Equipment Suggestions for a Beginner whose Target is to Shoot Rock Concerts

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mostlyboringphotog Veteran Member • Posts: 9,515
Re: Equipment Suggestions for a Beginner whose Target is to Shoot Rock Concerts

shriekyphantom wrote:

mostlyboringphotog wrote:

shriekyphantom wrote:

beagle1 wrote:

shriekyphantom wrote:

Good day!

I was inspired to start studying photography after watching many rock concerts (live and Blu-rays) and seeing some pictures of those concerts which were taken by the official photographers. Unfortunately, I don't have any knowledge in photography but I have already started reading and watching some videos for the basic information.

As stated in the title, my ultimate goal is to shoot photos like those in rock concerts but I am not aiming to become a professional photographer. Just being able to shoot pictures like those is enough for me.

Here are some of the pictures that I was talking about:

With that being said, can someone recommend me a good camera and lens that will suit my current status? Right now, after buying a camera, I am planning to practice first on landscapes since they don't change much in a short period of time.

As for the budget, I really can't say exactly how much but as much as possible, I want it to be cheap but at the same time, I can use it easily for my ultimate goal.

Thank you!

with a press pass - Canon R5 or R6 - 24 - 70 lens

I will consider this.

Thank you!

Have you tried to take any photo at a rock concert?

Are you asking me? If yes, then, no.

Can't even take any photos through phones since almost all concerts I've been to are Japanese concerts where they don't allow any kind of photography.

So I gather you take photos with your phone - if your phone can run some photo app, it will let you set some parameters like a camera and can start learning photography that way.

You can start learning photography with the top equipment and nothing wrong with that. But if you become more knowledgeable in photography, you will get to choose the camera that works better for you.

My concern is that you take some of the recommended gear and think you can take photo like the phone and get frustrated with the result and give up because you believe the camera should get you the image you envision. It's really the practice and the skill that will get you what you want.

Anyways, I did not mean to be discouraging and wish you the best.

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