Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Choosing your position

Ray Charles Notre Dame, IN 1994

I almost always position myself at a 45 degree angle to the performer for several reason's. First of all, it's most flattering for the artist. Your creating a portrait so use the principles you would for shooting portraiture. Secondly it places the microphone to the side of the face. Shots of an artist eating a mic rarely get published. Another advantage is that an artist typically pulls away from the mic at the end of a phrase. This is the moment when their most likely to throw an expression to band members. Expression's are your money shot's! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Art of Concert Photography

This site is dedicated to sharing what I've learned over the past thirty years as an award winning photojournalist. My blog will feature professional tips, examples of my work and helpful resources. I hope to both educate and inspire photographer's to take their craft to a higher level.  Your participation and feed back will be crucial to this blogs success.