If I were to describe concert photography in one word, that would definitely be timing. Both good and bad timing will greatly determine whether or not you'll get your money shot. You have to be ...Read More
If I were to describe concert photography in one word, that would definitely be timing. Both good and bad timing will greatly determine whether or not you'll get your money shot. You have to be at the right place, at the right time.
This project needed 101% concentration and a study of the artist as you have to almost, just almost, predict his or her next move. Another technique highly utilized in such cases is known as "burst" - this basically means, you don't have time to take a photo and immediately look at it, you just keep pressing that shutter button (a burst), and then, go through the images later. This ensures you essentially don't miss not even a single piece of the action.
Obviously, some shots won't be so appealing, some will be completely blurry and whatever other wrong thing that could possibly go wrong in a photo. But, you'd rather have a not-so-good shot (which can be fixed), than no shot at all.
I did not have earplugs; and this is one of the most crucial things you ought to have during any concert, lest your ears bleed (in the extreme case) or go home with an overly sensitive ear, like myself. And extremely painful and sensitive my left ear was indeed. All in all though, I went home with even more than I'd expected; photos to show, lessons learnt and an experience never to forget. The project was worthwhile, and for that I'm grateful.