Photographer Mike Lerner has a special message for concert photographers complaining about their rights: You have no rights. Like he said before in an interview with us, if you don’t want to sign your rights away when it comes to shooting then just don’t do it. He also talks about the difference between shooting a concert and creating art as a tour photographer.
Further, he states that if photographers want to band together and protest what musicians and their labels say, then we need to consider the fact that photographers out there will shoot for free to get experience.
Mike, while he says that he really understands why photographers are angry, we need to understand that we’re getting involved with someone else’s living.
His message is embedded after the jump. But also be sure to listen to his advice he gave in our episode of ISO 400.