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Three Songs, No Flash!: Your Ultimate Guide to Concert Photography by Loe Beerens

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Chapter 7. Do's and Don'ts

Evanescence, 2002. Fujifilm Finepix S2, 1/750 sec, f/8, ISO 1600, 170 mm

Figure 7.1. Evanescence, 2002. Fujifilm Finepix S2, 1/750 sec, f/8, ISO 1600, 170 mm

Contrary to what you might think, photographers at a concert do not get much respect. Most of the time, people find your presence a nuisance (except when they call out, "Can you take a photo over here?"). The roadies find it inconvenient because you are in the way. The audience doesn't like it because you are standing in their view. Security has specific orders to be very strict with photographers. In short, the only one who likes the photographer and his presence is you. You should therefore try to make yourself as invisible as possible. ...

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