A passion for music, passion for images to reflect the artists efforts.

Learning how to take good photos can be daunting. Taking photos in low light with no flash is also challenging.

In the last few years I have become very keen on photography. My passion lies with concerts. Having spent my life in a music related industry there is nothing like the excitement of attending and capturing images in low light with no flash. The skill is trying to recreate that excitement with a still picture.

Professional Profile

I am a rank amateur but committed to becoming the best I can be with an interest that grabs me.

We make our own luck in life and I must say I have been blessed with being able to travel the world, meet great people such as Hank Marvin in the picture to the right as well as attend sensational concerts in many countries. Some of the places I have visited such as Egypt and Jordan, Morocco and Greece, India and Afghanistan have blown my mind and enabled me to put together a collection of images and video to be proud of.

However it does not end there, I am very keen to help promote music and the arts. You will find other ideas on my BLOG that are unrelated to photography. Some of my friends have written articles to assist musicians, they can be seen here too. Some friends have also reviewed concerts and I have added those as well.

Steve Hilliar and Hank Marvin

Steve Hilliar and Hank Marvin

Recent Jobs

2017 – now

Photographs in New Zealand

During October and Noveber 2017.

  • The Legends KeriKeri Northland .
  • Ray Woolf Auckland Jazz and Blues RSA Pt Chevalier.
  • Mike Walker Trio Auckland Jazz and Blues Club.

2013 – 2017

Photographs in Australia

I have been fortunate enough to take some great photos throughout Australia

  • Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz Fremantle Jazz and Blues Club.
  • Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz Ellington Jazz Club Perth.
  • Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz Brisbane Jazz Club

2008 – 2012

Photography Worldwide

Visiting a variety of countries in Asia, Middle East and Europe

  • Petra Jordan.
  • Dubai.
  • Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Which kind of photography I do

My main passion is concert photography, however I am very interested in travel photography and Arial Photos from above. I use a Mavic DJI Pro and capture 4k video as well as stunning shots from above.

Concert Photography
Product Photography
Landscape Photography
Arerial Photography


2004 – 2008

Self taught from our friend Google as well as lessons from other great photograhers

Many friends from around New Zealand have assisted me in grasping this interesting pastime.

2000 – 2004

Tips picked up from here and there

From the internet comes learning, it is up to us to take advantage of the lessons offered by people who dedicate their time to produce courses we can access online.