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Best lenses for live music photography
Matt Walter June 22, 2017

Best lenses for live music photography

Concert photography doesn’t get easier if you have certain lenses, but it can open up new opportunities for creativity.

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Matt Walter April 9, 2017

Get a head start on the next print sale!

A little while ago I gave away a Violent Soho photo print to anyone who signed up to my mailing list. I don't even spam. I haven't actually sent an email to anyone on the list since they signed up!

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Photos of Dune Rats' album launch tour
Matt Walter March 26, 2017

Photos of Dune Rats' album launch tour

If you've been living under a rock, Dune Rats released a hell of an album on 20 January 2017. Hysteria Magazine wrote about the album:

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Wil Wagner photos at The Zoo
Matt Walter February 16, 2017

Wil Wagner photos at The Zoo

Wil Wagner took to The Zoo's stage to play solo songs, early The Smith Street Band songs and songs from the upcoming album, 'More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me.' I'm not good at words, so here are some photos of before, during and after.

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Unify Gathering music photography with Violent Soho, Alexisonfire, Thy Art Is Murder and more
Matt Walter January 24, 2017

Unify Gathering music photography with Violent Soho, Alexisonfire, Thy Art Is Murder and more

Unify Gathering has been running for a few years now, but this was my first time photographing the festival. Violent Soho being on the bill made it a must-shoot festival, but the entire lineup was stellar. Trophy Eyes, Thy Art Is Murder, Alexisonfire, Northlane, Every Time I Die, Letlive and more filled the bill.

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Enter the Violent Soho print competition
Matt Walter January 3, 2017

Enter the Violent Soho print competition

Let's celebrate the new year with a print giveaway! *** This competition has finished as of 17 January, 2017 ***

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Matt Walter December 20, 2016

Music Photography Tips 7: Prepare for opportunity

Concert Photography Tips episode 7 highlights the importance of seizing the opportunities you're given at shows.

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How to get started with music photography
Matt Walter December 14, 2016

How to get started with music photography

Ever wonder how to get started with concert photography, or how to be a successful music photographer? I’ll tell you how.

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Matt Walter December 10, 2016

Matt Warrell's best music of 2016 list

It's that time of year again when many of us rate our favourite records of 2016. I knew what my favourite album of this year was pretty early on into 2016, but there were so many great releases it made it difficult to choose a top 10 list. Here's my attempt at trying to jam all of my favourites into the top ten releases of 2016 according to me.

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Matt Walter December 7, 2016

Music Photography Tips 6: Best lenses for concert photography

Music Photography Tips episode 6 tells you what the best gear for concert photography is when you’re just starting out.

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Matt Walter November 23, 2016

Music Photography Tips 5: Choosing a focus point

Concert Photography Tips episode 5 tells you how to get your moving subject in focus without any hassle!

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Matt Walter November 7, 2016

Music Photography Tips 4: How to use spot metering

Music Photography Tips Episode 4 has been released! Episode 4 is the biggest secret behind great music photography – spot metering.

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Matt Walter October 24, 2016

Music Photography Tips 3: Timing your focus

Concert Photography Tips Episode 3 has been released! Episode 3 is all about learning how to time your focus perfectly at concerts.

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Matt Walter October 11, 2016

Music Photography Tips 2: Crowd participation

Episode 2 of Concert Photography Tips is here! This episode talks about the importance of capturing crowd participation and the atmosphere of a gig.

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Matt Walter September 26, 2016

Music Photography Tips 1: Contrast, angles and background

Concert Photography Tips is a video series where I take you on a journey with my camera. Follow me on the axis of my lens while I point out photography tips along the way. Concert Photography Tips is the best way to learn how to be a music photographer.

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Gig Of The Century with Violent Soho and Smith Street Band
Matt Walter June 7, 2016

Gig Of The Century with Violent Soho and Smith Street Band

If you were following my Instagram last week you would have seen me teasing what became the Gig Of The Century. Violent Soho, Smith Street Band and High Tension, all in Crowbar, all in one afternoon with two hours notice.

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