Silver Efex Pro2 – History Browser

This is not the post about the History of Silver Efex. It is a post about the new History Browser in Silver Efex 2 Pro. Now some of you will go into the program and know what you want to do, then you do it and you’re done. I like to play around and try various...

Photoshop World 2011

Have you been to Photoshop World? If you are a photographer, photoshop user, designer, professional or amateur you should seriously consider going to Photoshop World. I went to my first Photoshop World back in 2002 when it was held at the San Diego Convention Center....

Silver Efex Pro2 – Brightness

Concert lighting can be really tough to work with. One solution to crappy lights is to turn a bad color image into a great black and white image. This is something that I have been doing for years and Silver Efex Pro made it easy. Now Silver Efex Pro 2 makes it even...

Silver Efex Pro2 – Borders continued

I wanted to expand a little on the borders I have been using in Silver Efex Pro 2. For this example I took an image of Rob Zombie from the 2010 Mayhem festival that was really frustrating me due to the solid green wash of light. This was taken at ISO 1600, f/2.8 and...

Silver Efex Pro2 – Borders

I have been a really big fan of Nik Softwares Silver Efex Pro since it first came out. I have always loved turning color photographs to black and white and have tried just about every method to do so. From the simple desaturate to dropping a gradient layer over the...

Billy Morrison Signature Les Paul

Last year I met Billy Morrison while shooting Billy Idol on tour in southern California. Not only did I really enjoy his playing but his stage presence was really fun to photograph. Since then I have photographed Billy Morrison with Billy Idol numerous times and got...

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

I have always wanted to shoot this band. A great looking front woman, high energy, a great look and nice lighting. Well, I finally got my chance but it was a lot harder than it looked. Mainly due to the predominantly backlighting during the show combined with a really...

Stolen Images

I recently was informed by another photographer that a website: www.allvoices.com was using my images. This was news to me since I had never heard of www.allvoices.com and more than that, I had never sold or licensed any of my images for them to use. It turns out that...

iPad test post

I am looking for a way to blog right from my iPad. This is the free word press app. Very plain but might be useful when on the road. Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterMoreEmailLinkedInWhatsAppLike this:Like...

Motörhead

Motörhead is really loud. They are so loud that halfway through the three songs in the pit I thought I had forgotten to put my earplugs in but after a quick check (sticking my finger in my ear) they were firmly in place, the band was just that loud. Motörhead...

The Flash Bus

There are some great learning opportunities out there these days. Between seminars, online training, DVD, and books, you can get instruction on just about any thing from dome of the best practitioners around. This is really true when it comes to photography. Now, two...

NAMM 2011

I spent two days in Anaheim at the NAMM, (the National Association of Music Merchants) show. On Thursday, 1/13/2011 I spent the day with Billy Morrison, Steve Stevens, Josie Stevens and Jimbo (guitar Tech extraordinaire ). This included an interview session for Billy...

Steel Panther

Heavy Metal Hair Bands are alive and well. At least they are if you ask Steel Panther. There is more to this shoot that I just went and shot the band. There is some history and a bit of a story. It has to do with photoshop World, Las Vegas, and a slew of...

Mark & Brian Christmas Show

What a night! For those of you reading this that don’t live in Los Angeles, you might now know who Mark and Brian are. They are a pair of radio personalities that have a morning show on KLOS in LA. I listened to them all through the 1990’s and one of the...

iPad Fully Loaded

I am really happy to announce that my new book iPad Fully Loaded is now available just in time for that last minute holiday gift for the iPad owner in your life. Here is a little bit about what is and isn’t in the book. The easiest way to do this is to just show...

Guitar Heroes

Last night in San Diego I had the privilege of photographing Billy Idol in concert again. For the show last night I really focused on getting some images for an upcoming project that will remain secret for a while and spent the night mainly shooting Steve Stevens and...

Big Book Giveaway

As a big thank you to all the people who read this blog and follow me on twitter I have an end of the year giveaway. One lucky blog reader / twitter follower is going to get a big holiday gift. And whats better than a big stack of great photo books. So here is the...

KELBY TRAINING: CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY

I am really happy to announce that the Kelby Training class that Scott Diussa and I shot earlier this year is now live on the Kelby Training website. Scott and I cover everything from a solo act up to a hard metal act. Check it out HERE Here is the breakdown of the...

Steel Pulse in Los Angeles

Thursday, November 4th, I headed up to the Hollywood PArk racetrack to catch up with one of my favorite bands and photo subjects: Steel Pulse. I have shot Steel Pulse many times over the last few years and they are by far one of the best bands to shoot. I might be a...

Mark Karan & Jemimah Puddleduck

My history with Mark goes back a long time. I have shot Mark over the years way too many times to count. From photo pits of venues like Irvine Meadows and the Greek Theatre to radio stations in upstate New York I really have shot Mark more than any other performer...
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