Posts Tagged ‘concertphotography’

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…

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…

Shooting a Macklemore Concert from the Pit, POV Video With Photog Commentary

Photographer Jared Polin recently had the opportunity to photograph the musician Macklemore in concert. Fortunately, instead of just shooting the three song set and moving on with his life, he brought his GoPro along to give interested photographers a taste of what it’s like taking photos from the pit at a packed out concert.

He put the above video together afterwards, adding his own commentary to give us some perspective of what exactly was going through his head as he tried to line up the perfect shot. Read more…

Quick Tutorial on Removing Red Fill Light from Concert Photos in Lightroom

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After posting a before-and-after of a concert photo she had taken and edited in Lightroom, photographer Kohl Murdock received several requests to post a tutorial on how exactly she edited it.

The photograph was taken at a Shiny Toy Guns concert and is a great straight on portrait of lead singer Carah Faye Charnow with the exception of the massive amount of red fill light plaguing the snap. This is a common problem with concert photos, and so we’re as glad as everyone else that Murdoch obliged and created the tutorial.
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Photog Who Shot Beatles Concert With a Fake Press Pass Sells the Pics for $45K

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In 1965, amateur photographer Marc Weinstein used a fake press pass to get police to escort him stage-side at the historic Beatles concert in Shea Stadium. Now, almost 50 years later, he has sold all 61 of the images he captured there for a whopping £30,000 (or about $45,500). The story involves a little bit of bravery, a little bit of trickery, and a lot of luck.
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Photogs Boycotting Concerts After Band Asks to Pay Only £1 for All Photo Rights

Music photographers in the UK have organized a boycott of indie band The Stone Roses reunion concerts (to be held this weekend) over a contract that they say is unfairly strict with their image rights. All press and music photographers are familiar with the typical restrictions that come with photographing an event or band, but the Stone Roses have asked the photogs to “assign to the Group, with full title guarantee, all Rights in perpetuity throughout the world…” A request for which the band was going to allegedly pay only £1 according to the first draft of the contract. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Interview with Rock Band Photographer Michael Zagaris

Here’s an inspiring and educational video in which Marc Silber sits down to chat with photographer Michael Zagaris — a man who has had a career as the official shooter for both rock bands (e.g. Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin) and sports teams (e.g. San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A’s).