Jason Aldean – Concert Shoot

Jason Aldean – Concert Shoot

Jason Aldean brought his Burn It Down tour to San Diego last week. Lots of beer, boots, belt buckles and people having a good time. The show was heavy on the pyro and shooting restrictions were 2 songs from the soundboard. I used the Nikon D4 with the 400mm f/2.8 and...
Pet Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots

Pet Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots

By new book is out now. This book is a departure from the other books I have written. This book is all about photographing pets, from dogs and carts to horse, bunnies, birds and snakes. This book was the most fun that I have had writing a book. I got to go out and...
Accept at the Saban Theater

Accept at the Saban Theater

Night two of the Blind Rage tour found Accept at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. And while the previous night shoot was horrible, this was the exact opposite. Great lighting, a rocking band and lots of access made for a much more enjoyable shoot. I was able to...
Accept at The Belly Up Tavern

Accept at The Belly Up Tavern

Ever have one of those shoots that you look forward to for a very long time… then it all goes to hell? Well, that’s what happened last week when I got to photograph Accept at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. The band was great, the issues I had with...
Photoshop World 2014 Las Vegas Edition

Photoshop World 2014 Las Vegas Edition

Last week I attended Photoshop World in Las Vegas. It was an amazing week of Photoshop and photography instruction along with a huge dose of motivation to come back home and create. It was also a personal milestone as it was the 10th Photoshop World as an instructor....
The Silent Comedy – Concert Shoot

The Silent Comedy – Concert Shoot

The Silent Comedy is a San Diego based band that I first shot during the 2013 91X Wrex The Hall show. They put on a great show then and I was looking forward to photographing them again. They didn’t disappoint. All photos taken with a Nikon D4 and Nikon D700...
Honda Civic Tour – GroupLove and Portugal. The Man

Honda Civic Tour – GroupLove and Portugal. The Man

The Honda civic Tour 2014 stopped in Sn Diego last week. The tour this time around picked the Open Air Theatre at SDSU as the venue. The OAT is a very cool venue right in the middle of the SDSU campus. I really like the venue and hate the photo pit. For some reason,...
A Sad Day

A Sad Day

Back in 2009 I had the opportunity to photograph Robin Williams in concert. He was performing at the USCD and I was asked to shoot the first 4 minutes of his set. Not a lot of time and a lot harder than I thought. He walked out on stage and launched into his act at a...
Steel Pulse 2014 – Concert Shoot

Steel Pulse 2014 – Concert Shoot

I am often asked what my favorite band to shoot is. For me, if the band is having fun on stage, really enjoying themselves, then I want to photograph them. Last night, Steel Pulse were having a blast on stage and it was really great. The show was part of the Friday...
Steve Winwood – Second Chance

Steve Winwood – Second Chance

Steve Winwood wrapped up his tour and immediately jumped back out on the road in support of Tom Petty and The Hearkbreakers. If you are going to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on this tour, make sure you get there on time to catch the 60 minutes of classic tunes...
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Concert Shoot

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Concert Shoot

I want to start this blog post with an admission. I am a huge Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers fan. I have seen them in concert multiple times over the last 20 years or so and own all the albums. When I saw that they were kicking off their new tour here in San Diego I...
San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – Part 3

San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – Part 3

Saturday morning found me standing across from the convention center looking at the way the trolleys were wrapped. Kudos to Agents of Shield and Gotham for doing a great job on this. the graphics were bright, bold and stood out. Since I had some time before my first...
San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – Part 2

San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – Part 2

Friday kicked off with an early meeting to go over the schedule of events to photograph. This year I was working on assignment covering the Fox / FX shows. My schedule for Friday looked like this: Archer – Booth Signing Bones – Press Line Wayward Pines...
San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – Part 1

San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – Part 1

Last week was the┬áCON. That’s what the San Diego International Comic Con is known as to those of us that go every year. I have been going to the The Con since the mid 1980’s and while it has morphed and grown over the years into a huge marketing tool for...
Mayhem Festival – People

Mayhem Festival – People

Yesterday was the kick off show of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. A full blog of music photos will follow, but here are a couple of shots of the crowd. Always a great day for photography. All images captured with a Nikon D4 and Nikon D700. Share...
ACCEPT – Stampede Video – Behind the Scenes

ACCEPT – Stampede Video – Behind the Scenes

It’s 2am. and my alarm is going off. It’s time to get up, pack up some gear and drive 3+ hours up to The Devils Punchbowl to document the making of the new ACCEPT music video. I’ll get to my story in a minute, but first, here is the story of the...
Jackie Greene at the Belly Up – Concert shoot.

Jackie Greene at the Belly Up – Concert shoot.

Jackie Greene came to town on Wednesday for a tour ending stop at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. This is not a normal concert shoot, but more of a date night with a couple of photos thrown in. I have been photographing Jackie over the years and they shows are...
Photographing Fireworks – Fuel Book

Photographing Fireworks – Fuel Book

The 4th of July is right around the corner which means it’s time to talk about photographing fireworks. There are lots of different places around the internet where you can get tips and tricks on capturing fireworks, many of them pretty good. I have written a...
Steve Winwood – Concert shoot

Steve Winwood – Concert shoot

I think that Humphreys Concerts by the Bay is one of the most beautiful concert venues any where. But it is a nightmare for photographers with no pit and a seated crowd. Steve Winwood came to town on June 17 and I was at Humphreys to capture the legendary performer....
Photoshop CC (2014) Edition

Photoshop CC (2014) Edition

Adobe has updated Photoshop CC and they did it in a way that is not only annoying but a big step backwards. When Adobe announced the Creative Cloud subscription model, the idea was that instead of the 18 month update cycle, the applications would be updated as needed....
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