Dennis Thomas, based in Austin, TX, is a professional photographer whose work has been displayed in galleries throughout the United States and has appeared in many prestigious magazines, including Rolling Stone, SPIN, and Country Weekly. He has been photographing a wide assortment of subjects for over two decades and has published over two dozen books and dozens of articles.
Market: Intermediate to experienced DSLR owners who are new to concert photography
*Focuses solely on digital capture
*Features over 160 electrifying images of top performers like Jay-Z and Green Day in concert
* Offers tips on how to catch vibrant live action shots in some of the most difficult lighting situations, such as lowlight and strobes
If you’ve ever wanted to take dynamic and vibrant digital photos of your favorite band in concert, but aren’t sure how to tackle such obstacles as approaching the stage, tricky lighting situations, or even what equipment to use, then look no further! Concert and Live Music Photography is a comprehensive guide to shooting live music performances, providing you with the right information on equipment, camera settings, composition, and post-processing to get the best out of each performance shot. J. Dennis Thomas, whose work has appeared in such magazines as Rolling Stone, SPIN, and Country Weekly, shares tips on lighting, common problems, etiquette, and recommended camera settings for shooting in a variety of different venues, including clubs, bars, outdoor concerts, theatres, stadiums, and arenas. He also explains how to get the right credentials to get you closer to each performance.
Jam packed with over 160 photos from today’s top concerts, this book will not only give you the information you need to start taking rockin’ photos of your favorite musicians, but will spark your creativity when you’re anticipating the next shot.
For the on-the-go photographer, a cool companion website features additional tips, venue troubleshooting, and an equipment checklist when you need to think on your feet while running to another gig.
Chapter 1: Gear
Chapter 2: The Basics
Chapter 3: Clubs, bars, and small venues
Chapter 4: Outdoor Concerts
Chapter 5: Theaters
Chapter 6: Stadiums, Arenas, and Amphitheaters
Chapter 7: Backstage and Offstage
Chapter 8: Etiquette
Chapter 9: Composition and Framing tips
Chapter 10: Editing your photos
Chapter 11: Credentials & Marketing