At what events / occasions did you shoot the most images?

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Moti Veteran Member • Posts: 8,495
Re: Music festivals

Mark_A wrote:

Moti wrote:

My wife and I specialise in music and stage photography, mainly for classical, jazz and blues concerts. Our biggest yearly event is a chamber music festival in Belgium that lasts two weeks.

Hi Moti, I think I have seen your site before, are you not the couple that claim silent photography so as not to disturb the musicians? My gear is not ideal for such work, my shutter sadly sounds like a small guilliotine

Yes. Silent cameras is a big advantage for us especially when shooting classic music. This is one of the reasons that convinced us to switch from dslr gear to m-43.

During this festival we shoot master classes, rehearsals, concerts and receptions. We usually star shooting at 08:45 for the classes and the rehearsals and end after midnight on concert days followed by receptions.

This year, we shot about 9,000 photos altogether, from which about 2,800 photos were kept. We shoot only raw and we never use burst, anticipation is the name of the game. This is maybe the explanation for the high keepers rate. We shoot this festival for already 12 years so many things get into routine and are easy to anticipate.

I will go and have a look at your website because it will probably answer the questions, are you pro? how do you connect your images with your clients? and the suchlike.

Well, I don't like to use the term pro because it has no hexact sense. I prefer to call myself a working photographer. The images to the clients are usually posted on web galleries from which they can order.

eta, yes I just looked at your site, it seems you have your special niche with musicians. Nice website.

Thank you. Yes it is a niche because we are working with some of the greates musicians in the world.

Working as a team of two, allows us to split, so on days without concerts, my wife does the shooting and I stay in the hotel room doing the processing mainly with Lightroom.

It must be pleasant that you can work with your wife as a team.

Indeed it is because both of us also love music.




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