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All Access Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography

ISBN-10: 1118172906

ISBN-13: 9781118172902

Edition: 2012

Authors: Alan Hess

List price: $42.95
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Advice, inspiration, and insight for taking remarkable concert photosConcert photography poses a unique set of challenges to photographers, including night or low-light, inconsistent stage lighting, a moving subject matter, limitations on vantage point, complex exposure situations, and no chance for re-takes. Compounded with those hurdles is a lack of resources on this subject?until now. All Access: Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography fills this gap and provides you with all the information you need to know, from choosing the right gear and camera settings to negotiating rights to publish or share photos as well as how to best edit your photos in post-production.Reveals essential techniques and valuable best practices for dealing with the unique challenges of concert photographyFeatures more than 200 stunning concert photographs to inspire you and illustrate the tips and techniques the author describesWritten by experienced author and well-known concert photographer Alan HessAll Access: Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography is an ideal resource if you are determined to learn the skills necessary to capture clear, well-composed, and professional-level concert photos.
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction
Concert Photography Rocks: Capturing the Thrill of the Show
Picture a Musical Journey
It's Who You Know
Be Ready for the Pressure
It's a Balancing Act
On the Cover of Rolling Stone...
Pro Tip: Billy Morrison...
Your Ticket to Shoot: Getting Credentials and Handling Releases
Who to Ask...
What You Want
When to Ask.
Why You?
The Request
The Photo Release
Follow Up with Thanks
Pro Tip: Dennis McNally
Pro Tip: Heidi Ellen Robinson-Fitzgerald
Pit Rules: Behaving like a Pro
The Players
The Photo Pit
Soundboard Shoots
Shooting from the Crowd
Pro Tip: Allen Ross Thomas
Pro Tip: Maile Hatfield
Oh the Gear: Working with the Best Camera and Lenses for Your Job
Camera
Lenses
Flash
Pro Tips: Scott Diussa
Lights Out: Exposure Basics for Concert Shooters
Measuring light
Metering Modes
Proper Exposure
Exposure Settings
Exposure Modes
Focus Modes
White Balance
All Together
Pro Tips: Drew Gurian
In the Spotlight: Composing Hot Shots for Live Music
Focus
Timing
Emotion
Background
Guitars
Drums
Keyboards
Vocals
Group Shots
Pro Tip: Hali McGrath
The Bar Scene: Photographing Music in Bars
Working with Bad Light
Choosing Exposure Settings
Pushing the ISO: What's Too High?
Using the Flash
Composition
Pro Tip: Bob Minkin
Club Level: Shooting at Larger Local Venues
Professional Behavior
Lighting
Photo Pit
Room Work
Experiment
Exposure Settings
Fast Glass
Pro Tip: Susana Millman
Rock the Halls: Bigger and Brighter Venues
Great Light
Camera Settings
Work the Room
Shoot Outside
The Lighting Director
Pro Tip: Anthony "Groove" Pirrone
Rock Spectacle: Working the Big Shows
Lovely Light
Limits!
Camera Settings
Stand-Out Shots
Pro Tip: Charles Jischke
An All-Day Party: Shooting Festivals
Comfortable Shoes
Picks
Changing Exposures
The Press Tent
Surviving the Day
Pro Tip: Chelsea Lauren
Backstage Pass: Getting Behind the Scenes
Shooting from the Stage
Sound Check
Shooting Backstage
Trust
Pro Tip: Jay Blakesberg
Show Variety: Different Types of Bands
JamBands
Country
Jazz
Rock and Roll
Heavy Metal
Rap/DJ
Pro Tip: Brad Moore
More Cowbells: Handling Post Production
File Types: JPEG and RAW
Workflow Overview
Import Images
First Sort
Lightroom
Photoshop
Black and White Images
Show your Best
Pro Tip: Mark Karan
Accessories
Camera Bags
Memory Cards
Earplugs
Business Cards
Monopod
Credential Holder
Batteries
Battery Grip
Camera Strap
Lens Cleaning Kit
Flashlight
Copyright
Register your Images
Why Register
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Resources
Index