Photoshop World – Washington DC Edition – Day 3

Photoshop World – Washington DC Edition – Day 3

Photoshop World Day 3, the final day, always seems to arrive way too quickly. It seems like just yesterday that Scott and I were introducing ourselves to a class full of concert Photography pre con attendees and now the whole show was winding down. But it wasn’t...
Photoshop World – Washington DC Edition – Day 2

Photoshop World – Washington DC Edition – Day 2

I was up bright and early since Day 2 of Photoshop World is when I get to teach my concert class and  I take it really seriously so I make sure that I am fully prepared. That means getting up early and making sure that all the slides are in order and that the computer...
Photoshop World – Washington DC Edition – Day 1

Photoshop World – Washington DC Edition – Day 1

  If you have never been to Photoshop World, then most of this post will seem really bizarre. What other conference puts on a keynote that changes themes every year, hires professional impersonators, produces fake commercials and gets Adobe to showcase its new...
Photoshop World – Washington DC Edition – Pre Con

Photoshop World – Washington DC Edition – Pre Con

On the day before Photoshop World officially kicks off, there are some extra classes offered. These are usually limited to 40 or so attendees and are an extra cost. The cool thing about these Pre Con classes is that they can offer something that is not available...
Photoshop World – Washington DC edition – Walking

Photoshop World – Washington DC edition – Walking

I am one lucky guy. Since 2009 I have been part of the Instructor team for Photoshop World, teaching a Concert Photography Pre Con with Scott Diussa for NPS and a Concert Photography class as part of the Photography Track during the conference. This year the Spring...
Mark Karan & Friends at the Sweetwater

Mark Karan & Friends at the Sweetwater

On Wednesday, I headed up to the Bay Area to see my friend Mark play at the newly re-opened Sweetwater Music hall in Mill Valley. I had a great time. I got to hang with my friends, I got to hear some great music, I met a bunch of very cool musicians, I got to...
Jimmy Cliff in concert

Jimmy Cliff in concert

I am one lucky guy. I got to photograph a living legend last week. Jimmy Cliff has been one of my favorite performers since I first saw him in concert. Last week he performed at the belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach to a sold out crowd and I was lucky enough to be...
Lukas Nelson concert shoot

Lukas Nelson concert shoot

I have had the privilege of photographing Lukas Nelson three times now. Each time was decidedly  different from the previous. The first time was with his dad back in 2007, the second was with his band at Stagecoach in 2011 and the third was on Wednesday night where he...

ALL ACCESS: Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography

I am very happy to announce the release of my new book ALL ACCESS: Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography. This book covers everything from requesting a photo pass, shooting the show, dealing with equipment, post production and pro tips from other concert...
Best of 2011

Best of 2011

These are my favorites from this year. I usually don’t do this type of post but some images this year just stood out to me for a variety of reasons… Here they are.. My favorite photo of 2011 is this shot of Billy Morrison and his Signature Gibson Les Paul....
Camp Freddy, the end of the Roxy 2011 Residency

Camp Freddy, the end of the Roxy 2011 Residency

Friday, December 23 was the final show of the 2011 Camp Freddy Residency at the Roxy. Each week had brought an eclectic setlist and great group of guests to the stage at the legendary Roxy in Los Angeles. Week 4 would be no different. The curtain went up to the now...
Are you ready for some Football?

Are you ready for some Football?

I get asked how I get to shoot the concerts I do all the time. Many times it’s about who you know. Never has that been more true than the story behind how I got to photograph the Poinsettia Bowl here in San Diego on December 21, 2011. The short and honest answer...
Camp Freddy are Sharp Dressed Men

Camp Freddy are Sharp Dressed Men

Week three of the Camp Freddy residency at the Roxy and the rumors of who the guests are fly around the crowd. The one thing we all know for sure is that Frankie Perez will be there since his band is opening the show (and they did a fantastic job). The other guests...
Camp Freddy: Anarchy at the Roxy

Camp Freddy: Anarchy at the Roxy

Week two of the annual Camp Freddy Residency at the Roxy started off with Billy Morrison, Matt Sorum, and Donovan Leitch Jr. on guitar, drums and vocals and joined by Steve Stevens on lead guitar and Chris Wyse on bass. The opening number, Relax was the same as the...
NIK Software Creative Efex Collection

NIK Software Creative Efex Collection

If you don’t own the Nik Software plugins, now is the time to grab them. Nik has put together a special limited production bundle of 3 of their most popular products, Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2, and HDR Efex Pro into the  Nik Creative Efex Collection....
Night and Low-Light Photography Photo Workshop

Night and Low-Light Photography Photo Workshop

I am very happy to announce that my new book, Night and Low-Light Photography, Photo Workshop is about to hit the store shelves. As I write this it is already available as an ebook for the Kindle, iBooks, and the nook and will be shipping from Amazon, Barnes and Noble...
Camp Freddy rocks the Roxy

Camp Freddy rocks the Roxy

Camp Freddy kicked off their 2011 residency at the Roxy on Friday night and it was a rocker. Camp Freddy is a cover band. They play songs they like and the set list ranges from Frankie Goes to Hollywood to Ozzy Osbourne and even an acoustic Oasis tune. And while the...
The Devil Wears Prada Concert Shoot

The Devil Wears Prada Concert Shoot

Sunday in Los Angeles was the American Music Awards and the MLS finals, both taking place at the LA Live area. I was there but not for those events, instead I was photographing The Devil Wears Prada at the Club Nokia. This show was a blast to shoot. The band looked...

Nikon School

Last weekend I attended the Nikon School: HD-SLR Video Multimedia Workshop and it proved to great weekend of learning and an eye-opening experience. This was a two-day workshop covering the basics;  capturing video and audio including, using different types of...
Anthrax Concert Shoot

Anthrax Concert Shoot

This was my third time photographing Anthrax in concert and it was the most intimate venue yet. I previously photographed them on the Jaegermeister tour and at the Big 4 and both those shows were great but the show that Anthrax put on in San Diego last Monday night...
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