If you want to make the difference, you have to know : the quality of the photographs is not proportional to the music event size or the success of the artists. Be aware of the large possibilities on small stages in clubs. Get as close as possible. Ask the band manager for permission and talk about conditions and possibilities. Talk about photographing really on stage. Try different angles and points of view on stage level. Don't disturb the musicians. Try to be invisible. Use your imagination. Try gripping angles, frames and compositions. Look what 's happening around the stage. Focus on interactions between the musicians and between them and the audience.