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Concert and Live Music Photography by J. Dennis Thomas

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COMPOSITION AND FRAMING TIPS

 

 

 

COMPOSITION

Composition is one of the most important yet most overlooked facets of concert photography today. The key to making a great, dynamic photograph is making the composition work within the frame. Your general photography composition tips, such as the Rule of Thirds, using leading lines, and flling the frame, all apply in concert and live music photography just as they do in everyday photography.

It’s very easy to get so caught up in the moment while trying to catch the performer’s perfect pose that you forget your rules of composition, which often results in poor photos even though the subject is ...

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