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Shoot From The Pit: Live Concert Photo Workshops

Ever wanted to shoot from the photo pit at a real concert? Now you can!

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience with Canon Explorer of Light and tour photographer David Bergman. David is offering the unique opportunity to get photo instruction, critiques and lessons backstage at a show – culminating in a shoot from locations and angles that were previously available only to professional photographers.

You will learn everything from the basics of photographic exposure and composition, to the “tricks of the trade” and business skills that Bergman has used during his 25+ years as a working professional photographer with some of the biggest rock bands in the world.

You’ll leave with a lot of new information, confidence, and great images.

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We have partnered with top artists and music festivals to get you unprecedented access to photograph the shows.


Small group workshops guarantee individual attention and gives everyone enough room to shoot.


Learn directly from a professional, active tour photographer who has spent more than 25 years in the business.


Use top-of-the-line photo gear thanks to our friends at companies including Canon, Adorama, and Tenba.


Choose a single day workshop that culminates in a big concert, or immerse yourself in a multi-day festival with more time to learn and shoot.


Photographers of all skill levels are welcome from beginner to advanced professional.


Pat McGee’s Down The Hatch
May 30 – June 2, 2018

This is the most complete, totally immersive music photography workshop. You’ll spend four days learning and making pictures during a music festival in a gorgeous oceanfront setting on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Workshop topics include concert photography, lighting live events, portraiture, editing and post-processing, the business of photography, and more. These will not just be theoretical discussions. You will be photographing talented musicians in a real-world environment, while learning from a veteran music photographer.

This workshop is limited to five photographers and will sell out fast, so click here for more info and to register today.

Pitbull After Dark Party Cruise
*** This workshop has been postponed. Sign up to the email list for an announcement about an exciting new cruise workshop in the fall! ***

Spend four days on the high seas while getting a first class photo education! Thanks to our exclusive partnership with Sixthman, the leader in music cruises, you can now have an unforgettable, educational experience during a wild weekend with Pitbull on the Norwegian Jade from Miami to Nassau.

Throughout the 3-day cruise from Miami to Nassau, you will have multiple, intimate photo workshops with award winning photographer and photo educator David Bergman. You will also photograph concerts, have a photo walk in the Bahamas, and make an exclusive portrait of one of the musicians!

Limited to 10-15 photographers, this will sell out fast so click here for more info and to register today.



David Bergman
is a New York based music, portrait, and sports photographer and is a Canon Explorer of Light – one of the highest honors achievable by a professional photographer.

With more than 25 years of professional experience, David has photographed over a thousand concerts. He is the official tour photographer for Bon Jovi – for whom he has produced three coffee table photo books. In addition to his other celebrity clients, David has 13 Sports Illustrated covers to his credit, and his high-resolution GigaPan of President Obama’s first inaugural speech was viewed by over 30 million people. His photos have also been featured in almost every major publication around the world.

David is an engaging and passionate public speaker and educator who currently hosts Two Minute Tips with David Bergman, a popular weekly web series for photographers. Before moving to New York City in 2001, David was a photojournalist on staff at the Miami Herald and covered news and sports events around the world.

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