Welcome to
Chad Rieder Photography


Hello! I am Chad Rieder — a music and landscape photographer based in the beautiful city of Minneapolis, MN. When I’m not shooting a show from the pit of a local music venue, I can oftentimes be found chasing the light with my tripod set up somewhere around town.

By day I work as a web developer for a super awesome award-winning ad agency in downtown Minneapolis. I am continuously seeking, feeling, or planning my next shot or project. In my photography, I proudly shoot with Nikon gear exclusively.

What keeps me going:

  • the music
  • excitement of the unknown
  • the wonderful beauty of nature
  • all the shots I have missed
  • a never-ending chase for perfection
  • lots of tea

If you are interested in my work, or just want to say hello, let’s connect.

From the Blog

Black Diet on the C+M Rooftop

For the second C+M Music Session of 2014, Minneapolis soul rock band Black Diet played the Colle+McVoy rooftop in downtown Minneapolis on

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The Hold Steady at Minnesota Zoo

The Hold Steady sell out Weesner Amphitheater At the very end of the show, with the sold out crowd loose and warm and happy, singer Craig Finn

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Candid Kid on the C+M rooftop

Minneapolis band Candid Kid played the Colle+McVoy rooftop for the first of the 2014 summer music sessions. The band recently released their

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Cut Copy at First Avenue

Cut Copy beats Free Your Mind into Minneapolis Australian electronic synth-pop band, Cut Copy, pounded Minneapolis with an audacious performance

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Upcoming Shows
  • Dr. Dog on Aug 27 2014
  • Dr. Dog on Aug 28 2014
  • Washed Out on Sep 01 2014
  • The Flaming Lips on Sep 14 2014
  • The War on Drugs on Sep 22 2014
  • Ty Segall on Sep 24 2014
  • Lykke Li on Sep 28 2014
  • Jungle on Oct 09 2014
  • The Pixies on Oct 11 2014
  • Ryan Adams on Oct 13 2014
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    • . at Mill City Ruins. best $5 I've spent in a realllllly long time. ,
    • It's hard to believe Robin Williams is gone. What a treasure. I'm going to watch Good Will Hunting now for like the 40th time.,
    • 'Amorica' by The Black Crowes is such a gem of a rock album. Fancy album cover too.,
    • photos of rocking the Colle+McVoy rooftop. Black Diet is a damn fine band and I love my job. ,

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