Concert Photography

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Newsboys United - University of Delaware

I’ve had the opportunity to photograph several Christian concerts and music festivals. Concert photography is really a lot of fun. It’s also not easy because of the changing lighting conditions. You have to have your camera in manual mode, aperture wide open, ISO at 800 or above, and the shutter speed is going to vary because the lighting at a concert is beyond your control.

You see so many people at a concert with their phones out and flashes going off and I’m thinking they just got a great shot of the back of the head of the person in front of them.

Taking concert photos with a cell phone is quite challenging. Just like a DSLR, you have to have wide open aperture, high ISO, and variable shutter speed. That’s not easy to handle on a cell phone camera, so I didn’t even try. I just pointed my Pixel 2 XL at the stage and this is the shot I got.

The bright white lights in the lower right corner are from the monitors in the sound booth.

Newsboys United - University of Delaware
Newsboys United – University of Delaware

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