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Shoot From The Pit: Live Concert Photography Workshops

Ever wanted to photograph a live concert next to the band's tour photographer, right in the photo pit?

David Bergman is now making this once-in-a-lifetime photography experience a reality. Spend the afternoon backstage learning the "tricks of the trade" that he has picked up during his 25+ years as a working professional photographer. Then shoot the show that evening from unique locations around the venue including inside the photo pit, where your hands will touch the stage and you'll feel the power of 15,000 screaming fans behind you.

Each workshop is limited to just five photographers, so don't wait to register.

Now you can live the life of a working tour photographer.

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September 23, 2019
SHOOT FROM THE PIT: Exclusive Live Concert Photography Workshops To Be Offered by Renowned Tour Photographer DAVID BERGMAN on Actual Arena Concert Tour

"David is not only one of the finest photographers we've ever worked with, but he's the kind of guy you can be comfortable hanging around with in any environment. At the end of the day, the work speaks for itself. His photos are a work of art." - Jon Bon Jovi

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NEW YORK (Sept. 23, 2019) - Photographers who've dreamed of shooting a live concert from the photo pit can now have this once-in-a-lifetime experience during an actual arena tour, while learning from one of the best concert shooters in the business, when renowned tour photographer DAVID BERGMAN arrives in local arenas across the country this fall on his latest concert tour assignment.

Best known for his world travels as Bon Jovi's official tour photographer for nearly a decade, Bergman is offering this unique experience to just five people in every city who sign up for his new SHOOT FROM THE PIT live concert workshop on the Luke Combs "Beer Never Broke My Heart" arena tour. Bergman's work has been published on album covers, billboards, and in nearly every major magazine. In addition to Bon Jovi, Bergman has made portraits of artists including 50 Cent, Jared Leto, and Pete Wentz, and has shot tour photos for Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, and Gloria Estefan.

The first five people who register for SHOOT FROM THE PIT will have the rare opportunity to spend a full day living the life of a working tour photographer, while learning the "tricks of the trade" that Bergman has picked up during his 25+ years as a working professional photographer. They will shoot the show that evening from unique locations around the venue, including inside the photo pit, where their hands will touch the stage, and they can feel the power of 15,000 screaming fans behind them.

"There's no feeling in the world like photographing a live performance from the foot of the stage, in front of the first row," says Bergman. "I get emails from photographers of all skill levels who want to be in the photo pit at a big arena concert. That opportunity has rarely existed for anyone except the official tour photographer, until now. I'll teach you proper photo techniques and etiquette for working a show, and you'll have the whole night to make awesome pictures that you can be proud of."

The day starts at 2pm, where they meet up with Bergman backstage at the arena. While the crew is setting up for that night's show, Bergman will teach the photographers everything they need to know about concert photography, including proper photo gear, nailing exposures in changing lighting conditions, the photo business, setting up remote cameras, how to work with the crew and celebrities, and so much more.

They will also get a peek at the tour buses and scout the venue to make a plan for that evening's shoot. Right before the show, they'll eat dinner with the crew at backstage catering, and when the music starts, head out to the pit to start shooting, side by side with Bergman, constantly on the prowl for unique angles that no one else can get. And of course, they'll go home with lots of powerful images and an experience they'll never forget.

To register and learn more, go to www.shootfromthepit.com.

There are only five spots per concert, and they will go quickly. Don't miss out on your opportunity to "SHOOT FROM THE PIT!"

Join tour photographer David Bergman. Live - and learn - his dream job shooting major arena concerts. SHOOT FROM THE PIT workshops will be held along the Luke Combs tour in the following cities:

Fri Sept 27 - Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington, IL
Sat Sep 28 - Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
Fri Oct 4 - Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
Sat Oct. 12 - Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
Sat Oct 19 - Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
Sat Oct 26 - Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
Sat Nov 2 - Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
Fri Nov 8 - Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, AZ
Sat Nov 16 - Rocket Mortgage Field, Cleveland, OH
Fri Nov 22 - Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
Sat Nov 23 - PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

ABOUT DAVID BERGMAN:
David Bergman is a New York based music, portrait, and sports photographer and is a Canon Explorer of Light - one of the highest honors achievable by a professional photographer. With more than 25 years of professional experience, David has photographed over a thousand concerts. He is currently Luke Combs' official tour photographer and spent the last decade on the road with Bon Jovi - for whom he has produced three coffee table photo books. In addition to his other celebrity clients, David has 13 Sports Illustrated covers to his credit, and his high-resolution GigaPan of President Obama's first inaugural speech was viewed by over 30 million people. His photos have been featured in almost every major publication around the world. David is an engaging and passionate public speaker and educator who hosts educational web series, including Ask David Bergman and Two Minute Tips with David Bergman. Before moving to New York City in 2001, David was a photojournalist on staff at the Miami Herald and covered news and sports events around the world.

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