Ticket Disaster

TicketMaster controls most of the concert / event tickets sales in the USA. Live Nation controls a ton of the concert venues and now these two want to join forces. This is a bad idea for ticket buyers / concert goers. I urge everyone to go to www.ticketdisaster.org...

Going to the Dogs

Yesterday was my first shoot of 2010 and if they all go as easily, then 2010 will be a good year. I wasn’t shooting a band, or a model. It wasn’t a wedding or even an event. Yesterday I shot a series of dog portraits of two very special animals; Annie...

Check your settings

Years ago I read a post by Scott Kelby over at Photoshop Insider that had to do with checking your settings before starting to shoot. Scott used an acronym to help remember to check the most critical settings. The acronym is WHIMS, which stands for: W: White Balance...

Top Tips At DPE

There is a great post over at the Digital Photo Experience today. It is top tips from the whole Digital Photo Team. Check it out HERE. I love the tip from John Paul Caponigro; Take a walk. It is simple and have an added bonus of keeping you healthy. Share...

WordTwit

I have added wordtwit to my Blog. This plugin automatically adds a tweet for every blog post automatically. I hope it works as advertised. Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterMoreEmailLinkedInWhatsAppLike this:Like...

White Rabbits

First band up at the 94.9 FM Holiday Hootenanny was the White Rabbits. Not bad lighting but a photo pit filled with what seems like first time shooters. No consideration for the crowd, no consideration for the other shooters and no consideration for the band. White...

Book suggestions

Over at Digital photo Experience, there is a great post on some books for the photographer in your life. Check it out over HERE. Suggestions cover everything from concert photograph to the Creative Digitial Darkroom. Share...

Shoot this weekend.

I am all set to shoot what will most likely be my last bands of 2009. White Rabbits Manchester Orchestra Phoenix Vampipre Weekend Spoon They are playing as part of the 94.9 Holiday Hootenay.  It should be an interesting shoot. Share...

Update

www.alanhessphotography.com is going through some update pains right now. check back next week for the new look Thanks Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterMoreEmailLinkedInWhatsAppLike this:Like...

New Website / New Podcast

There is a new website and podcast coming out today. The Digital Photo Experience is a new endeavor brought to you by Rick Sammon and Juan Pons. Rick and Juan have put together a great group of photographers and contributors for the website that will be covering all...

Quick headshot

Today I took a couple of quick headshots and it was all possible due to a SB-800 with a LumiQuest Softbox III, the built in commander mode on the Nikon D700 and a plain black background. The whole setup took less than 1 minute, which was a good thing cause thats all...

Holiday gift suggestions

It is that time of the year again. You know, the shopping season. That time from 12:01 am on the friday after thanksgiving until you just can’t take it any more. Well, not to feel left out, I have come up with a collection of cool stuff to buy that special...

Back in High School

Today I went back to High School. It wasn’t even my High School. I was a guest for four photography classes at Patrick Henry High School but it was to lecture or teach, nope, I was there to grade student presentations. The assignment for the students was to put...

Keller Williams at the Belly Up Tavern

It was a really busy weekend with both the Photo Expo west and the San Diego Quarterly Coimic Convention going on, but the highlight for me is when I can shoot a live show and thats what I did on Saturday night. Keller Williams played a fantastic show at the Belly Up...
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