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How To Become A Rockstar Photographer Podcast with Matthias Hombauer

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HTBARP 34 John Raptis: Building Your Photography Brand

My guest today is Melbourne based music and street photographer John Raptis. John built a strong brand identity and we are going to focus on this important aspect in this epsiode. Nowadays it’s not enough to shoot only great photos, rather you have to build your own brand. Which is definitely not easy. Therefore we’ll talk about the best approach to get your first logo, the key ingredients every brand needs to have, how you can self-publish your photo books and what you need to take care...

Duration: 00:44:27

HTBARP 33 Jack Lue: Being The First Music Photographer Of Guns N Roses

In this episode, I am chatting with Jack Lue who started his music photography career as the first photographer of Guns N Roses back in the 80’s. Jack will share his stories back in the days of Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll, we’ discuss how the music business changed and why he shot all 73 bands on the Vans Warped tour in one day.

Duration: 00:46:34

HTBARP 32 Igor RockXposure Vidyashev: Building a Successful Music Photography Business

Today´s guest is Igor Vidyashev, better known under his brand name RockXposure: The fine art of Rock Photography. Igor is the ideal example of someone who found his passion later in life. In his earlier years, he was building nuclear cruisers and submarines in Russia and it took almost 50 years for him to realize that photography is his real mission in life and he successfully completing a formal education in prestigious New York Institute of Photography. In this interview, Igor will talk...

Duration: 01:06:20

HTBARP 31 Raul Soria Jr.: Being A Concert Photographer In Hawaii

In this episode, I sat down with Raul Soria Jr. to talk about the music photography scene in Hawaii. Is it really the paradise that I would have thought of? Beautiful beaches, pretty girls, and the cocktails? Raul gives us an insight into his world living on a small island and why a lot of rockstars play in small clubs whereas they normally perform on the big stages everywhere else. He’ll talk about meeting Kirk Hammett all the time and how the community of music photographers and promoters...

Duration: 00:55:08

HTBARP 30 Paul Miles: Writing a book about the best Sex Tips From Rock Stars

Today’s guest is Paul Miles, an Australian based music photographer. Back in the 90’s he was the first who built a webpage dedicated to his favorite band Mötley Crüe and is now known as world’s first #1 historian for the band. The band liked his page so much that they invited him to join their tours. In this episode, we’ll also talk about his two books “Sex Tips from Rock Stars” where musicians share their private stories and “Before I hit the stage”. To get more info about PaulMiles...

Duration: 00:58:18

HTBARP 29 Julian David Stone: Photographing The Police, U2 and Prince in the 1980's

This time I interviewed Julian David Stone about his adventures as concert photographer starting back in the 80s’. His approach to concert photography was a different one than most of us are going for He sneaked in his camera gear taped to his legs or hidden in a specially prepared navy coat. In our interview, he shares his favorite stories such as when he was hiding his lens in a big bottle of hairspray of his female friend to get into his equipment into a Prince concert and much...

Duration: 00:47:36

HTBARP 28 Ty Taylor: Singer of Vintage Trouble

I’m excited because today´s guest is the singer of Vintage Trouble Ty Taylor. I first met the band in the backstage area of the Ottawa Blues Festival back in 2014 when I was touring with Shantel. Then I was working with VT on stage in the front of 120 000 people when they were playing as support act of AC/DC in Austria and I got one of my most favorite shots from this memorable event. I wanted to have a look behind the curtains of a raising Rockband such as Vintage Trouble. How is it to...

Duration: 00:53:56

HTBARP 27 Todd Spoth: Working In The Music And Entertainment Industry

Todd Spoth is a Houston based music and entertainment photographer who is specialized covering Hip Hop music. Most of the interviews so far covered the Rock and Heavy Metal genre and therefore I thought why not interview a Hip Hop photographer. Todd client list includes brands such as Canon, Elle Magazine, Forbes, Fox Sports, NFL, Red Bull, The New York Times and he serves on the board of directors for the American Society of Media Photographers. So, this guy knows what he is talking...

Duration: 01:02:26

HTBARP 26 Silvy Maatman: Touring with Biohazard and Sick Of It All

Today’s guest is music photographer Silvy Maatman, She is touring with the most famous hardcore bands such as Sick of it all and Biohazard to name a few. Silvy is giving us a behind the scenes look when touring with those bands and she is going to reveal some of her crazy Rock N Roll stories.

Duration: 00:32:32

HTBARP 25 Scott Legato: Working With Getty Images

I had the pleasure to chat with Detroit based music photographer Mr. Scott Legato. In this episode, it´s all about shooting for an agency. And Scott is not working for any agencies but for the biggest out there: Getty Images. With more than 50 000 photos on Getty, Scott is one of the hardest working guys I know of. He will reveal his complete workflow and gives insights when working with an agency. Scott will teach how to sell your photos and his 3 rules every concert photographer should...

Duration: 00:42:10

HTBARP 24 Nici Eberl: Becoming a concert photographer starting from scratch.

In this epsiode, my friend Nici Eberl joins my show. She is a fellow Austrian photographer who moved to London and she was one of the first followers of my project HTBARP. Nici started from scratch and told me “I kept watching the photographers in the photo pit and dreamed of being one of them, but I never felt good enough and was too shy to present my work.” After following my project for a while and completing my academy her life changed dramatically and...

Duration: 00:56:58

HTBAR 23 Ebru Yildiz: Shooting A 75-Day Music Festival

My guest in this episode is Brooklyn based portrait and music photographer Ebru Yildiz. Ebru will talk about her approach when she is shooting portraits and I can guarantee you, it´s great stuff and you`ll learn a lot from her. She will give us a She will give us a behind the scenes look at her book „We´ve come so far“, a project where Ebru was working and shooting concerts for 75 days in a row! When I first heard about it, I couldn´t believe it. Imagine shooting concerts for 75 days in...

Duration: 00:59:08

HTBARP 22 Kenneth Sporsheim: Working for Metal Hammer

Today I have the pleasure to talk to Norwegian heavy metal photographer Kenneth Sporsheim. He is one of two photographers for the Nordic issue of Metal Hammer, and he is also the Nordic ambassador for brands like Pentax, Lexar and Lowepro. In this interview Kenneth reveals insights on working for one of the most prestigious Metal magazines, he shares awesome stories about taking Portraits of bands such as Turbonegro, Slayer or Anthrax and give tips on how you can become an ambassador for...

Duration: 00:52:32

HTBARP 21 Brian Friedman: Living Your Dream As Music Photographer

Today´s guest is New York based wedding and music photographer Brian Friedman. I first bumped into his name a couple of years ago when I was reading his article on F Stoppers on how he went from part time to full time music photographer. Brian shared his 7 top tips including “You have to believe in yourself. When you do this dreams can and do come true”. I totally agree on this, because I had similar experiences and therefore I wanted to have Brian on the show to discuss this topic in...

Duration: 01:09:25

HTBARP 20 Alan Hess: Writing 16 Photography Books

Today´s guest is San Diego based music photographer and author Alan Hess. He is the author of “All Access: Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography“ which was published in 2012 and is the first instructional book about concert photography. In total Alan published 16 photography books and in this interview, we’ll talk about the challenges as a music photographer, the complete process from starting writing to marketing his books and how he became part of the Photoshop World Instructor...

Duration: 00:58:37

HTBARP 19 Justin Sullivan: Founding Member Of New Model Army (NMA)

Today's guest is Justin Sullivan the driving force behind one of my favorite bands New Model Army. Having him on my podcast is a dream come true, and I am so grateful that he sat down with me to do this interview. The first time when I got to know New Model Army was when they were playing at the Forestglade festival in Austria. I was 15 years old and was fascinated by their music and their performance. Even my parents who picked me up from the concert liked their music and we visited New...

Duration: 00:50:14

HTBARP 18 William Selviz: How To Build Your Own Online Magazine

Welcome, today's guest is Toronto based Electronic Dance Music photographer William Selviz. I am really excited to have him on the show, cause we shared a similar story. William dropped out from school in order to live his passion and found his way into the entrepreneurial life. He founded an online music magazine called “rendrd” where he provides a platform for upcoming musicians, photographers, and writers to get their career going. In addition, he shapes the electronic music scene in...

Duration: 00:50:04

HTBARP 17 Brad Moore: The business of being a self-employed photographer

Today's guest is music photographer Brad Moore who started his career as an assistant for Joe Mc Nally and Scott Kelby. Brad learned all about lighting and photoshop and is one of the few who had worked with mentors such as Joe and Scott. So this guy definitely knows what he is talking about. In this interview, we’ll talk about transitioning from a job as an assistant with a monthly income to become a photography freelancer, the challenges when building your own brand and we talk about...

Duration: 01:04:00

HTBARP 16: Per Ole Hagen on a solution against rights grabbing photography contracts

In this episode, I´ll discuss with Per Ole Hagen how to deal with rights grabbing contracts and how the guys in Norway deal with those stupid restrictions. So, let´s think about it. When bands like FooFighters and Megadeath using rights grabbing contracts all over the world, but they drop them in Norway, we sure can learn from our colleagues. Therefore this interview can be the basis for a paradigm shift in the concert photography business. For me it´s important that you understand...

Duration: 00:46:19

HTBARP 15 Georgia Flynn: Building A Gig Photography Community (Shout About it)

Today's guest is Liverpool based music photographer and the founder of Shout about it Georgia Flynn. As a follower of my How To Become A Rockstar Photographer Project, you know that it´s all about supporting people in our concert photography community and help them get to the next level in their career. And this is exactly what Georgia is doing as well. With her project "Shout about it" she is helping photographers to promote their work online and right now she is building a worldwide...

Duration: 00:50:18

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