When shooting a live show on assignment, it’s important to go in knowing who the principle band members are and whether or not they perform with a larger ensemble when touring. While it’s good to photograph as many of the artists as possible, it’s probably more important to your editors that you focus on the main band members. Keep tabs on the health of the band beforehand so that you’re not surprised by substitutions to the lineup due to injury or illness.

  1. Chris is right here. This just happened to me shooting in Texas. The Headliner lost the tour so I had to shoot all the other badass bands, but I was getting paid for the headliner. Ah…no pics no $$.

    Bummer!

    Good Advice Chris!

  2. chrisowyoung

    Dude that sucks!

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