San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – Part 2

San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – Part 2

Friday kicked off with an early meeting to go over the schedule of events to photograph. This year I was working on assignment covering the Fox / FX shows. My schedule for Friday looked like this: Archer – Booth Signing Bones – Press Line Wayward Pines...
San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – Part 1

San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – Part 1

Last week was the CON. That’s what the San Diego International Comic Con is known as to those of us that go every year. I have been going to the The Con since the mid 1980’s and while it has morphed and grown over the years into a huge marketing tool for...
Mayhem Festival – People

Mayhem Festival – People

Yesterday was the kick off show of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. A full blog of music photos will follow, but here are a couple of shots of the crowd. Always a great day for photography. All images captured with a Nikon D4 and Nikon D700. Share...
ACCEPT – Stampede Video – Behind the Scenes

ACCEPT – Stampede Video – Behind the Scenes

It’s 2am. and my alarm is going off. It’s time to get up, pack up some gear and drive 3+ hours up to The Devils Punchbowl to document the making of the new ACCEPT music video. I’ll get to my story in a minute, but first, here is the story of the...
Jackie Greene at the Belly Up – Concert shoot.

Jackie Greene at the Belly Up – Concert shoot.

Jackie Greene came to town on Wednesday for a tour ending stop at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. This is not a normal concert shoot, but more of a date night with a couple of photos thrown in. I have been photographing Jackie over the years and they shows are...
Photographing Fireworks – Fuel Book

Photographing Fireworks – Fuel Book

The 4th of July is right around the corner which means it’s time to talk about photographing fireworks. There are lots of different places around the internet where you can get tips and tricks on capturing fireworks, many of them pretty good. I have written a...
Steve Winwood – Concert shoot

Steve Winwood – Concert shoot

I think that Humphreys Concerts by the Bay is one of the most beautiful concert venues any where. But it is a nightmare for photographers with no pit and a seated crowd. Steve Winwood came to town on June 17 and I was at Humphreys to capture the legendary performer....
Photoshop CC (2014) Edition

Photoshop CC (2014) Edition

Adobe has updated Photoshop CC and they did it in a way that is not only annoying but a big step backwards. When Adobe announced the Creative Cloud subscription model, the idea was that instead of the 18 month update cycle, the applications would be updated as needed....
Romeo Santos – Concert Shoot

Romeo Santos – Concert Shoot

Romeo Santos “The King of Bachata” kicked off his tour last night in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center. I missed photographing the previous tour due to a scheduling conflict so this was my first time photographing Romeo in concert. Great light,...
Photographing a Rave

Photographing a Rave

Since 2011 I have photographed quite a few electronic dance music shows… I have photographed a lot of big names in the EDM shows from Tiesto to Armin van Duuren. I usually stay away from the stage and focus on the crowd and the view from the crowd. I love using...
ISO 101 Article – Photoshop User Magazine

ISO 101 Article – Photoshop User Magazine

I am really happy to announce that I have a great article in the new issue of Photoshop User magazine. The article covers the basics of ISO and includes samples of different ISOs from 100 – 25,600. I really need to thank the crew over at Kelby One for making my...
Guest on Glyn Dewis Podcast

Guest on Glyn Dewis Podcast

I am honored to be the guest on my friend Glyn Dewis Podcast today. He asked me to do a little video on how I do my post production. Everything in the video is done in Adobe Camera Raw but you could do it in Lightroom. A few quick edits can make a huge difference....
My day with ACCEPT

My day with ACCEPT

Heavy metal legends ACCEPT have a new album coming out this summer called Blind Rage. They are also getting ready to hit the road throughout Europe and Australia. This last weekend they made it out to the West Coast to shoot a new music video. I am not going to tell...
Photoshop World 2014 – Atlanta

Photoshop World 2014 – Atlanta

Another Photoshop World is in the bag. This year Photoshop World was held in Atlanta for the first time and it was a great experience. This was my ninth time as an instructor, but the first time that I taught in the actual Photoshop track. More on that a little later....
Los Tigres Del Norte – Concert Shoot

Los Tigres Del Norte – Concert Shoot

A few weeks ago (right before leaving for Photoshop World and vacation) I photographed the Los Tigres Del Norte concert at the Valley View Casino Center.   The night did not start off well. The lighting for the opening acts was low, flat and boring and I did not...
The End of “How I Met Your Mother”

The End of “How I Met Your Mother”

Last night was the final episode of How I Met Your Mother. I will admit that I am a fan of the show and have watched the story of Ted, Robin, Lily, Marshall and Barney since the first episode. Tough to believe that was 9 full seasons ago. The reason I am writing a...
Umphrey’s McGee – Concert Shoot

Umphrey’s McGee – Concert Shoot

Umphrey’s McGee is a rock band originally from Indiana, whose music is often called “progressive improvisation” which to me sounds like a fancy way to say jam band. The band consists of Brendan Bayliss (guitar and vocals), Jake Cinninger (guitar and...
Bye Bye Calumet

Bye Bye Calumet

Calumet Photo has closed its door after 75 years. No final sale, no real information, just a note on their Facebook page: After 75 years of business it is with a heavy heart that we announce our immediate closing in the United States (our European stores will...
All Access – The Concert Photography Book

All Access – The Concert Photography Book

Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions through my website about the basics of concert photography. From what gear to use to how to get a photo pass. There is a great resource for concert photographers, one I am particularly proud of. All Access: Your...
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