Let the music play! Tips for photographing live music

Live music photography
(Image credit: Nigel R Glasgow)

Back in March 2020, I was prepping to leave on tour for the year – I was a tour manager for a number of acts around the world. We all know what happened next, and how that impacted an industry that relies on travel and mass gatherings. 

Fast forward a few months: after lots of cycling and tidying my flat, I decided that making banana bread wasn’t for me. So I took my Pentax K-S2 out of a drawer. I had bought the camera a few years previously, with the intention of learning how to shoot then taking it on tour. However, it mostly stayed on the bus. 

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