Concert Photography Masterclass for Beginners
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Concert Photography Masterclass for Beginners

Your Step-By-Step Course Into The World Of Concert Photography
4.9 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,062 students enrolled
Created by Matthias Hombauer
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You need the most expensive equipment to become a concert photographer, right? WRONG! Plus 4 other myths debunked to get you started.
  • My toolkit to get your mind ready. Including 7 proven "mind-hacks" that will help you start your project, stay committed and deliver the best work you can.
  • Why you need to know about aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how to use them to get awesome photos.
  • Overwhelmed with all the camera equipment options? No problem, I´ll teach you which camera and lens you should get first...even if you´re in a tight budget.
  • The easy-to-follow-roadmap to shoot your first successful concert. And the must-have tips to make this event an enjoyable one.
  • My 10 proven camera settings for starters that gets you better photos than 99% of all other guys with a camera in the audience.
  • The step-by-step blueprint when, why, where and what to do during your first concert.
  • The exact process to build your portfolio (incl. set up your own homepage) and the 3 mistakes why most concert photographers fail at it.
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Requirements
  • No photography skills needed
Description

Hi my name is Matthias Hombauer and I am a pro music photographer.

You’re passionate about music and photography and your dream is to get started with concert photography?

However, there can be a lot of challenges and frustrations 

- it´s hard to get started without any professional photography training 

- it´s hard to know which camera gear you should buy in the beginning (there are so many options, and it’s difficult to decide!) 

- It´s hard to figure out all the camera settings to get the best shots in front of the stage (the automatic camera mode won´t do the trick)

- It´s hard to build your first portfolio

All these new challenges can be quite overwhelming and if you don´t find someone to guide you, it can take you years until you get started. 

Since I know that you don´t have the time to waste years of your life to figuring all of this out I’m offering a step-by-step video guide that will help you get started and kickstart your music photography career (it doest matter if it´s only your hobby or if you want to become a pro). 

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone who wants to learn more about concert photography
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
01:59:32
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Your Mindset
2 Lectures 21:07

You might have heard about some of the concert photography myths by yourself. A lot of them are not true and therefore I want to reveal the most common misunderstandings when becoming a concert photographer.

More specifically, you'll learn:

  • Why you don't need professional photography training
  • Why you don't have to be Ansel Adams to get started
  • Why you don't need the most expensive equipmen
Preview 11:05

Being a music photographer is definitely my most favourite job in the world. Not only do you have to master technical skills, but you also need a unique mindset to be successful.

When I was starting out, people said, "Photography is just a hobby, get a real job like everyone else!" It was very difficult for me in the beginning and it took me almost 2 years before I was brave enough to make the final step towards becoming a freelance photographer.

You might have already had similar responses from your family and friends and though good advice from people in your industry is important, sometimes it isnÌt correct. Ask yourself, how many of the people giving you advice actually are music photographers?

In this lesson, I'm going to help you find the right mind-set as a concert photographer.

More specifically, you'll learn:

  • My 7 proven steps you can easily implement in your life today.
  • Why you shouldn't wait to live your dream when you•re retired
  • Why leaving your comfort zone is the key to your success
The Mindset
10:02
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Become A Concert Photographer
6 Lectures 01:23:46

Before you start your journey to becoming a Rockstar Concert Photographer, you need to master the basics of photography. In this lecture I´ll explain the 3 parameters aperture, shutter speed and ISO in that way that you don´t have to fear them anymore.

More specifically, you’ll learn:

  • What makes a great exposure
  • The magic of a fast lens
  • How Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO are interconnecte
Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
15:52

So, you´re in the market to buy a new camera? It´s more than likely that you’ll get overwhelmed by all the choices you’ll find, when you´re starting out. There are different camera manufacturers, different camera models with strange sounding names like D5000 or 5D Mark III and even more confusing data sheets you´ll find at your local camera store or at dedicated, online shops. When I was starting out, I was lost in this flood of information. Therefore, I´ll give you an overview of the different options and help you find the right camera and lens that suits your needs.

More specifically, you’ll learn:

  • What camera systems work best for concert photography
  • The difference between Crop and Full Frame Sensors
  • Which camera model you should buy
  • Which lens choice is the best for you
  • What other Must-Have gear do you nee´
Preview 17:33

So, you´re in the market to buy a new camera? It´s more than likely that you’ll get overwhelmed by all the choices you’ll find, when you´re starting out. There are different camera manufacturers, different camera models with strange sounding names like D5000 or 5D Mark III and even more confusing data sheets you´ll find at your local camera store or at dedicated, online shops. When I was starting out, I was lost in this flood of information. Therefore, I´ll give you an overview of the different options and help you find the right camera and lens that suits your needs.

More specifically, you’ll learn:

  • What camera systems work best for concert photography
  • The difference between Crop and Full Frame Sensors
  • Which camera model you should buy
  • Which lens choice is the best for you
  • What other Must-Have gear do you nee
Camera, Lens And Other Must-Have Gear Part 2
19:58

When you’re new to concert photography, it can all be a bit overwhelming. Which clubs and concerts should I choose? What about my camera settings? Will I be allowed to be in front of the stage for the whole concert? Do I need a flash? Should I ask the band beforehand? That’s normal and I think every novice concert photographer was nervous and anxious. Follow the next steps and you’ll be able to get your first awesome concert photos.

More specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Why you should start out in small clubs
  • Why you shouldn´t use your camera flash in front of the stage
  • My best tips to get the best results at your first concert
Your First Concert
08:37

The correct camera settings are key to getting great photos in small and murky concert venues. As we’ve seen and discussed before, the automatic mode on your camera simply won’t get the job done properly.

Let´s see which camera settings will work best for you when shooting your first concert. I’ll break down all the settings for you. It´s important that you understand what these settings mean and how you can use them to achieve the best results. I´ll keep it here at the very basic level with the aim that you can immediately go out after this lesson and start to shoot your first concerts.

More specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Which camera modes will work best
  • The best settings for your lens
  • My best tips to get the best results at your first concert
  • 7 other camera settings for concert photograph
Camera Settings For Beginners
12:59

You’ve dialled in the correct camera settings, the band is playing and you’ve started taking photos. In this lecture you´ll learn what you should do during and after the concert.

More specifically, you’ll learn:

  • How to deal with the audience in front of the stage
  • Where to move when taking photos at the concert
  • What to do with your photos after the concert
During and After The Concert
08:47
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Portfolio
1 Lecture 14:39

Once you’ve mastered your first concert, it´s time to get your work seen by others. The only thing you should concentrate on in the beginning is building a portfolio. A portfolio is an overview of your best work. This has to be kick-ass! Your photos have to shine and keep people mesmerized. You definitely only want to show your “keepers” or shots you’re really proud of. In this lesson you´ll learn all about how to build your portfolio

More specifically, you’ll learn:

  • To avoid the 5 most common mistakes
  • Why you shouldn’t post too many photos
  • Why social media sites are not the best portfolio pages
  • How to build your own homepag
Building Your Portfolio
14:39
About the Instructor
Matthias Hombauer
4.9 Average rating
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1,062 Students
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Rockstar Photographer

Matthias Hombauer is a Rockstar Photographer, author and entrepreneur based in Vienna, Austria. After finishing his Ph.D. in molecular biology he decided to follow his two passions – music and photography – instead, which was the best decision in his life. 

Without any professional photography training or knowledge of the music industry, but equipped with a burning desire to reach his goals, he started his unbelievable journey.

Matthias has been shooting artists such as The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Iggy Pop, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, The Prodigy and Muse to name a few; was published on album covers and tour posters, is a regular contributor for international magazines/blogs such as Rolling Stone Magazine, The Huffington Post and Peta Pixel, is working with brands such as Manfrotto, Converse, Instragram, is advising people at workshops, exhibiting his music pictures and traveling around the world as a tour photographer. 

He is the founder of the online platform “How to Become A Rockstar Photographer” which helps people to get started to live their passion as concert photographers. What started as a personal blog is now a worldwide community with people following from 100+ countries.