Photographing Warped Tour – Some Advise

Photographing Warped Tour – Some Advise

In the past few weeks, I have received quite a few emails from photographers wanting to know how to get credentials to photograph the Warped Tour 2014. I thought it would be simpler to just write a blog post about it that answer all the individual emails. The first...
Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival 2014

Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival 2014

Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival was formerly known as the Bob Marley Day and has been an annual event in San Diego for more than 3o years. This year the festival returned to the Valley View Casino Center and I spent the day photographing some great reggae...
Nikon D4s is now official and available for pre-order

Nikon D4s is now official and available for pre-order

Nikon has are it official, the new flagship camera is the Nikon D4s with a price tag of $6496.95 and available on March 6. This camera is an upgrade to the D4 which was released back in 2012 and improves on the features most likely to appeal to photographers shooting...
Nico Vega – Concert Shoot

Nico Vega – Concert Shoot

This post is partly about photographing Nico Vega when they opened for the Imagine Dragons on February 15 at the Valley View Casino Center here in San Diego and it is partially why I will always say yes when asked if I want to photograph the opening act. when I saw...
Photoshop World – Atlanta 2014

Photoshop World – Atlanta 2014

It’s hard for me to believe but Photoshop World is less than 2 months away. For the first time ever, Photoshop World will be held in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria Centre. And for the first time, i have a special discount code that will get you $50 off the...
Imagine Dragons – Concert Shoot

Imagine Dragons – Concert Shoot

Imagine Dragons, the hugely popular band from Las Vegas played a sold out show at the Valley View Casino Center on February 15, 2014. It was an interesting shoot and while I am happy with the images, there were moments of real frustration. The LED lighting was tough...
Water Polo

Water Polo

I have been working on some new Fuel Books for Peachpit dealing with photographing sports. Yesterday I shot rugby and water polo and just wanted to share this shot. I just loved the intensity in the young players eyes. More to come very soon..   Share...
Lightroom for the iPad

Lightroom for the iPad

According to the Apple news website 9to5Mac, (read the full story HERE) this page appeared on the Adobe website and was then promptly pulled. It shows a subscription based Lightroom for mobile for $99 a year. Details are sketchy since the product is obviously not...
FuelBooks – Try One This Weekend

FuelBooks – Try One This Weekend

Last year I started writing for a new series of eBooks. These Fuel Books are single subject electronic books on a wide variety of subjects that cost only $5 each. You get the book in three formats so you can read it on your iDevices, Kindles and computers. I have 4...
The Nikon D4S

The Nikon D4S

It is the start of a new year. That means it is time for the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. This year Nikon has decided to show off their new top-of-the line DSLR, the Nikon D4S. Actually, they have decided to tell people that they are working on the new D4S....
Looking Back at 2013 – October through December

Looking Back at 2013 – October through December

October was a pretty slow month in 2013 concert wise for me. There was only one event at the Valley View Casino Center for me to shoot and that was a Rave. I did spend the time writing some ebooks, more on that later…. The Dada Life event on October 25 was a...
Looking back at 2013 – July through September

Looking back at 2013 – July through September

July in San Diego and the living is easy…. Well, the concert going is easy. The weather is usually great, the outdoor venues like Humphries and Sleep Train are kicking into full gear. July found me at Humphries for a double-header, Bruce Hornsby and the...
Looking back at 2013 – April through June

Looking back at 2013 – April through June

The second quarter of 2013 started off with another soundboard shoot, but this time I was ready. I used a Nikon 400m f/2.8 paired with the Nikon D4 to photograph the Rihanna tour stop at the Valley View Casino Center. I was really happy with just about everything...
Looking back at 2013 – January through March

Looking back at 2013 – January through March

2013 is just about over. It’s time to back up the images and look back at who and what I photographed this year. This year I photographed a wide variety of bands including some of the biggest names in music and one of my favorite bands of all time (The Who). I...
Joe Bonamassa – Concert Shoot

Joe Bonamassa – Concert Shoot

Joe Bonamassa is one fantastic guitar player. He plays like he was born with a guitar in his hands. He brought his band to San Diego on December 14, and even with some severe restrictions on photography, it was a really fun show to listen to and photograph. In the...