Posts Tagged ‘concert’

Richard Crawley Tells the Incredible Story Behind His Iconic Photo of Mick Jagger

In some cases, it seems like the stars align, the sea parts and the universe itself conspires to help you get the perfect shot. That’s sort of what happened to photographer Richard Crawley when he attended a Rolling Stones concert in the 1970s and wound up with the most famous shot he would ever take. Read more…

Music Festival Bans Photography, Asks Attendees to do the Enforcing

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There have been several stories lately of musicians banning photography and asking fans to keep their cell phones in their pockets and enjoy the show. Most recently, Prince’s “purple rules” had security guards at The City Winery in NYC snatching phones in mid-air and kicking people out.

The Unsound music festival taking a larger scale (though less aggressive) approach: festival organizers have banned photography and filming festival-wide, and are asking that festival attendees be the ones to do the enforcing. Read more…

Prince Joins Increasing Number of Artists Banning Photography at their Concerts

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It’s become a pattern with musicians lately. In an attempt to force people to actually experience the concert they’re attending, many musicians are banning photography at their shows outright. In the past, we shared messages put up by the bands She & Him, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Savages, all of whom are kindly asking concert goers to put away their darn cell phones.

The latest musician to join in is Prince, who posted a sign titled “Purple Rules” at a recent surprise show in New York City, forbidding photography, videography and even cell phones in general. Read more…

The HP Photoball: A Crowd Surfing Beach Ball with a Camera and WiFi Built In

The crowd surfing blow up ball at a concert isn’t a new idea, but late last year HP and Almap BBDO took it in a new direction. As part of HPs “Making Memories Last” campaign, the company fit one of the massive concert beach balls with a high-definition camera and WiFi antenna. Read more…

What It’s Like to Photograph Concerts at Warped Tour

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I got a chance to photograph for Warped Tour this year, and wanted to share about my experiences and takeaways with you. I was actually quite lucky to get the job. It started off with an email to the media director of Warped Tour, followed by having to fill out this media request form. From there, I just had to wait a few days for them to verify everything, check out my portfolio, and get a confirmation email literally 12 hours before the show started.
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Beyoncé Tells Fan at Concert to ‘Put that D*mn Camera Down’

Musician Beyoncé has a love/hate relationship with the camera; or maybe it’s a hate/hate relationship. Regardless, her views on the subject came out at a recent show in Atlanta where the singer — who has gone so far as to ban pro photography entirely — told a fan to “Put that D**n Camera Down.” Read more…

Zooey Deschanel the Latest Musician to Impose Anti-Photo Policy

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Zooey Deschanel is the latest performer to weigh in on concert etiquette, with signs posted at concerts by the actress/singer’s indie pop act She & Him asking fans to ditch their cameraphones and refrain from snapping photos.
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Beyonce Photoshopped Into Starvation for Latest Ad Campaign

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Mystery solved: Beyonce is so riled up about restricting photographer access because she’s hell-bent on projecting an image somewhere between “Photoshopped” and “impossible.”

That’s the impression from the the pop star’s latest ad campaign, in which she sports body proportions that make her look like she stepped straight from a U.N. refugee camp into a Paris couture salon.
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GoPro Mounted on DSLR Shows What It’s Like to Photograph a Live Concert

Want to experience what it’s like to shoot a live concert? Montreal, Canada-based concert photographer Pierre Bourgault wants to show you. When he recently had the opportunity to photograph a performance by the band Dead To Me, Bourgault decided to strap a Gopro camera to the top of his DSLR. The video above is what resulted.
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After Unflattering Viral Photos, Beyonce Now Banning Pro Photographers

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How do you solve the problem of professional concert photographers snapping unflattering photos of you during your live shows? One way is to ban them completely, and that’s exactly what Beyonce is doing with her latest concert tour. Policies like hers may be growing in popularity among artists who want to control their image, but the policy is still causing quite a hoopla.
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