I specialise in musician photography in London and photograph musicians and people involved with music, including classical musicians, jazz trombonists, acoustic guitar duos, rock bands, piano teachers, conductors, girl bands and singing coaches. I work with individual musicians and also do band photography.
These images are typically used on websites, promotional material, album covers, iTunes artwork, Spotify and in programmes.
Your shoot can be arranged in my studio, on location or during a performance.
After your music photography shoot, I will edit your images and supply web and print ready shots so that they can then be easily used on websites and in print if needed.
Musician Photography Tips
If you’re a musician who wants to get the most out of their photography session, these tips will ensure you have an enjoyable shoot, and get lots of photos you like:
- Bring your personality to the shoot. Try to get into the same mindset that you have on stage and hold that feeling when your photos are taken so that as well as capturing your physical appearance, your photos also display your character.
- Bring two or three different outfits because then a range of music portraits can be created with different looks. You’ll then have a set of images which can be used in different situations.
- Do whatever you need to do to relax before the shoot.
- Ensure you look your best, and don’t have a late night out the night before!
How I Photograph Musicians
Generally, experienced musicians tend to be fairly comfortable in front of the camera, because being a performer means you have a personality type that is not shy to stand up and be looked at! Musicians that have just graduated or are in the earlier stages of their career, may not be quite so comfortable having their photo taken.
Whatever your comfort level with being photographed, I’ll work with you so you get exactly what you want out of the shoot. If you’re totally confident and have lots of ideas, send them to me before our session and we can work together to make them come to life. On the other hand, if you’re less sure about what you need we can talk about how you will use the photos so that I can take photos that work for you. I can help you during the shoot as well.
The location we choose is important to the overall look of your photos, therefore we will decide whether to use my studio or to work on location. What you wear and bring to the shoot is paramount, so I can help with that too if needed but you probably have your own ideas.
As the session progresses I’ll show you images so we can adapt the look based on your feedback. Usually I’ll create photos to give a range of looks so you have good variety because you might need that later, and we’ll make sure the photos are fitting your brief.
After the shoot, I’ll send you a gallery of photos for you to make your final selections for retouching, and those will be the images you can use.
Contact Me About Your Shoot
If you’d like to ask any questions about creating your music photos, then just send me an email using the form below, or call me on 07779082909. I work from a studio in Kennington, London; one stop on the Northern Line from Waterloo, or I can work on location.
by Andrew Mason