As part of the class I teach on concert photography at Photoshop World, I go over a bunch of stuff that you shouldn’t do as a concert photographer. In my years of doing this, I think I have seen just about anything, but I continue to see behaviors and actions by photographers that leave me flabbergasted. Here is a quick list of things that you shouldn’t do as a concert photographer.
8. Turn off your flash and your camera’s modeling light.
7. Please don’t leave the giant lens hood on backwards.
6. Learn how to hang your cameras off your shoulder or your neck so that the lens doesn’t stick out sideways.
5. Pack appropriately, You don’t need 3 bags of gear for a bar shoot.
4. Don’t shoot video unless you are credentialed to.
3. There is no reason to have a flash attached to the top of your camera
2. Don’t push your way up front and then stand in front of the paying customers.
1. DONT HOLD THE CAMERA OVER YOUR HEAD WHEN SHOOTING.
There are a bunch more… but honestly, some of the behaviors I’m seen this week are just crazy….