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Weekly Photography Challenge – Music

This week’s photography challenge topic is MUSIC!


Try to capture the essence of the music. Here, Daniel Champagne performs live at the 2016 Illawarra Folk Festival. His performance is heavily based around his guitar, and I sought to capture that. © Caz Nowaczyk.

Music can cover so many things. You can go out and shoot live performances by musicians, crowds at a gig, or photograph musical instruments or sheet music as part of a still life composition.

They can be color, or black and white. They can be a small part of a wider composition or you can focus in on their fine details – the decision is yours! Try using negative space, or simply capture the action, emotion and atmosphere.

So, check out these pics to give you some ideas, have fun, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!


You can take close ups of instruments and sheet music or capture the action. 2016 Illawarra Folk Festival © Caz Nowaczyk

Check out some of the articles below that give you tips on this week’s challenge.

Tips for Shooting MUSIC

Tips for How to Photograph a Rock Concert or Show

11 Ideas for More Unique Concert Photos

Tips for Doing Concert Photography like a Pro

10 Must-Have Camera Settings for Concert Photography

How to Photograph a Concert From the Cheap Seats [With a Point & Shoot]

Your Guide to Posing Bands in Photography

How to Photograph Bands in Bars – Equipment


Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer, upload them to your favorite photo-sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge.

Share in the dPS Facebook Group

You can also share your images in the dPS Facebook group as the challenge is posted there each week as well.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites – tag them as #DPSmusic to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

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Caz Nowaczyk
Caz Nowaczyk

– the dPS Managing Editor, lives in Wollongong, Australia and has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, and designer in her business, Exposure Arts and Media, for 15 years. Her background extends to Digital Content Management, and Editorial Design. In her spare time, she composes music as Dreamgirl and the Motorist. Since the age of 12, she knew she would be a photographer – the other stuff came as a surprise!