Chad Wadsworth Shooting Experience: Live Music Photography

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Live Music Photography with Sony Artisan of Imagery, Chad Wadsworth Shooting Experience


In collaboration with Resound, Sony Artisan Chad Wadsworth will lead an exclusive lecture + live concert shooting experience at two staple Austin venues, Empire Control Room & Garage and Parish. We’ll get down to the nitty gritty of what to expect when preparing to shoot a show or concert, some of the pitfalls that you'll want to avoid as well as the "must have" shots that you should always get. Chad will also cover etiquette and how to make sure you're courteous and unobtrusive with your craft.
Only those signed up to attend the lecture will have access to photograph the bands in the live shooting experience. Venue class spots are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Note: Chad AND Sony loaner gear will only be at Empire, NOT at Parish. Please note that the bands have the right to use your photos for promotional purposes—great exposure for a budding concert photographer!
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. - Classroom Session at Precision Camera on Anderson
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Arrive at venue of your choice (Parish or Empire Garage, (OUTSIDE), find parking on your own. Your name will on the guest list, no tickets to the shows are required. Please note, ALL photographers will meet at Empire Garage OUTSIDE to begin with. Up to 8 photographers can begin shooting Gimme Gimme Disco show at Empire Garage (OUTSIDE) at 8:30. Up to 5 photographers can then move inside to begin shooting Stop Light Observations at Empire Control Room (INSIDE) at 9 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m. - Show begins for shooting experience with Jenny and the Mexicats with El Combo Oscuro and Frederico7 at Parish (spots limited to 6 photographers)
  • 8:30 p.m. - Show begins for shooting experience for Gimme Gimme Disco (Disco DJ Night) at Empire Garage (OUTSIDE) (spots limited to 8 rotating photographers)
  • 9 p.m. - Show begins for shooting experience with Stop Light Observations at Empire Control Room (INSIDE) (spots limited to 5 photographers)
  • 9:30 p.m. (approx) - Photographers will rotate between inside and outside at Empire
Concepts Covered
• Light Management – Optimal aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings
• Key Shots - wide, medium and tight
• Telling the Story
• Etiquette - Making sure bands and venues want you back
• Getting the gigs
• Tips and Tricks
• Dealing with tough lighting scenarios — in the field and in your edits
Supplies Needed
• Camera and lenses
• Fully charged camera battery
• Empty memory card
Sony will provide loaner equipment for the photographers at Empire Control Room & Garage only at no cost. Gear must be returned to Sony Rep by 11pm. Registrants must bring a memory card.
Audience: Intermediate to advanced photographers who are new to live music photography or who want to build their concert photography portfolio with the guidance of a professional concert photographer.
About the Instructor


Deep in the heart of Texas, Austin based photographer Chad Wadsworth is nationally recognized for his compositions of all things music related. Over the past ten years, his live and reportage photography has been featured in numerous national print and online outlets. Chad is also a global Red Bull photographer, each month documenting hot emerging artist at venues throughout the South. With a background in analog photography, his affinity for the traditional medium greatly influences the unique signature of his digital work. 


This is a one-time class. Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class & Event Cancellations

Mock Wedding, West Texas Excursion, Special Events and One-Time Classes
You have up until seven days before a scheduled Mock Wedding, Hands on Concert Photography or big bend excursion to cancel and receive a full refund or to reschedule. If you do not show up for a class that we are only holding one time or a class that we hold rarely, your class registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund or to reschedule. We will not offer a reschedule attempt to individuals who don't show up to the Mock Wedding Workshop due to the high amount of resources required for that class.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund no later than two business days prior to the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored. Please note that class refunds are only issued during business hours, Monday through Friday.


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