Concert photography is the photography of activities relating to concerts and music. It encompasses photographs of a band or musician as well as coverage of a concert. It is a minor commercial endeavor that supports in part of the efforts for many independent photographers.
The three-song rule, only allows some concert photographers to shoot photos for the first three songs. During an interview with Paul Natkin, widely considered as one of Chicago’s greatest music photographers, he stated „The Rule started in the 80s with bands in New York, especially Springsteen. When a band played in New York, especially places like the Garden, they gave out tons of photo passes. At least half them to paparazzi guys.