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: 5. Mic or mic stand in the way

Common Music Photography Mistakes: 5. Mic or mic stand in the way

Sometimes stuff gets in the way

Microphones are an essential bit of kit for a musician, but they can be a real pain for a music photographer as they often seem to litter the stage and clutter up the scene or block your view.

Try to find an angle where you can see and shoot through any stands, or wait until your subject moves away from them.

It’s often best to shoot from the side rather than directly in-front to see more of the singer behind the mic.

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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