Billy Idol in concert 2011

Billy Idol in concert 2011

For the last few years I have been photographing Billy Idol and his band in concert. Luckily they play in Southern California a lot and even in a year where they only played a handful of shows, one of then was down the road at one of my favorite venues. What I wanted...
Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It. Live in Los Angeles

Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It. Live in Los Angeles

Yesterday I spent the day in Los Angeles with Scott Kelby, Brad Moore and a room full of photographers and Photoshop users. I was there for the latest Kelby Training tours; The Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It tour and it was a really fun day.   The day is broken...
Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears

This post is about two separate things. The first is shooting Tears for Fears, the second is using a pre release version of Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 to add a natural border look to each image. I want to start with the Nik software Color Efex Pro 4. If you read...
Backstage at the PhotoshopWorld keynote

Backstage at the PhotoshopWorld keynote

If you have ever been to a Photoshop World, you know what a production the keynote is. If you haven’t been to a Photoshop World, the next one is in Washington DC for the first time and I am sure will be something memorable. The last Photoshop World took place in...
Book Review: Photoshop Compositing Secrets

Book Review: Photoshop Compositing Secrets

I don’t do many book reviews here on my blog. I read a lot of books, some good, some bad and some great but I usually leave the book reviews to others. Today is an exception. A week or two ago I received my copy of Photoshop Compositing Secrets. Unlocking the...
Lil Wayne in concert

Lil Wayne in concert

Lil Wayne brought his I AM STILL MUSIC tour 2011 to San Diego last week and I was there to capture it. The shooting restrictions were the first three from the soundboard which was fine. I am getting used to the soundboard restrictions for shows in San Diego and even...
Night & Low-Light Photography Photo Workshop

Night & Low-Light Photography Photo Workshop

I am working on the final edits on my new book. It is called Night & Low Light Photography Photo Workshop. It is part of the Photo Workshop series of books and has been really interesting to write. The first problem was to decide on what content would be in the...
Light It: The new iPad magazine from Kelby Media

Light It: The new iPad magazine from Kelby Media

The reason that I first joined NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Proffessionals) was because of the magazine Photoshop User. I picked up the first issue in a bookstore called the San Diego Technical Bookstore and I went back every week looking for more issues. I...
Steel Pulse in Concert

Steel Pulse in Concert

If you have read this blog over the last few years, there re certain bands that come up time and time again. Steel Pulse is one of those bands and I feel very fortunate to be able to photograph them when our schedules allow it. I have been a huge fan of this band from...
Kenny Wayne Shepherd in concert

Kenny Wayne Shepherd in concert

Last night I went to photograph George Thorogood and the Destroyers. Right now you are probably asking yourself why I called this post Kenny Wayne Shepherd if I went to shoot George Thorogood, well, the answer is simple, Kenny opened the show and since the Thorogood...
Bush at the 91X X-Fest

Bush at the 91X X-Fest

This was my second time photographing Bush and while I loved the sunset light at the Epicenter show this time I got to see the Bush lighting in action and it was great. This was a show that would defiantly separate the pros from the amateurs. There was a lot of moving...
Incubus at the 91X X-Fest

Incubus at the 91X X-Fest

The 91X X-Fest took over the Cricket Amphitheater on July 16, 2011 and I was lucky enough to be there to photograph the headliners. The bands included Iration, Face to Face, Bush with Incubus closing the show. The photo pit was huge and not crowded making a big...
Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 Webinar

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 Webinar

Join me this Friday at 10am Pacific time for my webinar on using Nik Silver Efex pro 2. Now this webinar is how I use this Nik software especially when it comes to concert images that have bad color casts. For example, this shot was taken under the new LED lights that...
iPad 2 Fully Loaded

iPad 2 Fully Loaded

My new book, iPad 2 Fully Loaded is now available wherever books are sold. This book is the follow-up to the iPad Fully Loaded which was released very late in 2010. I really just want to make a few things clear. The first and most important is that the while there is...
Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub

Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub

I’ll start by saying that if you get a chance to see this band, just go. Don’t worry about what else might be going on that night or getting the required 8 hours of beauty rest, just go. This was my first time seeing / hearing this band and if there is a...
Vicente Fernández

Vicente Fernández

Do you know who Vicente Fernández is? I didn’t until last week when I got to shoot him in concert at the Valley View Casino Center. That’s when I found out that I had been living under a rock. Vicente Fernández might have started his career singing for...
Interview

Interview

A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Glyn Dewis and spoke about me. Since Glyn is based in Europe and I am in San Diego, California we actually sat and spoke via Skype but he result is the same. I rambled on in great detail about how I ended up doing what I do....
Lita Ford

Lita Ford

Last night I got to photograph Lita Ford in concert. It nearly didn’t happen.This is one of those stories that happens to concert photographers and most of the time it doesn’t have a happy ending. This time it did. I showed up at the box office with plenty...
Kelby Training on the iPad

Kelby Training on the iPad

Last year Scott Diussa and I filmed a class for Kelby Training on the ins and outs of concert photography. I am now pleased to say that the Kelby folks have released an iPad / iPhone app that allows you to watch the Kelby training classes on your iDevice. You can...
Joel Osteen : A Night of Hope

Joel Osteen : A Night of Hope

One of the really cool things about photographing for the Valley View Casino Center (formerly the San Diego Sports Arena) is the wide variety of subjects that I have been fortunate to photograph. This has included acts like Ricky Martin and Juanes and event like the...
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