Concert Photography at Photoshop World 2013

Photoshop World is coming up in April. This time around it runs from 4/17 to 4/19 in Orlando Florida. There is also a pre-conference workshop day on 4/16. Check out this video for a look at what Photoshop World is all about.

This time around I am teaching a concert 101 class during the conference and Scott Diussa and I are teaching our Concert Photography pre conference class. We have taught this class six times since 2009 and every time we adjust, tweak and add stuff. The class is a combination of classroom instruction and a live concert shoot. There is no other place to get this type of instruction anywhere.

But instead of me just telling you about the class, I asked those who have taken it to send me a review. I have posted them here.

  • The Real World Concert Photographer precon is so much fun that I’ve done it twice! The music is great and trying to capture it gets my adrenaline pumping. Besides, you get to compete for a great prize.  -  William Beem
  • Alan & Scotts relaxed and friendly approach to teaching makes it very easy to learn and pick up not only the “how to” regarding getting the best possible concert images, but also the “why” behind making decisions on position, setting and composition. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend the Pre-Con class as I can say without a doubt that it improved my concert photography no end and I am now regularly shooting gigs for local press and even being hired by some of the bands themselves.  -  James Hole
  • Before I went to Alan Hess and Scott Diussa’s Concert Photography workshop I thought I knew a few things about concert photography.  After the class, I realized how much I still have to learn.  In the few months after that class I had the confidence to get out and shoot national acts, larger venues and I now shoot for two magazines.  That Pre-Conference Seminar gave me confidence and insight on how to make concert photography work for me.  Alan has even been there for me months after the class to answer with a question or two.  I recommend anyone that wants to shoot concerts, low-light sports like boxing or MMA, or any stage performances take this class. -  Jim Gilbert
  •  Taking the PSW Concert precon with Alan Hess and Scott Diussa will put you one step ahead of the competition. Learning from the pros that do it everyday is an invaluable asset. Any aspiring concert photographer would be crazy not to take advantage of a hands on class like this!  -  Dustin Jack
  • Having read Alan’s great concert book I decided to take his precon and so glad I did. Alan teaches with great enthusiasm and enormous experience. Great tips and tricks passed on to attendees both in class and during a live band shoot made for an enjoyable and energetic precon, both he and Scott Diussa were on hand throughout to answer any and all questions from start to finish – you’ll want to get out and start shooting live bands after this class  -  Dave Clayton
  • Getting to shoot a real band in a controlled situation, with two of the best concert instructors around, teaching you as you go – you definitely can’t lose with that combination.  -   Michelle Hedstrom
  • As a working photographer and retoucher I’ve always had the mindset that you should never stop learning and being open to new techniques and skills. I’d heard so much about the Live Concert Pre Con with Alan Hess and Scott Diussa and so, as it was a completely different genre of photography to what I’m used to shooting I decided it would be a lot of fun and also an eye opener to get an insight and learn a new skill set; and I certainly wasn’t wrong. Shooting a Live Concert under the guidance of Alan and Scott was such fun, and because it was such a different style of photography to what I was used to I learned so much and not just shooting skills but also, so much more about my camera. Loved it!  -  Glyn Dewis
  • After reading Alan’s book, I attended his pre-con in DC at Photoshop world. My camera died just prior to class, so I spent more time talking to Alan & Scott then shooting with my backup body. Not only did I get some really great tips and instruction in a well simulated shooting environment, but inspiration as well.. Alan’s mantra about having a personal project (his was hands) stuck with me..so much so that I just authored my first local band photography yearbook due out in Feb.. “52 Weeks with the Musicians of Hampton Roads”.. based on my own personal project…you just never know what path you will be on after learning from masters like Alan & Scott… Sherry Boylan

Join us this year, you wont regret it. To check out more info about the pre-conference class here is the link.

3 Comments

  1. I can find something I recall from every one of those comments. It really is a great course. You never know if I’ll do it a 3rd time.

    • I am taking it this year! Can’t wait!

  2. I have not had the opportunity to take the pre-conference class yet but last year in DC I was able to get my portfolio critique by Alan and also to attend to his 101 class and let me tell you it does not get better than that, I can only imagine what would it be to be able to attend the pre-conference workshop. I also took Alan’s and Scott’s online class in kelbytraining.com and since then I’ve never stop doing concert photography… 1000% recommended. I wish I could go to Orlando this year… Maybe for September PSW I will be able to.

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