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Fstoppers | Behind The Scenes | David Bergman Photographs Bon Jovi

This is what every music photographer aspires to achieve. Follow along as Fstoppers goes behind the scenes with professional sports and concert photographer David Bergman as he takes us backstage at the New Meadowlands Stadium with one of the biggest bands in the world. David shares his equipment setup, talks about gaining tour access to produce compelling concert photographs, and meets with the band. Check out more of David's work at http://www.davidbergman.net and http://prints.Tourphotographer.com, See more Behind the Scenes videos at www.Fstoppers.com.

Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae

During 1975 and 1976, renowned underground photo-journalist Kim Gottlieb, and her husband, Island publicity head Jeff Walker, documented what is now widely recognized as the Golden Age of Reggae. Over two years of historic trips to Jamaica and exclusive meetings in Los Angeles, Kim took iconic photographs of the artists who would go on to define the genre and captivate a generation.

Jim Marshall Presentation


Noted Photographers


This page contains links to the web sites or porfolios of legendary music photographers. These sites are packed with terrific photographs, knowledge from years of experience, and nuggets of wisdom you cannot get anywhere else.

Wanted: Young European Music Photographers!

Popview is the European platform for musicphotographers younger than 35. Every year, photos of the seven best photographers can be seen in an exhibition. The selection is done by an international team of photographers and curators.

The exhibition will open during the Eurosonic Noorderslag musicfestival (Groningen, Holland) in the Noorderlicht Photogallery (Groningen), and can be seen for a month.

Doug Menuez - Survival as a Freelancer

This is the opening paragraph from an EP article and interview with Doug Menuez.

To survive the creative, economic and emotional chaos of a life in photography your career must be designed for longevity. To achieve longevity, you must reconcile the conflict between what you shoot for money and what you love to shoot. Ideally, you get paid to shoot exactly what you love to shoot, every day. Reaching this nirvana requires making tough choices, a careful business strategy and attention to basic business practices. (Or be super talented/lucky, born wealthy or marry a brilliant business manager.