• Wednesday , 3 June 2020

Photography Tutorial – Concert Photography

Code Canyon


This image was captured during SXSW in Austin Texas of the band SINAI. As you will hear in the video the lighting was not the best for the opening act which caused me to shoot the Nikon D3s at 8000 ISO.

What may surprise you during my editing of this photo is that I actually use fill light to its full potential to make my image pop even more.

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  1. Psyckadeli TV music tech tutorials
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    You are the greatest guy. I was thinking what guitar is that. And you start of by telling me. Thanks man…

  2. James Damion
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Jarred is to photography is what Guy Fieri is to cooking.

  3. PwnedByyaMar
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Ok, so shot my first Pit last night finally, i have my D800 took my 24-70, found times i could hav used 70-2000 but its first time in there so use what i got. Learned so much from doing this first one. Only have D800 at present so felt a little uncomfortable going high on ISO with the noise, this is what i got to learn more about. Was manual all the time tweaked some settings as band made sporadic quick movements, especially Sazzey MC so she was clean at 1/125, until she made quick movements with her hand or arm(lesson learned). What i also earned from last night and your last videos:- 1. Chat with security TICK, Chat to Band TICK, Be nice to all you meet connected to Bands TICK, get connections for next Appearances TICK, Chat with Manager at the Venue for next time TICK, Be more aware of your framing TICK. Now things i Failed and learned from, Don't carry unnecessary equipment, plan your positions before so its not a rush, check the lighting doesn't change, from set to set, Ear Plugs!!! Ear Plugs. However i would recommend anyone to just try to follow some of what Jared is saying, worked for me and everyone loved the pics and i have not even edited them yet. I think i am lucky that the event was not well known so i was only in with 3 other guys so mo push for places. Will try to get some more of these to hone settings, i really felt last night that the 24-70 was lovely but an 85 1.4/1.8 would have done me nicely, 50 would be meh!! but could def see where the 70-200 would have been nice for close work. Maybe the next video could be on how to make money from concert work as it felt just fun time for me, also the bands are skint themselves i think, maybe the money part is not so big with concert photography and i should treat it that way, ie make income from weddings/events/studio and have concerts and local gigs as fun.personal time, which this felt like.

  4. purplezoid1
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    I'm heading out tonight to do a live band photoshoot with my Canon EOS60D. I'll give this a try. Great shot and very helpful tutorial!

  5. thesupremejacob
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    I'm gonna be at the superbowl events shooting gary clark jr and zz top I hope I can use this as a guide to give some good photos

  6. Félix Deconinck
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Perfect video! Perfect lesson

  7. Erick Kamaruddin
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    will you recommended, what a lens must i have for concert. I used fujifilm XT10 btw… thx man…

  8. Coxlodge Club
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Great. Never used to fill light. Looks a lot better.

  9. Jessica Zschorn
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Man you are so cool, I really enjoy this tutorial

  10. Tony Marquez
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Hey Jared!!! My name is Tony and I've been following you for quite some time. A year ago I sort of went balistic and spent a great deal of money on my equipment. Here's just a quick summary list.

    Camera Bodies List
    1.  Nikon D800  36MP  FX Full Frame   
    2.  Nikon D7100  24MP DX Sensor    
    3.  Nikon D7000  16MP  DX Sensor  
    3.  Nikon D3300  16MP  DX Sensor  

    Lens List & Accessory
    Nikkor 35mm f2.0
    Sigma 50mm f1.4      
    Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
    Tamron 70-200mm f.2.8
    Tamron 150-600mm f5.3
    Tamron 18-200mm f3.5
    Flash SB-900

    Anyhow I wanted to say I like your tips. I have a question and I wanted to get your input. I've now started to master my camera settings and my editing skills and I think I've got it down where I can now master my ability of getting the optimum results. I shot this concert which was actually a church men's retreat and I've got quit a few response on how good they turned out. I'm not a pro but I run my own Photography & Video business doing weddings and special events. Do you have any suggestions how does one get gigs to shoot concerts and big performance. Anyhow if you have anything at all how do I crack into that type of shooting that would be great. In the meantime I'd like to share this page with you of the photos I shot at this concert I did and I would love your feedback of how they turned out.


  11. J Lizaso
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    i thought it looked awesome with the fill light and grain or is it because im amateur? lol

  12. GivesAMinute
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Hey guys, I'm a touring rock photographer out with Tracer (Australia) in Europe, and vlogging from the road 🙂 Stop by and check the tour progress with me? cheers and beers!

  13. HipsterImage Studios
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    for those complaining there is no such thing as a bad digital camera only bad photographers. Noise and grain in black and white concert photography is completely OK. There is a reason people still shoot on actual film. I started on an old d70 like 7 years or something I bought used and learned the basics before I dropped money on a really good camera.

  14. sofiane saci
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    music thank's

    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    I have a few comments, not to toot my horn, but I have worked with AC/ DC, Motley Crue, Prince, Chicago, Metallica, Toto, Hank Williams, Jr, Dio, Skynyrd, Lionel Ritchie, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and a significant number of musical artists over about a 20 year period. I would like to mention that the Production Manager is the key to getting into better positions and being allowed to get closer to the band than the barricade area. Actually the barricade area is an awful place to photograph because your camera is pointed directly into the stage lighting.(I was wondering what you would have said in one of your critiques if the photographer presented a picture that got the whole guitar in the frame but chopped off the lead singer's head?) If you're already inside, like you were as the guest of the band you shot, asking for an audience with the production manager is the next step to take. Band crew go to and from the tour buses all day, that's an intercept point for the smart photographer who isn't already inside. Wearing all black, like theatrical workers, shows the PM you won't be a big distraction, mentioning you know enough to stay away from cables and asking about the location of Pyro can make it appear you know your way around the stage. Offering to limit your on stage time and positions is a good step and having the stage manager for your band present to confirm they support your presence is a good plan. Also, although every photographer wants to photograph Skynyrd playing Freebird, but targeting ballads as prime shooting time usually presents a time when the lighting changes are less abrupt, softer scenes are employed, musicians are moving less, and the instrumental breaks still allow for arched backs and hiked guitar positions. Regardz.

  16. Burke Oppenheim
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    how is it not grainy with that high of an iso

  17. Renee Coutlee
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Dude you are super boring sry

  18. Michal
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Uhm, okay.. what's up with fill-light option in LR5? Is it like named differently or am I just missing something?

  19. Rod Faircloth
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Robert Knights movie was called Rock Prophecies

    Its not on Netflix anymore sadly. I was just with him the other day having lunch!

  20. S.D.Photography
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    8000 iso 🙁 i need to get a d4 or d4s

  21. Heavy Metal Cyclists
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    thats crazy sharp for 8000 iso…on an entry level camera 3200 would be sooo grainy

  22. Brice Deylac
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Is it a tutorial? Or just a guy bragging about one picture?

  23. Gavino79
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    Hello, I just got my first DSLR (D3200) and would love to photo concerts at my local venue (UEA, Norwich, UK) I'm 35 years old and have no Training in Photography, I would use the photo's gained from the concerts to help build my first portfolio, do you think I should still ask the venue/band to shoot the shows? givin my lack of experience and training, A reply would be great, thank you.

  24. Anything Everything
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    you talk to much man .. fuck it..

  25. Melanie Jones
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    All these videos are people shooting with 10 000 dollar equipment. I'm having a hard time finding tips for a budget camera (Canon rebel t3i)

  26. GuitarGodgt
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    As a noob I decided to try these settings on my cheap crop frame nikon D3200.  The image is super noisy and underexposed.  Bummer.  lol

  27. neomrdo_SnowSquatch
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    ok, so who here thinks this guy reminds them of Ben Stiller in Pick of Destiny.

  28. Cammy
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    bumping clarity to 100 and shadows to 100 sometimes gives a really cool effect and not as messy as you'd think

  29. Yves Gilibert
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    My page facebook  "Picturenko" 

  30. Bane Cook
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

     I can't bring myself to use auto focus, don't know why anyone would. Discuss!!

  31. LetArtsLive
    August 13, 2018 at 07:46

    and thanks cause im going to use this Saturday to do the wailers.I love photography  i see life through my lens dont you?I cant afford the camera u have and no im not a stalker lol.Thanks cause i needed this.I have had art shows.

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