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Matt Walter
Posted by 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
Posted by 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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Matt Walter
Posted by 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
Posted by 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
Posted by 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
Posted by 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
Posted by 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
Posted by 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
Posted by 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
Posted by 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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Matt Walter
Posted by 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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Matt Walter
Posted by Matt Walter
June 7, 2016

Camp Cope sells out Crowbar on their album launch tour

Camp Cope sold out Crowbar in support of their album release, which is an incredible album. Tracks like DoneWest Side StorySong For Charlie are all awesome. I was about to write the whole Camp Cope tracklist out because they are all so good it's impossible to pick a favourite track.

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Matt Walter
Posted by Matt Walter
May 22, 2016

A Wilhelm Scream's Australian tour at Crowbar

A Wilhelm Scream's Australian Tour returned to Crowbar on Friday night and played a set that felt double as long as any headline act I've seen play before.

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Matt Walter
Posted by Matt Walter
March 30, 2016

How to be a live music photographer

Ever wondered how to become a live music photographer? Here's how I started out and became a music photographer.

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Matt Walter
Posted by Matt Walter
February 23, 2016

Maleny, Queensland views

Maleny, Queensland views

I know I'm lucky to visit Maleny, Queensland, often with views and experiences like these. As a city slicker you can grow tired of the same concrete and opportunities over time. You never know when you're going to find something amazing, so I took all of these photos on my smartphone.

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Matt Walter
Posted by Matt Walter
December 16, 2015

Best of 2015: Music Photography

2015 has been insane for music photography. Last year I wrote about how great 2014 was and I honestly expected 2015 to be a little quieter for me after feeling so happy with how the previous year had gone. I'm going to try and make this an annual thing (check out 2014's music photography), so here's the second in hopefully many annual reflections.

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