11 music photography mistakes everyone always makes (and how to avoid them)

11 music photography mistakes everyone always makes (and how to avoid them)

Common Music Photography Mistakes: 10. Spare cards not ready

Our professional photographer's recommended gear: fast memory cards

If you’ve only got three songs during in which you can photograph the Rolling Stones you don’t want spend an entire song rummaging around in your bag trying to find a memory card.

And once you find it, you don’t want to waste even more time checking that it’s not got any important images on it and formatting it.

You need to be prepared well before the band comes on.

Make sure that your memory cards are formatted and easy to access so you can swap to a new one in a flash.

Also, check the status of your camera’s battery and if it’s not fully charged, swap to another that is.

Common Music Photography Mistakes: 1. Shutter speed too slow
Common Music Photography Mistakes: 2. Using flash
Common Music Photography Mistakes: 3. Focus problems
Common Music Photography Mistakes: 4. Exposing for the lights
Common Music Photography Mistakes: 5. Mic or mic stand in the way
Common Music Photography Mistakes: 6. Shadows problems
Common Music Photography Mistakes: 7. Up-the-nose shots
Common Music Photography Mistakes: 8. Subject too small in the frame
Common Music Photography Mistakes: 9. Shooting JPEGs
Common Music Photography Mistakes: 10. Spare cards not ready
Common Music Photography Mistakes: 11. Failure to edit

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