How to photograph bands in low light, by top pro Christie Goodwin

christie goodwin music photography low light tips - 2Cellos at the Royal Albert Hall in London, 2017
2Cellos at the Royal Albert Hall in London, 2017 (Image credit: © Christie Goodwin)

Live music photographer Christie Goodwin has shot some of the world's biggest international music acts, including Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Nick Cave, Katy Perry and many, many more. 

Traditionally one of the hardest types of photography to break into, shooting live music is a test of stamina as well as being technically challenging. 

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Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine, and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for over 20 years, and on various point-and-shoot models for years before that. 

Working alongside professional photographers for many years as a jobbing journalist gave Niall the curiosity to also start working on the other side of the lens. These days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, and he also enjoys dabbling with studio still life. 

On the site you will see him writing photographer profiles, asking questions for Q&As and interviews, reporting on the latest and most noteworthy photography competitions, and sharing his knowledge on website building.