Getting Started in Music Photography with Red Bull Photographer Todd Owyoung
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01 Class Intro to Getting Started in Music Photography01:13
Class duration: 4h 2mSee all 24 lessons
About The Class
Capture great live concert photography like a Red Bull Photographer
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Learn how to price and license yourself as a music photographer
- Work in even the darkest of venues
- Capture variety with a band during a short set with limited space
- Utilize speedlights within a performance
- Work with performers to pose portraits that capture their music
- Post-processing techniques to take your image to the next level
ABOUT TODD'S CLASS:
With the lights, energy and creativity behind each concert- it’s no wonder that music photography continues to be a dream career. In this course, created in partnership with Red Bull Photography, Todd Owyoung walks through how to get into the music photography business by working with bands, venues and albums. He talks through licensing and pricing your time and your images to publisist, venues, magazines and more. This course goes in the field with Todd and three different bands to walk through how to capture a variety of images in a small amount of time. He teaches how to set up and direct portraits with the band in green rooms and between sound checks. Todd explains how to make even the smallest and grungiest venue make a band look mainstream. This course will teach you composition, working with flash and natural light, directing the band and performers and things to never forget when photographing a live event.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
- Music Photographers
- Event Photographers
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Todd Owyoung is a music photographer with over a decade of experience specializing in music lifestyle, musician/celebrity portraits, and concert photography. If it rocks, he shoots it. Based in New York City.
He’s obsessed with nailing those rockstar moments, the images that fans love to see of their favorite bands. Whether the venue is a 200-capacity club or Madison Square Garden, shooting for a major brand or on tour, his images place you in the front row.
His clients range from bands and festivals to magazines, lifestyle brands and ad agencies. In 2012, Complex Magazine named him #3 in their list of the "Greatest Music Photographers Right Now".
He’s a Nikon Ambassador for Nikon Camera
Class Intro to Getting Started in Music Photography01:13
Live Music Photography13:40
Tip & Techniques for Capturing Live Music09:14
Research & Preparation06:20
Challenges & Pain Points00:40
Shooting for Editorial03:15
Capturing Music Festivals03:58
Artist Portraits - Stairwell06:48
Artist Portraits - Outside12:04
Sound Check with Low Hums and Wild Powwers05:12
Photographing Live Shows - Low Hums06:29
Photographing Live Shows - Wild Powwers05:22
The Photo Pass19:38
Photo Pit Etiquette06:29
The Business of Music Photography12:02
Post Processing Workflow26:02
100% of students recommend this class.
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I highly reccomend this class for any one who would like to get started or dip their toes in the concert photography scene. This class has many useful tips and trick for any level of photographer, not just beginners. I have been in the music scene for over 10 years and I was able to gather so much information in every chapter. Watching this video boosted up my confidence as a photographer because it validated that I am already succeeding in my concert career. Thank you for this amazing stream. It sparked my creative soul once again.
This is a really great course! I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in this type of photography. It is presented in an easy to understand way. Todd gives clear and informative tips and shows how to set up lights, poses etc! I found it very helpful, and will definitely put what i've learned to work. Thanks, Mark
This is a great intro course to music photography ... it really isn't just about shooting concerts ... the information covered in the course can be applied to other genres, especially environmental portraits ... Todd covers SO MUCH beyond just the shooting aspects of it! CL needs to bring him back to expand on some of these points AND have an in studio audience ... the engagement with experience and questions would be invaluable!
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