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We're crazy about photos here at Friendsofcheese.com! We think its very important to capture the visual experiences at a concert. Thanks to all of the photographers who have submitted photos!

If you would like to submit photos, please read the following guidelines
  • Resize your photos to around 640x480 pixels
  • Use a naming scheme similar to this "YYYY-MM-DD-###.jpg" - Example: 2007-08-12-001.jpg
  • IMPORTANT! Include photrapher's name and Date/Location of show(s). Your photos will not be considered if this information is missing
  • Be realistic about the quality of your photos. Is it sharp, in focus, and properly exposed? (See photo tips below). We don't expect perfect photos, but lets be honest, nobody wants to see blurry or blown out photos
  • Not all photos are accepted. Don't take it personally, use it as motivation to make better images next time (See photo tips below)
  • Email photos to info [at] friendsofcheese dot com
  • Thanks for sharing!!


CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

Concert photography is very challenging! Ever notice that mob of photographers at the front of the stage, scrambling to make photographs for the first few minutes of a concert? Well, those folks are usually shooting with the very best equipment available, they're in the very best spot, closest to the band, and still struggling to make high quality photos. But don't be discouraged! Plenty of great photographs have been made on less than top-of-the-line cameras, in less-than-ideal conditions. Here's a few photo tips that might help you bring home better concert photos
  • NO FLASH! Thats right, forget about it! Aside from flash being banned in most venues, its incredibly disrespectful and distracting to the band and other fans around you. And, flash won't do you any good anyway, so don't be tempted. You might have to read your camera manual to figure out how to force the flash to not fire. Seriously, NO FLASH!
  • Get Close. Its no guarantee, but the closer you are, the better chance you have of capturing a sharp photo. Don't expect to get results from the 30th row with that point-and-shoot camera. But don't expect a warm welcome from the folks in the front row! Chances are, they waited in line for hours to get that spot, and they're not going to just let you waltz into their space. If they do let you in, get a shot and move on!
  • Speaking for moving on, do just that. Move around the venue. There's nothing more boring than fifty shots from the same exact vantage point. Sure, if you're only interested in capturing a couple of images, stay where your at, get your few shots, and put the camera away. But if you want to keep things interesting, move around a bit. It can also be fun to take in the vibe from different sections of the venue while you're at it. Win. Win.
  • Use the highest ISO available on your camera. ISO is a rating of film/sensor sensitivity. The higher the ISO, the better your camera will do in low light. If you don't know how to set ISO, read your camera's manual.
 

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