Worcester Music Festival is once again putting on its successful live music photography tutorial run by three local photography experts, Joe Singh, Mark Hoy and Steve Johnston.

The workshop will take place this Sunday (28th July) at Worcester Arts Workshop between 1-4pm and aims to help both beginners and experienced photographers to enhance their skills in preparation for Worcester Music Festival’s annual Photography Competition.

Worcester Music Festival’s live music photography workshop is open to up to 30 people of any age who enjoy capturing live music in original photos.

With no previous experience other than being able to use a camera necessary, participants will move from an introductory session on techniques, theory and equipment to practicing with live bands Calm Like A Riot and 11:11. Mark, Steve and Joe will then provide a post-production review, with the possibility of giving tips for the competition they will be judging.

Mark Hoy, one of the three workshop leaders, is a previous winner of the photography workshop and, as well as Joe and Steve, a judge for this year’s photography competition. He can often be seen hiding behind a camera at local gigs, has had photos published in Brumlive and by the BBC and also enjoys band, portrait and family photography.

Music photographer Joe Singhregularly shoots for the BBC, is resident photographer for the Swan Theatre and has been a musician for over 20 years, while Steve Johnston has been published in Guitarist magazine, has previously won Gibson Guitar’s Sonisphere Festival photo competition and was shortlisted in the NME photo awards.

For more information, visit https://www.worcestermusicfestival.co.uk/photography-workshop/, or joint the Facebook Group on www.facebook.com/groups/258730694235522/.

To book a place, email photo@worcestermusicfestival.co.uk with your name and email address, camera make / model, specifying if it’s a compact or a dSLR. Also state whether you have taken photos at a gig before, whether you have entered Worcester Music Festival’s photography competition before and what you’d like to get out of the workshop.

Participants need to bring a digital SLR or compact camera with memory cards – no camera phones – plus optional extras such as lenses, flash, laptop and ear plugs.

To see the full line-up of bands and artists playing at Worcester Music Festival 2013 from August 30 to September 1, visit www.worcestermusicfestival.co.uk. You can also follow the festival Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

Words by Luciana Blaha

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