Going to a gig? Get the right camera! | TQS Magazine

I’m sure all you music fans out there will agree that seeing your favourite artist or band on stage is over far too quickly.

While the day might have flown by, you’ll always have those amazing photos you took. Wait, what’s that? Blurry photos, you couldn’t quite reach over the crowd, people photo-bombing and your battery died? Oh dear.

You may think your treasured iPhone has the best camera, however it usually requires you to stay still and in a bustling crowd – or a mosh pit for the hard-core fans – that’s really difficult. So, if you’re crazy in love with gigs, here are the best cameras you should take so that you can get that awesome shot.


Canon are a popular make with many professional photographers, so you know that your photos are going to turn out top notch. Clifton Cameras have a wide range of different Canon cameras and depending how much you spend they’ll give you cash back – bonus!

In particular, if you purchase the Canon EOS 5, it comes with a free Canon BG-E11 grip which will make sure you don’t accidently drop your new camera amongst the crowd. To sweeten the deal, you’ll also get free Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 and Premiere Elements 11, so you can edit your photos and make them picture-frame perfect.


If you’re looking for something a little more upmarket that you can use for every occasion, the Nikon D7100 is a good choice. This fantastic camera features 24.1 megapixel DX-format CMOS and an Expeed three image processor, so you get a close up shot that’s looks as if you’re in the front row.

Clifton Cameras also does a part exchange option, so you can take in your old cameras and save some money on your new one. They’ll also throw in this free Nikon Digital SLR system bag to protect your camera and keep it looking new for longer.

Without a doubt the biggest music gig that’s happening so far this year is Beyoncé’s tour. She’s just released the first visual album, which took everyone by surprise and has stormed its way into the charts.

Even without this, who wouldn’t want to see Mrs Carter in all her bootylicious wonder? My thoughts exactly. Queen B has even added more dates to the tour due to high demand, so grab yours now on Ticketmaster.