Take Better Concert Photos Without Fancy Equipment


As you can tell from my pictures, I am not a photographer. Though I’m not looking to venture into photography, I would like to take better pictures for your viewing pleasure. So I took to Facebook and Instagram to get advice from my friends. I don’t want to bother with professional/SLR cameras because most venues won’t even let you bring those cameras in without a photography pass.

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Here are some quick tips I pulled from my friends' comments:

When using a Point and Shoot:

  • A regular point and shoot that has a high burst shutter speed option, helps capture the right moment with nearly no blurring. Also gives you more chances of catching band members on engaging poses.
  • Try settings and turn your ISO high (although past 2000 your picture is very pixelated).
  • Keep the flash off.
  • Put the strap around your neck. Pull on it as tight as it feels comfortable to make it, so you don't shake at all.

Just aim and hope for the best.

Thank you for your input sofustheband, hxerxest, bonnaroojack, Brian and Bryan of MusicFestivalNews.com, Matt of Bonnaroomors, Kayla of Roam Free Collective, Bonnaroo Chris, Nick of Festival Snobs, and Andrew Steele.