David Bergman is one of our favorite concert photographers. He has been in the industry for decades and in this Adorama video, he talks about how he started, how he works and what drives him to keep going after all these years.
Bergman didn’t want to be a photographer but rather a musician however one thing led to another and he started shooting for a newspaper in Maimi. in 2001 he moved to NY and started shooting for sport’s illustrated and he had a chance to shoot lots of sports including the Olympics.
In 2010 he became Bon Jovi’s photographers and he still works with the band going with them on tours and having amazing access that very few photographers ever get in their careers.
In the video, Bergman also talks about his gear (he works with Canon and is their ambassador for many years now) and with their recent 1DX MKII he can now move from shooting exclusively with f/2.8 lenses to lighter and longer lenses like the 100-400mm and still get very high-quality results.
Bergman also talks about his technique – we especially liked the idea that he has a fixed camera with a wide angle lens on stage attached to one of the rigs on the stage usually behind Bon Jovi and he can trigger it remotely whenever Bon Jovi turn around – pretty neat trick that gave him quite a few amazing images without actually being on stage and interfering with the show.
This isn’t the first time that we are bringing you Bergman‘s work (or tips) here on LensVid. We have published numerous videos that he had done in the past and they are all worth watching – check them out – here.
You can watch more profiles and amazing photographers of on our photographer’s section here on LensVid.