Justin Bieber – Concert shoot

Justin Bieber – Concert shoot

People either love or hate him. No matter which way you feel, Justin Bieber puts on a great show for his fans. Those crazy, screaming fans. This current Believe Tour kicked off in San Diego on June 22, at the Valley View Casino Center and I was there to capture it for...
Vans Warped Tour 2013

Vans Warped Tour 2013

I love (and hate) photographing the Vans Warped Tour. OK.. that might be stretching the truth. I don’t hate it, but there are some things that can be really frustrating as a concert shooter. I’m going to talk about the bad, then the good, and the good...
Photoshop CC – the plug-in dilemma

Photoshop CC – the plug-in dilemma

At 8pm Pacific time on June 17, Adobe released the new versions of their applications, the Creative Cloud collection. Cue the cheering and applause. OK, that might be a little over enthusiastic. The reality is that you might want to wait on downloading new version of...

Steve Taylor / Mark Karan: Concert Shoot

Steve Taylor is playing every Wednesday in June at the The Mint in Los Angeles. Every week he has a different set of musicians playing with him. This last Wednesday, a couple of those musicians were my friends Mark Karan and JT Thomas so I headed up to LA to catch the...

Mumford & Sons – Concert Shoot

Last night I photographed the Mumford & Sons show at the Sleep Train amphitheatre in Chula vista California. There were two things about this show that were different, both before the show even started. The first was that the show was a sellout, a rare thing in...

The Shoot Like a Pro Tour – Kelby Training

On Friday, May 24, I got up really early and drove up to Los Angeles to spend the day at the Kelby Training Live Seminar: The Shoot Like a Pro Tour. Now some of you might be asking why I did this? I am a professional photographer already, a photographer who has...
Billy Idol 2013 – Concert shoot

Billy Idol 2013 – Concert shoot

Last night Billy Idol kicked off his 2013 tour with a show at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA and I was there. I have been able to photograph Billy and his band for a few years now and its always a great show. The band puts everything into entertaining...

To Flickr or not to Flickr

Some pretty big news in the photo sharing world today. Yahoo has updated its Flickr service. The changes probably sound pretty good. You get a full terabyte of photo storage. Can upload in full resolution and share the images on any device. Sounds pretty good. Yet, I...
Two Google+ Hangouts.

Two Google+ Hangouts.

In the last week I have been part of two really cool Google+ Hangouts that you can now watch on YouTube. The first was last Thursday where I was honored to be the special guest of the Pinterest Show. This show is hosted by Kalebra Kelby along with her two cohorts...
Storytellers – Bill Payne and Dennis McNally

Storytellers – Bill Payne and Dennis McNally

I had a really great time last night. I got to photograph a show. I got to hear great stories. I got to meet a musical legend, and I got to hang out with a friend I haven’t seen for a while. Last night, Bill Payne, one of the co-founders of Little Feat, and...
Suicidal Tendencies – concert shoot

Suicidal Tendencies – concert shoot

The Suicidal Tendencies are still out there making music and entertaining their fans. The band started as a punk band back in the early 80’s and has continued to release albums and tour ever since. The band has gone through substantial lineup changes with lead...
Channel 933 – Summer Kick Off concert

Channel 933 – Summer Kick Off concert

On Friday night, the annual Channel 933 Summer Kick Off concert was held at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. I was there covering the show. There are plusses and minuses to these type of shows. On the plus side, you get to shoot a lot. The lineup on Friday...
Portfolio building – getting feedback.

Portfolio building – getting feedback.

I love all my photos. Really I do. Even the bad ones. This can be a real issue when building a portfolio. That’s why it’s a good idea to get an outside opinion. Preferably from someone in a different field from you. They can just look at the images without...
Photoshop Creative Cloud – The road ahead

Photoshop Creative Cloud – The road ahead

Adobe announced a new version of Photoshop with some cool new features and all anyone can talk about is the end of “boxed” software and the move to a subscription based model. The general consensus on this is that it sucks for hobbyists and those that...
Portfolio building – working with purpose

Portfolio building – working with purpose

As I continue to develop my portfolio, some really interesting questions have come up. One of the more thought-provoking questions was if I would put backstage photos in my portfolio? The answer is yes and no. It all depends on what the purpose of the portfolio is. If...
Adobe Photoshop CS updated to Photoshop CC

Adobe Photoshop CS updated to Photoshop CC

Adobe announced the next generation of their software suite during the Adobe Max conference keynote. The first thing to know is that there is a name change. Photoshop CS will now be called Photoshop CC. The new name stands for Creative Cloud. This seems to be a real...

2013 Walk for Animals

Today was the 2013 Walk for Animals at Liberty Station. It was amazing to see all the folks and their dogs raising money for the San Diego Humane Society. A huge thank you to all the people who donated their time and money. We got to hang out with the great folks at...
Portfolio building – the tough choices

Portfolio building – the tough choices

I am in the middle of rebuilding my portfolio. Sounds simple, but it is a whole lot more difficult than I ever imagined. One of the issues that I have come across is the famous person vs. the better but lesser known artist. We all want to fill out portfolios with...
SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away

SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away

Sad news in the Rock ‘n Roll world today. Slayer founding member and guitarist Jeff Hanneman has passed away. Slayer was one of the first really hard heavy metal bands I shot back in 2010. He was a real presence on the stage and will be missed. Share...
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