Shooting photography and videography at concerts is something that every professional media production company should try at least once. There’s nothing quite like being surrounded by music, and getting the best shots of the band up close.
However, as exciting as shooting live events can be, it can be pretty nerve wracking, especially if it’s your first time shooting these kinds of events. If you mess up, you can’t exactly have the band to perform all over again. For photography, you can take plenty of shots, but for videography, one technical mistake can mess up your entire footage.
Fortunately, shooting concerts can be done successfully, even for a first timer. Here are some photography and videography tips that you can keep in mind when shooting a concert to make sure that you capture all the exciting moments.
Of course, like with any other forms of photography, lighting is one of the most important things that you have to consider. If the concert is being held indoors and at night, you might have difficulty getting the right kind of lighting for the shots you want. Even if you don’t have the perfect lighting that you want, you can use whatever lighting you have to your full advantage. Be creative with your approach.
Mix it up
Don’t be afraid to mix things up when you shoot photography at concerts. Make use of your own personal style when shooting. You’re going to encounter different kinds of challenges at the venue, and you’re going to have to make use of all of your creative skill to make sure that you get good shots.
Take as much photos as you can
Above all else, take as many photos as you can. As a photographer, you should have plenty of backup memory and batteries on the go in case you need to go for long periods of time to shoot. Taking plenty of photos gives you more options to choose from when it comes to post-production, so don’t be picky with your shots, and shoot away.
Research the venue ahead of time
It’s very important that you research the venue ahead of time. This particular tip is helpful for both photography and videography. Checking out the venue ahead of time helps you get a feel for how you’re going to approach your shots.
Keep on recording
Like with photography, never stop recording when shooting video at a concert. It’ll be difficult to sync up the footage during post, which is going to make the editing process more difficult. It’s recommended that you have more than one camera on site, so that you have at least one camera continuously recording.