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Concert and Live Music Photography from Focal Press is a comprehensive examination of what it takes to get the kind of concert shots that set you apart from the guy sitting in row twenty. The book discusses subjects such as getting close to stage, lighting problems, equipment, composition, exposure and some topics you might not consider such as concert etiquette. And the book is not limited to large venues such as Madison Square Garden. Mr. Thomas discusses small, intimate shooting in clubs that entail their own specific challenges.
With over 160 photos, you'll find this work inspiring so that when you go to your next concert, you'll be aware of the problems facing you and know how to solve them. There's a companion web site with tips, tricks and techniques that will come in handy.
Chapter 1: Gear
Chapter 2: The Basics
Chapter 3: Clubs, bars, and small venues
Chapter 4: Outdoor Concerts
Chapter 5: Theaters
Chapter 6: Stadiums, Arenas, and Amphitheaters
Chapter 7: Backstage and Offstage
Chapter 8: Etiquette
Chapter 9: Composition and Framing tips
Chapter 10: Editing your photos
Chapter 11: Credentials & Marketing