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Music photography guide

Learn how I broke into music photography.

This is a 103-page photography course detailing everything you need to become a successful music or concert photographer. Step-by-step guides, real-life examples and firsthand experience on how to get started with music photography.

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“A few months back I applied for access to your quick start music photography guide thingo. Since then I’ve started shooting for legitimate bands and am working closely with a local band by the name of Good Doogs. Due to all your helpful advice and such I’ve really been able to start making moves in my career.” – Mitch Love

The trap I fell into

When I first started taking photos, I had no idea I wanted to do professional photography. I didn’t even know I wanted to work in digital media. I went to university and got a business degree. I spent hours trying to decide between different courses, whether I wanted to get a higher education. I decided I did, but I studied information technology rather than visual arts. I spent hours in the library, studying hard.

Once I graduated, I got into photography as a hobby and wondered if there were any short courses out there that would help me learn. What I found in Google were photography courses that promised the world. But they didn’t explain things in a simple way. All of the short courses required me to go to a certain place and take photos of flowers. Super boring stuff. I wanted to get involved in live music, capture a real show, and end up with some real music shots at the end of the concert.

Violent Soho Music Photography by Matt Walter

Clowns band in Manchester, UK by Matt Walter

How this photography guide helps

I get asked how I got into music photography often from people all over the world. I could tell them, but they’re not really asking how I started with music photography. They’re asking how they can become a music photographer. So I created this music photography course that explains just that. But these photographers can’t travel to Australia to take the course, and even if they lived in Australia, they might not live in Brisbane, specifically. So I created this music photography course in PDF form so anyone can take it, no matter where they live. There are no barriers to your creativity, so why should there be to your education?

The music photography short course includes instructions for how to get photo passes super easily and a list of contacts to help you get started. The photography course also details shooting techniques in plain english and my image editing secrets with real examples from my own work. It even includes the email text I use to become a contributor and get photo passes! I’ll bring the knowledge, you bring your creative brain!

Music photography Violent Soho by Matt Walter

What’s covered in the photography course

– Details on how I got started with music photography
– How to get photo passes and improve your chances at getting approved
– How to work in the photography pit
– What gear I use and recommend
– A basic overview about copyright
– What settings I use and recommend when shooting
– Techniques for getting dynamic images
– Recommendations for working with venue lighting
– How to make the most of colours
– Editing techniques and adjustments
– Tips for exporting your images without losing quality
– Image delivery
– A list of publications and their contact information to request photo passes

A short course that covers everything about music photography.

The photography course doesn’t just cover the basics, but it has you covered with that. Not sure where to start or have shot one or two bands and want to find out how to shoot more? This course covers that. But the photography course covers everything, it also tells you what camera settings you should use and how to master light.

Why buy this music photography course and not others?

Don’t spend hours fishing around for tutorials that only skim the surface. Learn everything I know and see what I sent people asking to be given an opportunity when I was first starting with music photography.

What others have said

Not sure if it’s worth it? Find out what other photographers who have purchased the guide have said.

Is the photography guide time-limited?

No, you can learn at your own pace and you will have full access to the course material indefinitely. You can also download the file as many times as you’d like.

What format is the guide in?

How To Get Started With Concert Photography is a 103-page PDF document. You don’t need anything special to open it. Either print it, copy it to your iPad, or read it on your computer.

What is covered?

Not sure how to get a photo pass? That’s covered. Find it hard to get a photo pass when there are so many other music photographers? That’s covered. Can’t figure out how to get great photos with venue lighting? That’s covered along with heaps of other content.

How much do I need to know about photography?

Beginners will understand what’s being detailed. The guide starts at the super basics and goes through the entire process, meaning you will learn more about music photography as you progress through the music photography course.