Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing the photography for a musician in London called Giles Hayter. Giles is a musician who plays the piano and instead of using a location with a piano he decided to bring his electronic pianic into the studio for his photography session. The shoot proceeded in a high energy kind of way, mainly due the the fact that we had the Rolling Stones on at full blast so Giles could play along to them. We calmed things down a but before taking some headshots and slighlty more sedate portrait photos.
The brief was to shoot Giles as if he were taking part in a performance, so I set the lighting up to look like that. He’s going to use the images to promote some performances he has coming up in London and elsewhere.
Here are four shots from the shoot:
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.
Typical uses of my musician photography is on websites, CVs, promotional material 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 which 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. As well as capturing your physical appearance, your photos should also display your character. Try to get into the same mindset that you have on stage and hold that feeling when your photos are taken.
Bring two or three different outfits, so that 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!
Contact Me About Your Musician Photography 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.