Furthur – Concert shoot

Furthur – Concert shoot

If there is one band that influenced me more than any other it would have to be the Grateful Dead. I saw a lot of shows in the 1980s and 90’s until the death of Jerry Garcia. Then I saw a lot of the show put on by the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, Bob...
Accept – Concert shoot

Accept – Concert shoot

I wrote a book about concert photography. It is called All Access. Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography. You can buy  it here. When I was writing the book, I decided to get input from musicians, managers, publicists and other concert photographers. I had the...

Stone Temple Pilots and the photo release issue

Last week I photographed most of the Epicenter 2012 show. You can see the photos HERE. I did not shoot the headlining act, The Stone Temple Pilots, because they expected me to sign a rights grabbing photo release. The release which was sent out before the show reads...
Epicenter 2012 – Concert shoot

Epicenter 2012 – Concert shoot

The Epicenter 2012 show was held at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre yesterday. Wait.. it’s now called the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre and according to rumors, might not even exist this time next year. This year, the line up included only one band I had...

iPhone 5 and the hatred

There used to be a set of topics that you didn’t discuss for fear of losing friends. Religion and politics were the two biggest. No problem. I don’t really discuss my politics or religion with anyone and I don’t post about it here or on any of the...
Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

A lot has been going on this past few weeks and instead of procrastinating and waiting for a “full” story or shoot, I thought I would just do a quick post to keep you all updated. NEW BOOK My new book should be hitting the shelves any day now. The Nikon...
Nikon D600 announced

Nikon D600 announced

Nikon has just officially announced the D600. A new FULL FRAME sensor dSLR and it looks pretty impressive. This is the lowest priced full frame (FX) camera in the Nikon lineup and the perfect camera for those looking to move from a cropped sensor (DX). The specs:...
Photoshop World – Las Vegas 2012 Edition – part 2

Photoshop World – Las Vegas 2012 Edition – part 2

Day Two of Photoshop World started off with a good breakfast and some time spent going over my presentation. I have given talks about concert photography for a few years now, but I constantly go over the presentation, making sure that the information and images are up...
Photoshop World – Las Vegas 2012 Edition – part 1

Photoshop World – Las Vegas 2012 Edition – part 1

I have been home from Las Vegas for a few days now. I was there as an instructor for the Photoshop World Conference. If you don’t know what Photoshop World is, you can check it out here: Photoshop World Now, while I know Photoshop and use it on a daily basis, I...
Jimmy Cliff – Concert shoot

Jimmy Cliff – Concert shoot

It is always amazing to photograph a living legend. Jimmy Cliff was one of those shoots. My previous opportunity to photograph Jimmy was an acoustic show at the Belly Up Tavern (photos are HERE) and I was looking forward to the full electric version of his songs. I...
Michael Franti and Spearhead – Concert shoot

Michael Franti and Spearhead – Concert shoot

My third outing at the Del Mar Summer Concert series was to se Michael Franti and Spearhead perform. A great night and great show. The band was tight and the show a lot of fun to listen to. Shooting it was another story all together. Michael doesn’t stop moving...
Pitbull – Concert shoot

Pitbull – Concert shoot

Pitbull is the stage name of Armando Cristian Perez and while I had never heard of him till late last year, I have now photographed him twice in concert. He puts on a great show and the crowds love him. He brought his Pit World Tour to San Diego this month and here...
Havana Brown – Concert shoot

Havana Brown – Concert shoot

I first saw Havana Brown perform earlier this year at the Chanel 933 Summer Kick Off concert. This time around she was opening for Pitbull on his Pit World Tour 2012. (The photos of Pitbull coming soon) It is always interesting to shoot a lone performer. Since you...
The Offspring – Concert shoot

The Offspring – Concert shoot

The Offspring played as part of the Del MAr Summer Concert series to a huge crowd. The crowd actually was so enthusiastic that the barriers between the left side and the right side had to be removed. All images were captured using a Nikon D4 and a Nikon D700 Share...
Steel Pulse – Concert Shoot

Steel Pulse – Concert Shoot

I feel very privileged to be able to shoot Steel Pulse on a regular basis. The latest show was part of the Del Mar Summer Concert Series which takes place at the Del Mar Race Track. Great show, great crowd, great night. All images taken with a Nikon D4 and a Nikon...
Whitechapel – Mayhem – Concert shoot

Whitechapel – Mayhem – Concert shoot

Due to really long lines and lots of standing around waiting to pick up my photo credentials the first band I got to shoot was Whitechapel. A really energetic set that did a great job of setting the tone for the rest of the day. I really thing this next photo sums up...
Slipknot – Mayhem – Concert shoot

Slipknot – Mayhem – Concert shoot

Headlining the Rockstar Energy drink Mayhem Festival this year was Slipknot. This was my first time shooting them and it was pretty good. Now this was a little different from any of the other shoots during the Mayhem day, first off, there were only a handful of...
The Devil Wears Prada – Mayhem – Concert shoot

The Devil Wears Prada – Mayhem – Concert shoot

Kicking off the main stage portion of the show at the Rockstar Energy drink Mayhem Festival tour was The Devil Wears Prada. Always a great shoot, the band did not disappoint. The biggest problem was making sure that the backgrounds did not distract. This is where...

Anthrax – Mayhem – Concert shoot

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival kicked off on Saturday June 30, 2012. What a great day of photography and music. One of the best performances of the day was by Anthrax who killed it as the closing act on the Jagermeister Stage. It was great to shoot Anthrax...
Scorpions – Concert shoot

Scorpions – Concert shoot

The Scorpions are on their “Last Sting” tour. I was lucky to capture the show at the Valley View Sports Arena on June 20. They rocked the place like few bands could. There is something awesome about the way the hard rock bands from the 80’s can still...
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