Steel Pulse – Kaaboo 2016

Steel Pulse – Kaaboo 2016

It’s no secret that Steel Pulse is one of my favorite bands to listen to and photograph. This past weekend I got to see them for the second time this year at the Kaaboo festival in Del Mar. I have a lot of thoughts on how Kaaboo was run and the issues with...
Pepper in concert

Pepper in concert

The band Pepper has been around since 1997 and I finally got to photograph them this weekend. They performed after the races at the Del Mar racetrack during the Friday night concert series. This was not the first time they had been at Del Mar but it was the first time...
Steel Pulse at the OC Fair 2016

Steel Pulse at the OC Fair 2016

There are few bands I look forward to photographing more than Steel Pulse… actually I can’t think of any other band I would rather spend an evening with. Over the years I have developed a great relationship with both the band and management that allows me...
Fitz and the Tantrums – Concert Shoot

Fitz and the Tantrums – Concert Shoot

Fitz and the Tantrums put on a great show. High energy performers and lots of fun lighting makes for a challenge photographically speaking. Add in a mix of LED lights and a pretty short 3 song shoot time and you need to be on your A game. It took me  full song to get...
MYTHOS – Opening Pandora’s Box

MYTHOS – Opening Pandora’s Box

Last year I had the pleasure of photographing Save My Soul, an amazing combination of dance, aerial displays, and compelling storytelling. That show went on to win the Best of Fringe 2015. So what do you do as a follow-up? The answer is MYTHOS – Opening...
91X-Fest 2016

91X-Fest 2016

On June 6th, I photographed the 91X-Fest… well, I photographed 10 of the 11 bands, skipping Cheap Trick due to their photo release. More on that at a later date. For the all day festival I used the Nikon D4 and Nikon D750 along with the 70-200mm f/28 and the...
Generation Axe – Photographing Five Guitar Greats

Generation Axe – Photographing Five Guitar Greats

The Generation Axe tour is an amazing opportunity to see five outstanding guitar players on the same stage – together and alone. The tour consists of Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi and it is exactly what you would want...
Justin Bieber Concert Shoot 2016

Justin Bieber Concert Shoot 2016

I first photographed Justin Bieber back in 2010 during his debut MY WORLD concert tour at the Honda Center in Anaheim on October 27. It was quite a spectacle to see a young Justin Bieber and to hear the fans go crazy as he took to the stage. The photos from that show...
Photographing the Comedy Get Down Tour

Photographing the Comedy Get Down Tour

I love stand up comedy. I have seen a great many stand-up shows from small shows at comedy stores to really big shows at arenas. This past Saturday night I got to see, hear and photograph five more comics and it was a very funny night. The lineup for the show was...
A Night of Hope with Joel and Victoria Osteen

A Night of Hope with Joel and Victoria Osteen

As the venue photographer for the Valley View Casino Center, I get to photograph a wide variety of events and sports from Justin Bieber to the Harlem Globetrotters. On January 15, I was there to cover A Night of Hope with Joel and Victoria Osteen. This was my second...
MUSE – First Concert Shoot of 2016

MUSE – First Concert Shoot of 2016

Muse puts on a fantastic show with a high energy performance, great production and they are just really fun to watch. Muse brought their Drones World Tour to San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center on January 5, 2016 to make up for the postponed December 2015 show....
Looking Back – Looking Forward

Looking Back – Looking Forward

2015 is coming to an end. This is when all those lists come out. The best and worse of 2015. This is not one of those posts. I am not going to sit here and list all the cool things that I did in 2015. What I doing today is looking back to when I started taking...
That Time I Photographed Donald Trump

That Time I Photographed Donald Trump

Yes, it’s true, I met and photographed Donald Trump back in 2006 in New York. I did not plan on photographing The Donald, I was in New York to photograph Bob Weir and RatDog. It turns out there is pretty interesting connection between Trump and Bob Weir and...
Garth Brooks takes over San Diego

Garth Brooks takes over San Diego

Garth Brooks returned to San Diego for a record-setting 5 shows after a nineteen year absence. Garth, along with his wife Trisha Yearwood took over the Valley View Casino Center for the whole weekend with shows on Thursday through Sunday with two shows on Saturday....
Madonna Concert Shoot

Madonna Concert Shoot

I remember when Madonna first made it big back in the 80’s and when she stared with “Wayne and Garth” during one of the better SNL skits, but I had never seen her in concert. Last night I got to see Madonna live (for 3 songs) and more importantly I...
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