Concert Photography

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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.

Lesson 1 : Introduction and Solo Acoustic Artist
Lesson 2 : Cameras and Lenses
Lesson 3 : Solo Acoustic Artist, Part 2
Lesson 4 : Camera Settings
Lesson 5 : Photo Pit Etiquette
Lesson 6 : The 3 Song Rule
Lesson 7 : Celtic Rock Band
Lesson 8 : What to Pack in Your Gear Bag
Lesson 9 : Acoustic Duo, Part 1
Lesson 10 : Packing Cameras and Lenses
Lesson 11 : Acoustic Duo, Part 2
Lesson 12 : Photo Passes
Lesson 13 : Metal Band, Part 1
Lesson 14 : Shooting Styles
Lesson 15 : Metal Band, Part 2
Lesson 16 : Making a Living

Meet The Instructors | Alan Hess & Scott Diussa

Alan Hess

Alan Hess

Alan is a commercial photographer specializing in concert and live-event photography. 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 the images of the first three songs. Alan is currently the house photographer for a large concert venue in Southern California.

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Scott Diussa

Scott Diussa

Scott Diussa is a photographer, teacher, musician, traveler, and part-time writer. His photographic background started with weddings, portraits, and architectural photography but quickly changed to teaching photography at the Disney Institute at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. From there he joined the Nikon "family" and is currently the Manager of Nikon Professional Services and Training.

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