Class Intro to Getting Started in Music Photography
My name is Todd Owyoung and I'm a music photographer and a Nikon Ambassador. I'm so thrilled to be here with CreativeLive and Red Bull Photography to bring you this course on music photography. We're going to cover everything, from how to get started shooting local bands, getting your first photo pass, the access, hooking up with publications, and getting paid. We're gonna cover all the technical details from dealing with red lighting, your camera settings, the lenses you'll wanna use, all the gear for how to make really compelling music photography. When I photographed my first show, I was simply a fan with a camera and I remember the excitement of working with the band, working with the stage lighting, having limited access and limited time in which to capture images of live music. I remember starting out in venues just like this and working my way up to sold-out stadiums. You're going to see me shooting on location, dealing with all the common challenges that a music photographer wi...
ll face in the field. In addition, we're gonna be working with musicians and creating artist portraits, so if you're shooting for an editorial publication, creating these portraits that could be used in print, online, and even as album artwork. By the end of this class you're gonna have all the tools you need to take your camera to a show and start on your journey of music photography.