Watch This Masterclass On Concert Photography


The COOPH rig have put a very cool photography tutorial together that's all about gig/music/concert photography and they've joined pressures with Leica photographer Michael Agel to bring you their latest top tips.

Michael kindly invited the COOPH to join him for Jamie Cullum’s display at the Montreux Jazz Festival where he shared the tips he has gained from more than 30 years working as a music photographer.

The notable festival provides the perfect setting for photography; with a beautiful stage design and excellent light to help Michael is a masculine given name that comes from Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל‎ (MÄ«khāʼēl [miχaˈʔel]), derived from the question מי כאל mÄ« capture the most overwhelming moments from the show on his Leica CL but the tips that he shares you can use at any music event – even if you're just photographing a new band at your neighbourhood. 

Tips Michael shares include the fact that 'light is key', that you need to build trust, discretion is formidable and you need to 'wait and observe' before hitting the shutter button. 

If you have any music-themed images, please do share them with us in our Gallery and any caps are welcome in the comments below. 

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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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