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: 9. Shooting JPEGs

Common Music Photography Mistakes: 9. Shooting JPEGs

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Dark venues and stage lights are a recipe for high contrast images and you should shoot raw files rather than JPEGs to make the most of your camera’s dynamic range.

Common Music Photography Mistakes: 9. Shooting JPEGs

Raw file. Raw files give you much more data to work with so you can recover more from the highlights or shadows if you need to

Using raw format will enable you to capture the widest tonal range possible and you can always boost contrast in the processing if you want, it’s usually more successful than reducing contrast.

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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