Introduction to Concert Photography

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Concert photography is one of the most challenging types of photography there is – and it’s addicting. You have no control over the lighting or the position of the subjects. Stages are filled with amps, instruments, mic stands, and wires. And don’t get me started on the lighting, which is usually odd colors and fast changing. Through scenes like this, some of the most iconic photos of our lives have been taken. If you have ever wanted to get a glimpse into live music photography, then join us for this Introduction to Concert Photography workshop.

Live Music photography is usually limited to media professionals, shooting from an area called “the photo pit”, which sits between the stage and the crowd, and which is closed to the general public. These areas are small, and often crowded with security personnel, and of course other photographers. The standard rule for concert photographers is “3 from the pit, no flash”, which translates to shooting the first 3 songs, with no flash”. In this workshop we will try to give you a small glimpse into one of the exclusive genres of photography.

This is a “hands-on” workshop and you will be expected to have an educated understanding of your camera’s controls and how to adjust them.



Meet the Instructor – Steve Brazill

Steve Brazill is a Southern California based Live Music Photographer, a member of our Board of Directors, Host of the Behind the Shot podcast, and the house photographer for San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland, CA. He also shoots for rock radio station 96.7 KCAL FM, where he has also been an on-air personality since 1987. As a radio personality, emcee, and voice actor, Steve has been around the entertainment industry for many years. Combining his love of both music & photography, Steve captures those defining moments that happen during a live performance – on-stage or behind-the-scenes.


Check out More of Steve’s Work

Portfolio  |  Twitter (@Razz2)  |  Facebook (@SteveBrazillPhotography)  |  Instagram (@SteveBrazill)

Sample of Steve’s Work


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  • Non-IEPPV Members = $350

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