Shooting in dimly-lit venues with artificial or unpredictable lighting can make photography extremely challenging – but as you can see here from the work of leading stage and burlesque photographer Tigz Rice, it’s more than possible to take exceptional shots.

“Live entertainment is such an exciting industry to work in,” says Tigz. “Whether it’s music, theatre or dancing, there’s a positive buzz in the atmosphere that offers the potential for great photography.

What you need to succeed are the right techniques, patience and a decent camera. Here are Tigz’s top tips for how to get the best results when shooting subjects on stage – or in any other low-light, non-studio situation.