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Getting Started in Concert Photography

with Chris and Todd Owyoung

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About The Class

Overcome the Obstacles to Create Amazing Concert Images

Concert photography can be one of the hardest fields in photography. As a photographer you have no control over the lighting, environment, or direction of your subject. Learning how to lower the variables so you can capture an amazing moment of a performer or band will drastically improve your chances at growing an amazing portfolio. Todd and Chris Owyoung have photographed some of the biggest names in the music industry. In this class they’ll cover: 

  • How to build your portfolio and get photo passes to concerts 
  • What gear to bring to a performance 
  • Step by step walk through of a live performance and how to deal with the variables within  
In this class the sibling photographic duo will share their expertise of capturing commercial precision and the exhilaration of being in the front row. 

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Getting Started

    27:55
  2. 02

    Gear

    13:09
  3. 03

    Camera Settings

    17:06
  4. 04

    Live Shoot: Pinkwing Song 1

    07:01
  5. 05

    Image Review: Pinkwing Song 1

    09:44
  6. 06

    Live Shoot: Pinkwing Song 2

    05:04
  7. 07

    Image Review: Pinkwing Song 2

    04:20
  8. 08

    Final Q&A

    03:14

Meet Your Expert

Chris and Todd Owyoung

When Chris and Todd started taking their cameras to concerts in 2006, neither of them dreamed that the combination of two separate passions – music and photography – would lead them to projects with some of the biggest names in the industry ... read more

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33% of students recommend this class.
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  • CathyCook

    CathyCook

    March 2018

    Excellent class! Holy moly, check out their websites! Lots of good advice, especially for the novice.

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2016

    Reviewed http://www.ishootshows.com a year ago and found same data/info there free. Was looking for more/better info than what was presented.

  • amanda farish

    amanda farish

    April 2017

    Not a whole lot of information unless you just want to write down their settings that they took particular photos

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