Concert Photography

Sorry for the delay in posts. I have been busy with taking photos for small-time and big-name bands. I've been to several photo shoots and have been learning a lot about making snap changes for better photos. Most notably, I was fortunate enough to shoot both nights when U2 kicked off their 2009 North American tour. Because I was able to review my photos from the first night, I was able to make adjustments for the second night that were quite beneficial. on the first night, I took about 600 photos, of which I thought about 30 were keepers. After looking over my shots from the first night, I made adjustments that yielded 300+ keeper photos out of about 600 photos. Because the lighting was so sharp/crisp, I had to treat the shows like I was shooting in a room good lighting - not the usual dark, foggy concert venue I'm used to shooting in.

See more photos here.

It was really fun to shoot in a huge venue like Soldier Field. But I am looking to get back to my bread and butter - smaller, intimate settings. Any suggestions? Too bad I'll be missing Wilco, whom are playing 2 nights at the UIC Pavilion. Maybe another time....