How to photograph a live band

Live music can be a challenge to photograph, especially indoors. There’s a lot of fast, erratic movement to contend with, and usually very low lighting. And to make matters worse, many venues don’t permit the use of flash. But that’s not to say it’s impossible: armed with the right settings, there’s no reason you can’t come away with shots that rock.


To capture a band playing live in a poorly-lit venue

Time: One hour

Skill level: Advanced

Kit needed: DSLR, a fast wide-angle lens

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