Awesome Live Concert Photos

Awesome Live Concert Photos

Shooting live performances is not always easy. Sometimes the lighting is bad (sometimes its much worse than that), sometimes your angle is not too interesting, and sometimes people in the crowd can get in the frame and kill a good catch. But sometimes you're exactly in the right spot with the right lens; and with the right timing you can capture a perfect action shot of the performer, or of his fans. Check out these great live concert photos found on Flickr and let us know which are your favorites.

In case you missed it, check out our behind the scenes video featuring one of the best concert photographers in the world - David Bergman.


Muse @ Wembley Stadium 10th Sep
Photo: crazybobbles.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2009
Photo: Jon Behm.

REFUSED / Dennis Lyxzén
Photo: Ronan THENADEY.

Untitled
Photo: Aurora Demasi.

Metallica at Rock Werchter 2009 ♫♪
Photo: Christian Holmér.

Mikko Salovaara
Photo: Hani Amir.

A Day To Remember
Photo: Matt Vogel.

Miss Sarajevo
Photo: Hannah.

Manolo García | 4
Photo: Manolo Toledo.

Los Tiki Phantoms @ Vans Music Night 2008, Barcelona
Photo: Hara Amorós.

mika
Photo: Sergei Yahchybekov.

Meshuggah
Photo: Mathieu EZAN.

Hands in the air - in concert (CC)
Photo: Martin Fisch.

Stevie Wonder
Photo: Noam.

Luke LaLonde
Photo: KRISTOFER BRAND.

Iggy and The Stooges - Iggy Pop
Photo: Mathieu EZAN.

Restart
Photo: VITORAUGUSTO.

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This makes an interesting case FOR using watermarks on photos - when they are likely to be reblogged and shared. Thankfully the editor put link backs, but that's not always the case.

I'm a concert photographer and I always struggle on deciding on how big and where to put my watermarks on my photos. I KNOW for a fact that my photos get reblogged...

Awesome set of photos in this post!

I usually get around ~100-200 views per picture on Flickr, and even then my concert photos ( even some portraits, funniest was a pretty high traffic mens blog who used a photo when describing mens haircuts haha ) get used on music blogs, sometimes with a link, sometimes not. Often have to use google image reverse search to find out. Hell, one of my portraits got posted by a big tumblr blog and got close to 5000 reblogs. 

If you ever end up on Reddit or Imgur where there is a good chance for a lot of views, but little chance for a link, then a watermark could be especially useful. Of course the issue then becomes if it's a watermark that could easily be cropped / cloned out or not, and if you see watermarks as protection or marketing.

I feel you. I hate watermarks....almost as much as I hate seeing my photos used without credit.

I think the guy who wrote this post knows a thing or two about having photos used without permission

Noam Galai's picture

yup... true ;)

hey anyone knows where you can get hold of that translucent sphere? or how its called?

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