One might assume that concert photography is easy. In fact concert photography is one of the most challenging fields in photography. The photographer has to consider variable lighting where the lighting is constantly changing from one moment to the next. Consideration must also be made for low lighting, as flash is not allowed at performances, it is neither desired as a good photograph for a musical performance either.
Phantom Photography uses specialized “fast” lenses, which are needed for this type of specialized photography.
Concert photographers normally have a time limit on how long they can shoot also. The norm in the industry is “First three songs; no flash.” Setting time limits on a shoot can also be a challenge when there are several musicians on stage and you are trying to concentrate on producing a great portrait of each one of them.
Concert photography is also a challenge because the subjects are moving around. It can be a challenge to compose the shot and keep it in focus in anticipation of releasing the shutter at the right moment to capture an on-stage portrait.
These are the challenges Phantom Photography has been working with for over thirty years and over this course of time has become well polished in the art of concert photography and well known in the industry among publishers and artists alike.
Phantom Photography has been conducting artist interviews since 2003. As host of the Metal Masters television show, artist interviews were an integral part of the show and were a great introduction to the art of celebrity interviews for Phantom Photography. Artist interviews take a tremendous time of research and planning. Careful consideration is made to ask relevant questions related to current activities in a professional and concise manner (with a little humor thrown in at times to make it fun).
Aside from the on-the-air interviews, Phantom Photography interviews and photographs have been published in such magazines as Southbound Beat Magazine, 22nd Century Rock Magazine, Garage Radio Magazine and Caustic Truths Magazine. Interviews and photographs have also been published internationally with Road To Jacksonville in France.