Concert Photography: Philippines Celebrity-Singer Mona Arci Munoz of Philia Band

Concert photography is a very rewarding genre if you’re passionate with music and photography at the same time. Why? because you know when the artist is one with her craft, entices the audience, or in control of the stage. I’ll not talk about the technical aspects of photography (used 5d2 and 24-70 2.8 ver 1 for those who’d  like to know)  as I am more interested in sharing the psychological aspect of it. When you get into this field, don’t just point and shoot your camera at everything that moves, you’ll fill your camera with a bunch of worthless photos at the end of it. I want you to exercise your mental ability to know when the artist is one with her music. Look for the moment when she raise her mic at the end of the song, close her eyes as she hits the note, or when she does something out of the blue and has never done before. IT’s always about THE MOMENT. That is why you’re a photographer. You’re there to freeze a moment in time with the gear that you have. Capture that damn moment for crying out loud. I stayed there for almost 8 songs and never let the viewfinder out of my eye. I’m always on it like a predator waiting for its prey. STOP chimping. shoot moments.

Questions to ask yourself:
How would this artist want to be seen by her audience? Compose in a way that viewing the images gives more attention to her as a subject. Am I in the right spot? WALK if you can and check angles for different perspectives. Will this look good in black and white?  When WB has gone crazy. FORGET about other photographers who are there shooting, NEVER EVER compare your work or look small because of your gear. Focus.

Sharing some of my ideas when I took the image.

mona-27

Adding space gives room. Audience will have an idea that she was walking from that space.

mona-287

Slow shutter speed. Gives motion in a 2D image.

mona-92

Negative space. adds to composition. Gives more focus to subject.

mona-101

That moment. when she dances.

mona-125

Entices the crowd.

mona-132

The only time she posed like this.

mona-137Closes her eyes, hits the note. space to add to composition.

mona-146

One of her signature.

mona-142

Growl.

mona-140

Smiles with her eyes during one of her songs.

mona-267
l
ighting is different yet dramatic.

mona-279

Surf ROCK!

mona-309-Edit

Entices the crowd.

mona-318

Lighting. very dramatic.

mona-413

Spot light. colour and contrast.

mona-447

Moment.

mona-248

Moment.

mona-468Does Gangnam and still look this beautiful.

mona-475

mona-558-Editproof that I was there.

mona-533-Edit

Socialize. Know the people behind it all. Special people that makes everything a success.

mona-492
and lastly, never ever forget to have fun.

Advertisements

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s