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Shoot From The Pit: Music Photography Workshops

Ever wanted to learn from a real music photographer? Now you can!

Canon Explorer of Light and tour photographer David Bergman offers various workshops throughout the year. Some teach you how to make a portrait of a band from beginning to end, while others give you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “shoot from the pit” at a real concert. You’ll have the unique opportunity to get photo instruction, critiques and lessons backstage, and then will shoot the show from locations and angles that were previously available only to the band’s tour photographer.

Whichever workshop you select, 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. It’ll be a lot of fun, and you’ll leave with plenty of new information, confidence, and great images.

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SHOOT A REAL CONCERT

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

SMALL GROUP SETTINGS

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

WORLD CLASS PHOTO INSTRUCTION

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

TOP PHOTO GEAR

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

SINGLE-DAY & MULTI-DAY EVENTS

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.

ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS

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

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Four Day Live Concert and
Portrait Photography Master Class

September 29 – October 3, 2018 • Bristol, RI

This is our most complete, totally immersive music photography workshop. You’ll spend four days learning, shooting pictures, and having a blast with music and portrait photographer David Bergman at an intimate music festival in beautiful Bristol, Rhode Island. Our friend Pat McGee hosts this event every year for some of his biggest fans, and you will have all access, giving you the unique opportunity to photograph the events while taking your photo skills to new heights.

PHOTOS FROM PAST WORKSHOPS

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR


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.

Visit David’s website at
DavidBergman.net

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