Hit the Stage & Shoot The Stars

How To Become A
Rockstar Photographer…

…is your ultimate source to your music photography career. I wish I had had this knowledge when I started out and the information you´ll find here will save you years of making the same concert photography mistakes that I made. I will start from scratch and cover everything you need to know about Rockstar Concert Photography:

  • How do I start my career as Rockstar Concert Photographer?
  • What camera gear do I need to get awesome results even when I am a beginner on a budget?
  • What camera settings should I use in front of the stage to get the kick ass shots?
  • How do I get press accreditation?
  • What are the rules in the photopit?
  • How do I reach the “next” level to become a professional music photographer?
  • How do I earn money in the music industry?

Getting Started Here!

Concert Photographer - Matthias Hombauer

…With A Little Help From Matthias Hombauer

I’m Matthias Hombauer. I spent years as a frustrated Ph.D. student until I discovered my passion for concert photography and found a way to become a professional live music photographer with no training! Click here to learn more about me.

Concert Photography Portugal The Man

Matthias has shot us a couple times now, both portraits and live. He is a talented photographer, easy to work with but most important of all, he is a good person.

Portugal. The Man
Concert Photography Shantel

Matthias Hombauer was the first photographer to capture the spirit, beauty and unique style of SHANTEL & THE BUCOVINA CLUB ORKESTAR. I tried very hard to find someone with his touch, but nobody could. I loved rockers and anarchy and romance. The photographs speak for themselves…

Concert Photography Fink

We had a great show in Vienna at WUK, and when we saw Matthias Hombauer’s photographs we felt they captured something really special from the gig. In particular, Matthias made it look like an exciting gig to watch – which we all hoped it was! The wide-angle shot is one of our favorite live shots from the whole tour. We’re very glad Matthias was there to capture the moment. Respect.

Concert Photography I Heart Sharks

It’s a rare talent to fit all of the energy and tension of a live performance through the glass of a lens and into print, many a moment sadly becoming a casualty of bad translation in a day and age where everyone carries a camera in their pocket. Matthias possesses this talent, and has allowed us a rare insight into how our concerts must look through the eyes of a spectator.

Concert Photography Erica Nockalls

Matthias has the rare and very much appreciated combination of being both professionally calm yet politely instructional simultaneously. His enthusiasm is infectious and his patience exceptional. Matthias works at an impressive pace and he knows when he has ’the shot’! I felt like I was in very safe hands and I genuinely can’t wait to shoot with Matthias again. It was a pleasure.

Erica Nockalls