Stagecoach Day 2

Stagecoach Day 2

Just looking at the schedule for day 2 made it clear that I would have a lot of walking in front of me and a lot of decisions to who to shoot and who to skip. With a little luck and a some good timing, I would be able to shoot most of the bands.There were 17 bands...
Stagecoach Day 1 – part 2

Stagecoach Day 1 – part 2

After shooting Phosphorescent, it was time once again to head over to the Mane stage for Steel Magnolia, the duo of Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones. These two really looked like they were having a good time. As for the photography, it was pretty standard for an...
Stagecoach Day 1 – part 1

Stagecoach Day 1 – part 1

Photographing Stagecoach was all about making choices. There was no way to shoot all the bands, many times they overlapped and the distances between the stages made it tough, nearly impossible to get to everything. So what to shoot? The first choice was between David...

Stagecoach

A week after shooting four of the biggest names in metal, I was back in Indio for Stagecoach, California’s Country Music Festival. The weather was great, the line up was strong and there were less photographers than at the big 4. So life should have been perfect...

The Big 4 : Metallica

The final band of the Big 4 was Metallica and shooting them was both the best and the worst of the day. It was the best because finally the sun had set and the stage lighting was doing what it was meant to do. It was the worst because the photo-pit was PACKED, I have...

The Big 4 : Slayer

This was my third time shooting Slayer and the first time during the day. The last time I shot them I was hoping for more light, this time around I really wanted the sun to go down so the stage lighting would be more pronounced. But it was not to be and all the stage...

The Big 4: Megadeth

With Anthrax done and it was time for Megadeth to take the Big 4 stage. This time I was more in the middle of the photo pit and managed to get some fun shots, especially of Dave Mustaine with his double neck flying V guitar. I just wish I had been able to move towards...

The Big 4 : Anthrax

The Big 4 concert started with Anthrax and a preview of both the good, the bad and the ugly about shooting this show. I’ll start with the good and move into the bad and ugly since overall I really had a great time shooting this show. This was just my second time...

Prepping for the Big 4

This weekend, the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio CA will be rocking. On April 23 the Big 4 will be together for the first and only time in the United States. Who are the Big 4? Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax and I will be there photographing the show. This is...
Photoshop User Magazine

Photoshop User Magazine

  If you are not a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals then you didn’t get the latest issue of the their magazine, Photoshop User in your mailbox. That means you missed getting my Real World Concert Photography article delivered...

Rise Against

What a great show. Lights were fun to shoot under and the band really put on a show. Again, the only downside were a couple of the other photographers who seemed to have their own idea of photo-pit etiquette. All images shot with a Nikon D700 and 24-70mm f/2.8,...

Bad Religion

A few weeks ago I got to shoot Bad Religion when they were on the bill with Rise Against. It was great to be back shooting at the UCSD RIMAC Arena. I had shot there previously for the house and this was my first time shooting there for SoundSpike. On the plus side,...

Linkin Park

A couple of weeks ago I got to photograph Linkin Park when they played here in San Diego. Great show and some really fun images. All shots taken with a Nikon D700 and 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 . The only downside was that we were not allowed to shoot any crowd...

Photoshop World 2011 Orlando – Expo

There are two distinct parts to Photoshop World; the classes and the Expo. The expo floor is where the sponsors get to ply their wares. It is also the place where people can talk to the actual people who create the products that we use everyday. I wanted to do a post...

Photoshop World 2011 Orlando (day 4)

I woke up bright and early on Friday, the last day of Photoshop World. The sky had cleared and the view from my hotel promised a great day. I was looking forward to catching a few classes and maybe even getting a few shots in at the Wescott booth. I spend a lot of...

Photoshop World 2011 Orlando (day 3)

Day three started with a flash and a rumble. I woke up thinking that someone was using a flash in my hotel room, which didn’t seem right. Turns out I had fallen asleep with the curtains partly open and the flash I saw was lightning. The weather had gone from a...

Photoshop World 2011 Orlando (day 2)

Day two started really early for me. I had to get the three images from the concert pre conference work shop over to the convention center so that the crew running the keynote presentation could get the images into the presentation at the right spot and make sure it...

Photoshop World 2011 Orlando (day 1)

Last week was the Photoshop World Conference and Expo in Orlando Florida and it was amazing. Every year it seems to just get better. It may be that I am getting more comfortable in the role of instructor, it may be that the staff keeps getting better (not even sure...

San Diego Sports Arena

Have you seen the movie Almost Famous? If you haven’t, go out and watch it. It happens to be one of my favorite movies and I think you will enjoy it as well. Now the movie follows a young music writer as he goes on tour with an up and coming band. The movie...

The Flash Bus in San Diego

The Flash Bus rolled through San Diego on March 17th. David Hobby & Joe McNally, both masters of the small flash spent the day enlightening and lighting up the eager San Diego audience. Dave starts the day explaining how the light in your images works and how to...
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