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: 11. Failure to edit

Common Music Photography Mistakes: 11. Failure to edit

Select your best shots and process them carefully

When you’re at the mercy of changing lights and subjects that move erratically it makes sense to switch your camera to continuous autofocus and continuous shooting mode.

However, the downside of this can be that you wind up with lots of shots, and many of them maybe similar.

As you hone your music photography skills you’ll start to become more particular about when you press the shutter release and for how long.

Having lots of good images isn’t a problem, but if you’re showing your images to bands, venues or promoters in the hope of getting more access you should be very selective about the images that you put in your portfolio.

They won’t thank you if you show than long sequences of images that are very similar, or huge collections of the same event.

A photographer who shows just ten great images will be held in much higher regard than one that shows ten great images mixed in with 90 mediocre shots.

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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