Warren talks about how he started and his journey through photography and what led him to doing what he does now. Warren describes what it’s like being a Live Music Photographer, how to get started in Music Photography, how to apply and get press/photo accreditation and hints and tips on how to get great live music images with examples of his own work.

About Warren

Born in Widnes, Cheshire Warren has a vast photographic background. His love of photography started as a teenager back in the mid70’s. In his working life, he spent over 20 years as a Police Photographer with Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire and British Transport Police. He has photographed many things most people would never see in a lifetime. He left the police in 2006 and started working freelance and for a couple of years had his own studio in Widnes.

Now he is mainly seen photographing live music, festivals and gigs and due to his residency at his local music venue “The Studio” has made some great contacts and friends on the local music scene. He is also on the photographic team at “Getintothis” a Liverpool Music Web magazine and blog. He has shot artists such as Van Morrison, Blink 182, The Happy Mondays, The Libertines, Erasure, Billy Ocean, The Human League and has covered festivals such as Africa Oye, Liverpool International Music festival, Liverpool Sound City and Creamfields.

He runs classes in photography for the young people at “The Studio” and has had solo exhibitions both at “The Studio” and “The Catalyst” Museum in his local town Widnes. He has also held three sold out Gig Photography workshops with Fujiholics.

Although he is now only a part time photographer his love of what he does has grown. He has been shooting with Fujifilm X series cameras for a many years now.

He loves the family feel and the renewed enthusiasm Fujifilm has brought to his work.


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