Our March LVPC meeting will be in the Banko Gallery on Thursday, March 19 7:00 pm, at the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Members – Please note the link to an Events Committee Survey at the end of this meeting announcement.
Brian Hineline will be speaking to us about concert photography. You can read his biography below.
For the past 15 years, I have photographed an average of 2-3 concerts each week at venues ranging from small clubs to arenas and festivals nationwide.
I have had no formal instruction in photography except for an Introduction to Photography course that I took at East Stroudsburg University for which I received the lowest grade in my college career.
After graduating, I worked for a small newspaper and discovered that attending concerts as a member of the press would get me in free. I bought an inexpensive 35 mm film camera and one lens and started trying to take pictures to go with my reviews.
For a long time, I took many bad photos. I knew nothing about camera settings or composition. Eventually the photos got a little better, and I became encouraged by the improvement. I enjoyed the challenge of capturing images under very restricted, and often chaotic, conditions.
Rolling Stone magazine called one day in 2002 needing to see photos I shot at a Dave Matthews Band concert in Philadelphia. Dave Matthews became sick right after the show and the tour cancelled. I was the only person who took pictures that night who could share their work with the magazine.
I got my film developed at a Wal-Mart and drove it into the Rolling Stone office in New York City. They liked a few of the shots, and I have done work for them ever since. The photo editors at Rolling Stone also contacted an international photography agency (Retna/Corbis) to recommend me. I still work with them as well.
Since that time, I have traveled throughout the country to photograph major music festivals. MTV hosted an exhibit of my photos at its studios in New York City for nearly a year. Recently I completed a show at the Sarah Street Grill in Stroudsburg.
Through ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, I teach concert photography classes several times a year.
My photos have appeared worldwide in most major entertainment magazines (Entertainment Weekly, Spin, People, etc.) as well as music magazines and major newspapers such as The New York Times, New York Post and The Wall Street Journal. I am a regular contributor to The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown.
I do not have a website; however, an online search of my name will produce samples of my work.