ever. I found the answer for every question I had. It shows that photographers are masters and great teachers. Only great photographers can be great teachers, and teach photography. Excellent choice! —- Yes, please post my feedback

    6. Profile photo of Ray Warren Ray Warren

      I just wanted to come back and say that I recently watched this a second time before going out and photographing a friend’s band. Despite the the very poor venue lighting, I followed the advice in this course (including shooting in manual) and achieved great results. Thanks guys! —- Yes, please post my feedback

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