Have you heard of Kelby Training? Of course you have. It’s the online training arm of Kelby Media and they gather the top instructors to film classes that are then availible anytime at the Kelby Training website.
Earlier this month, Scott Diussa and I went out to Tampa to film our Concert Photography class for Kelby Training. We spent a couple of days shooting a variety of bands in a couple of different locations. We picked locations that would be real life for most photographers. No giant stadium tour or huge name act. These are the type of locations that you would shoot when starting out and let me tell you, its a lot tougher when dealing with bar lights and difficult backgrounds.
I don’t know when the class will go live but once it does, I’ll let you know.
I’m looking forward to this one. Good idea about going with smaller venues. Now where do we start a campaign to eliminate red lights on the performers?
thats one thing we did cover. the red light or the solid color washes….
looking forward to see how they condense the class into a couple of hours….
Hey… just finished editing. Now it’s time to process and post! I agree that this was a lot harder to shoot than a big arena show. I would consider this very “real world”!
Looking forward to seeing this.
I can’t wait to see this. I’m an amateur, who’s shot some big bands (U2, REM, Melissa Etheridge), but I’ve recently discovered 2 new bands that I love. Unfortunately, with very few exceptions, the lighting is extremely challenging, especially for this band Givers, because they move a lot, and ISO 1600+ pics are always noisey. I’ve played with flash, as a last resort, but I hate flash photography at shows.
Bottom line is that while big band shoots can be challenging, they’re nothing compared to small clubs lit by a 2 or 3 red light bulbs.