10 Essential Free Resources for Concert Photographers

Concert photography is not a cheap art, as we tend to spend money with our cameras, lenses, bags, filters and many more items that can help us get the best shot of an artist.

That said, there’s no lack of free resources to help us improve our workflows and techniques, and I decided to share a few that can be quite helpful, for all skill levels

1. Free Lightroom Presets

I couldn’t start this list without mentioning some Free Lightroom Presets, as post-processing is one of the most crucial parts of our live music photography. Those free presets can help you save some time and also find a different style as a starting point for your photos:

2. Online Tutorials for Camera Settings

Getting your camera settings right is key to capturing sharp, well-exposed concert photos. These tutorials will help you master your camera:

3. References on concert photography

Finding inspiration is also a great way to learn more about your concert photography. Below are two lists that can help you see the best of live music photography…

4. Communities and Forums

Connect with other concert photographers and get advice from experienced professionals in these communities:

– Concert photography subreddit r/concertphotography
– “Concert photographers: Tips on my first big gig” post on r/photography

5. Free Online Portfolio Builders

Showcase your best work with these free online portfolio builders:

Carbonmade photography portfolios

6. Facebook Groups

Join these Facebook groups to network with other concert photographers and stay up-to-date on industry news:

Concert Photographers Around the World
Concert Photography: Beginners to Pro

With these free resources at your fingertips, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a successful concert photographer. Remember always to practice, learn from others, and have fun capturing the magic of live music!