VIDEO MUSIC CREDIT - ARTIST SOY IS REAL.
CAPTURE STELLAR PERFORMANCES EVERY DAY, MAKE CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY YOUR CAREER
We’ll equip you with the skills, industry knowledge and contacts you need to get your foot in the door of this exciting and rapidly-growing field. Concert photography is one of the most exciting and challenging genres of photography out there, as it requires split-second timing, an understanding of the music, and a keen eye for capturing the perfect shot.
The MGH Music Photography Materclasss is one of the leading photography courses available today. The course is taught by renowned music photographer Michelle Grace Hunder, who has over ten years of experience and has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. “People have often asked me they wished an online course existed! And now it does!”
Make your art your career today.
As a budding concert photographer, you’ll face many challenges on your journey. You’ll face technical challenges, like how to take great photos in low light conditions and how to get the perfect angle. You’ll also face creative challenges, like how to make your photos stand out from the crowd.
What sets professional music photographers apart from amateurs is the ability to rise to these challenges and produce stunning, original photos that capture the energy and excitement of a live performance.
WHAT YOU GET
The MGH Music Photography Materclasss will give you the skills and confidence you need to take on these challenges head-on. I’ll teach you how to take amazing photos, how to edit them to perfection, and how to get your work seen by the people who matter most.
It will show you how to turn your desirability of working with people you love in an exciting industry around people that are big into your dream business. Some of the bands you shoot are the biggest bands in the world, it’s the dream job and it’s possible!
I’ll also give you an insight into the actual music industry, how it works and how you can make a career out of your concert photography! This is one of the most comprehensive concert photography courses available today. Plus, you receive lifetime access to the courses so that you can work at your own pace, and refer back to it when necessary.
Michelle Grace Hunder is a leading music photographer based out in Melbourne, Australia. With over 10 years of experience working as a music photographer, Hunder has worked alongside leading record labels Sony, Universal, Warner & RCA.
Renowned for being one of Australia’s leading music photographers, Hunder has multiple projects in the National Sound and Film Archive of Australia. She photographed world superstars including Billie Eilish and Drake, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and many more.
Michelle has turned her decade long industry expertise into an engaging, comprehensive music photography course that will help you build your dream career of being a concert photographer. From the basics, to press shots and getting paid, Michelle’s course covers everything you need to know to get started in the industry.
THIS COURSE WILL...
This course isn’t a get rich quick scheme. It’s the ultimate how-to guide to becoming a professional; concert photographer. You’ll receive all of the actionable steps, photography skills and insider knowledge you need to get started in this exciting and rapidly-growing field.
The MGH Music Photography Masterclass will take you from budding music photographer to having the knowledge to make it a profession, and can help you build a thriving concert photography business if you’re willing to work hard.
- We start from the beginning, what’s your why?
- 3 separate ways with breakdowns of how to get into the industry and how you can get access to a show to shoot the artist
- Shooting for publications
- Shooting for venues/promoters
- How to set goals (and how to reach them)
- How to be a resilient photographer and an insight into the industry
- Homework and PDF downloads
- Foundation skills
- Getting to know your gear and how to use it
- Tech tips & diagrams
- Actionable downloadable PDFs
- Actionable tasks to go over what was learnt
- Equipment & making the most of it
- Upgrading tips and tricks
- Lens distortion
- Camera bag checklist
- Example photos
- Actionable tasks
- How to work on your confidence when networking
- How to build a good reputation in the industry
- Effective communication recommendations
- Making educated decisions about pricing and shooting
- Being prepared and adaptable to change
SHOOTING THE SHOW:
- How to get access to smaller bands
- Actionable tasks
- How to approach venues
- Email templates
- Getting prepared for your first show
- Shooting in the raw (versus JPEG)
- Weapons (cameras) of choice for difference venues, lighting, focal lenses and more
- Access to the show and the shooting pit
- Backstage passes
- Shooting for publications versus the artists
- All things contracts
- General shooting etiquette
- AAA (show passes)
- What to do after the show
- What to do when things don’t go as planned at the show
- Managing drunk people (you’ll be surprised how many you encounter!)
- Working with sh*tty lighting, technical tips, example images, actionable tasks
- Shooting without a pit
- BONUS: creative shooting for live music with example images
- Lightroom: why it’s the best (in my opinion), basic tutorial, how to edit an image with presets
- Presets: what theta re, how to use them, the limitless possibilities when using them in editing
- Exporting images for different places
- File management & workflow + actionable items
- How to edit efficiently + bonus cheat sheet
- How to view your work objectively (this is often avoided but is so important)
- How to be critical (but constructive) of your own work + action task
- What to do & say after the show
- Photo usage
- How to send photos efficiently
- Reaching out to the artist/PR team
- Building a brand - you are your brand!
- Finding your voice while being authentic
- Setting up your social media & making yourself visible to others
- Being confident & authentic online
- Creating a good bio for people to learn about you
- Actionable tasks
- How to use social media to your advantage + the differences between each platform
- Building a solid portfolio on instagram
- Crediting your work
- Filing a DMS (unfortunately, sometimes this has to be done)
- How to take yourself seriously
- What you need and when you need it
- Insurance & accounting
- Business name + registration
- Website creation
- ABN registration
- Creating a business email (hello professionalism!)
- Public liability
- Actionable tasks to cover the important things
- Copyright, licencing, and disclaimers
- When you should seek legal advice from lawyers
- Fair use and when to pick your battles
- What to do when someone steals your photos
- Taling all thing budgets and how to discuss money with your clients
- Using a timeline, sticking to a deadline + actionable tasks
- Work, life + business balance
- How to get paid work
- What to charge in different situations
- Creative ways to get paid
- Things you should clarify when talking money
ARTIST PRESS SHOTS:
- What press shots are used for and examples
- Studios vs locations
- Matching the photo vibes to the music vibes
- Using a studio and elevating the lighting options with diagram examples
- Building your studio kit
- Creating the perfect one light setup
- Your reactive process from start to finish
- Unspoken rules
- Finding inspiration
- Getting creative with different lighting situations + actionable tasks
HOW IS THE COURSE PRESENTED?
The course features 9 modules, plus 3 bonus modules all delivered online. It also includes video lessons, PDF workbooks and bonus resources are included in each module, including free presets and tips on how to write professional emails to clients.
READY TO DIVE IN?
This is the only online music photography course that teaches you how to capture concerts like a pro, get your work published and turn your passion into a sustainable business. Plus, with lifetime access, you can work at your own pace and revisit the courses anytime you need a refresher.
It doesn’t matter if you’re starting from scratch or you’ve been taking photos for years, this Masterclass will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the industry and build a successful music photography business.
Our graduates have gone on to shoot for some of the biggest names in the music industry, and I’m confident that the course can help you reach your music photography goals too.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and let’s get started on building your dream career in music photography!
Such an amazing course for anyone wanting a career in Music Photography. If you are just starting out...you will gain sooooooo much insight into the industry. If you are experienced but want to take that next step in your career, this will be a fantastic refresher & also give you all the tools you need to run a successful business. Michelle has been so thorough and generous with sharing her extensive wealth of knowledge.
This is such a great course for anybody who's interested in upskilling their knowledge base and sharpening their direction in photography no matter what skill level. If you're just starting out, Michelle takes you through the basics of photography, and walks you through important steps that every photographer needs to know to further their understanding of the craft. For the more experienced, this will allow you to further evolve your business skills and will add great value to your overall understanding of the industry. From how to operate a camera, to understanding the importance of networking and mindset, this course is just what you need to level up.
2 Fridays ago I shared one of Michelle's photos to a buddy - they responded with "oh she's a legend. I did her course a few months back and it was a game changer". So naturally, I signed up and hooked in over the weekend. A day after I finished the course, I actually received a call from a circus act performing that week (NAFA - Townsville) who didn't have a budget for photography. I was surprised to have used the tips/notes I took so quickly and locked in the photoshoot. The course literally paid for itself within days!!
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.