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

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Chapter 27. Audience

The best photos come about when you bring together the audience and the artist. Unfortunately, this only happens sporadically. The best option to do this is to shoot from the stage, but that is not always allowed. Plus, one disadvantage is that you end up shooting the backside of the artist. That's why I would rather shoot from an audience perspective instead of from the stage.

If there's a catwalk, the artist can walk forward into the audience. In that case, all you have to do is wait patiently for this to happen and for the hands to go up in the air. If there is no catwalk, wait until the artist moves to the front of the stage and bends forward towards the audience. This only works when there is no photo pit or other space ...

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