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I have a lot of books. I also have a couple of repeats on my book shelf. Many of these are books that I worked on in some form, either wrote or edited. Since space is at a premium in my office and I don’t need multiple copies of the same book I am going to start...

Portrait Photography

I have just released a new book called Exposure Digital Field Guide and wanted to share one of my favorite photos from the book. It is a shot of my friend and model Nicole. The photo is not only the lead image from the Portrait Photography chapter, it is also on the...

Photo Expo West

This weekend is the 5th annual Photo Expo West here in San Diego. For all the details go HERE. I was going to be there both days partly to talk about a new Lightroom Workflow class that I was going to be teaching at Essy’s Studio. You see, Essy’s is a new...

Hey Joe, where you going with that flash in your hand?

The Joe I am talking about is one of the masters of  off camera flash and he was sharing his expertise at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It was the Location Lighting Techniques for Photographers Tour with Joe McNally brought to you Kelby Training Live, try saying...

Lens for sale

I have being going through my gear and came across a lens that I have used maybe once or twice. I have decided to sell the lens so if you want it or know someone who does, let me know by emailing me at alan@alanhessphotography.com. The lens in question is the AF...

Exposure Digital field Guide out now

I am very happy to announce that my new book Exposure Digital Field Guide is available now wherever books are sold. To buy the new book , go to you local book store and ask for it or you can buy it at Barnes and Noble HERE or at Amazon HERE. One of the things I cover...

Ocean Beach Dog Carnival

I love my neighborhood. Today was the 4th annual Ocean Beach Dog Carnival, a day for crazy dog owners to dress up their dogs and bring them to the park for prizes and fun. I imported, sorted and output the image using Lightroom 3. While there are some bugs, nothing...

Lightroom 3 Beta released !

Adobe has released the public beta of lightroom 3. You can download the Public Beta at: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom3/ I am running the new Beta and have a few thoughts on what is new and improved, what works and what doesn’t. The first thing is...

My day with Ben Willmore (CS4 for Photographers)

Kelby Training live came to San Diego today with the Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers seminar. This is one of the Photoshop training seminars taught by Ben Willmore, an amazingly talented photographer and photoshop instructor. I did not get the chance to take any...

Citizen Cope

A couple of weeks ago I shot Citizen Cope in concert here in San Diego. It was at a crappy venue in crappy weather but even without any lights or photopit I managed to get one of my favorite shots of Cope ever. There was just something about the look to this shot that...

Nicole & Glenn Wedding

I don’t shoot too many weddings but once in a while when I am asked to shoot one I will. That was the case recently when one of the models I shoot regularly asked if I would shoot her wedding. I really liked this shot of Nicole and it might just be one of my...

New look

I am working on changing the look and feel of this site. Hang in there with me while I make these changes. Thanks. Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterMoreEmailLinkedInWhatsAppLike this:Like...

The Digital Trekker 2010 Calendar

I am a huge fan of Matt Brandon work. I first “met” Matt  through twitter and was blown away by his images. I was lucky enough to meet Matt in person at the Photoshop World in Las Vegas. He is one of the most talented photographers and genuinely  nicest...

Nikon D3s

Well, it is official. Nikon releases the D3s. This is the new top of the line DSLR from Nikon. The big news is that the camera reaches new levels in ISO performance and this is a big one for me because I shoot in low light situations all the time. The question now...

Photoshop World Concert Shoot Pre Con workshop

This year Scott Diussa and I taught a pre conference workshop on concert photography at Photoshop World Conference and Expo. We had a great time teaching and all the feedback I have received from the participants has been overwhelmingly positive. Scott and I started...

My Photoshop World Schedule

Before I left for Vegas last week, I only had two things I knew I had to do: 1) Teach the Concert Photography pre con 2) Teach the Concert shooting class. That left the rest of the time for me to take advantage of being part of Photoshop World and go to some of the...

Photoshop World 2009 recap – Day 1

I’m back from Photoshop World in Las Vegas and it was amazing. Gather the top photoshop gurus along with some of the worlds best photographers, add in 3000 eager attendees, mix in a little Vegas madness and you have Photoshop World 2009. For most folks,...

Photoshop World 2009

Photoshop World officially kicks off today in about 2 hours. For some, it started yesterday with a full range on pre conference workshops including my Real World Concert Photography. I really want to thank everyone who came out and joined Scott Diussa and myself for...

News Update

I know there hasn’t been too many updates recently. There is a good reason for that, it is because I have been really, really busy. I have shot concerts, finished up the last work on my new book, put together a concert pre-conference workshop for Photoshop world...

San Diego Street Scene 09 — part 3

Part 3.. So many bands and so much to cover and I am only half way through the first day. I had just finished listening to Shooter Jennings and it was time to head over to the main stage to hear Devendra Banhart. Devendra Banhart I had never heard of Devendra Banhart...
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