The Nikon D4S

The Nikon D4S

It is the start of a new year. That means it is time for the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. This year Nikon has decided to show off their new top-of-the line DSLR, the Nikon D4S. Actually, they have decided to tell people that they are working on the new D4S....
Looking Back at 2013 – October through December

Looking Back at 2013 – October through December

October was a pretty slow month in 2013 concert wise for me. There was only one event at the Valley View Casino Center for me to shoot and that was a Rave. I did spend the time writing some ebooks, more on that later…. The Dada Life event on October 25 was a...
Looking back at 2013 – July through September

Looking back at 2013 – July through September

July in San Diego and the living is easy…. Well, the concert going is easy. The weather is usually great, the outdoor venues like Humphries and Sleep Train are kicking into full gear. July found me at Humphries for a double-header, Bruce Hornsby and the...
Looking back at 2013 – April through June

Looking back at 2013 – April through June

The second quarter of 2013 started off with another soundboard shoot, but this time I was ready. I used a Nikon 400m f/2.8 paired with the Nikon D4 to photograph the Rihanna tour stop at the Valley View Casino Center. I was really happy with just about everything...
Looking back at 2013 – January through March

Looking back at 2013 – January through March

2013 is just about over. It’s time to back up the images and look back at who and what I photographed this year. This year I photographed a wide variety of bands including some of the biggest names in music and one of my favorite bands of all time (The Who). I...
Joe Bonamassa – Concert Shoot

Joe Bonamassa – Concert Shoot

Joe Bonamassa is one fantastic guitar player. He plays like he was born with a guitar in his hands. He brought his band to San Diego on December 14, and even with some severe restrictions on photography, it was a really fun show to listen to and photograph. In the...
91X Wrex The Halls 2013

91X Wrex The Halls 2013

The 91X Wrex The Halls show returned to the Valley View Casino Center on December 8, 2013 with performances by Queen of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, The Silent Comedy and J. Roddy Wilston & the Business. This was my...
Jay-Z  – Concert Shoot

Jay-Z – Concert Shoot

Jay-Z is probably one of the most famous rappers / hip hop artists performing today. He brought this Magna Carta tour to San Diego on December 7, and I was lucky enough to be the only photographer there to capture the spectacle. Couple of things about this show: It...
91X Holiday Bonus Show

91X Holiday Bonus Show

On December 6, 2013, the 91x Holiday Bonus show was held at the Valley View Casino Center. This was a smaller warm-up show before the main 91X Wrex The Halls show scheduled for December 8. The lineup was Fitz and the Tantrums, Airborne Toxic Event, Chvrchs, and The...
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Concert Shoot

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Concert Shoot

Macklemore is the stage name of Ben Haggerty, who along with his producer Ryan Lewis is one of the biggest things out right now. They brought their high energy show to The Valley View Casino Center in San Diego on December 5, 2013 and I was there to capture it. The...
The London Souls – Concert shoot

The London Souls – Concert shoot

One of the bonuses of my job is when I get to photograph a band that I haven’t heard before and they really blow me away. That happened at the Tedeschi Trucks Band show when I got to photograph and hear the opener, The London Souls. They have a great sound, very...
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Concert Shoot

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Concert Shoot

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks make a fantastic team. They also have a great band. I first saw Derek Trucks play many years ago. I think the first time was during a New Years eve run where the Derek Trucks Band opened for Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. Over the years, I...
Pearl Jam – Concert shoot

Pearl Jam – Concert shoot

I am really lucky. I have photographed some of the biggest names in music over the years. I still get excited to shoot any concert, but there are some bands out there that are on my bucket list. I have been able to knock a few off my list in recent years; The Who,...
Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom Creative Cloud Deal

Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom Creative Cloud Deal

Want a membership to the Creative Cloud for Photoshop and Lightroom? Don’t own a qualifying product? You can now get a Photographers membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud which gives you Photoshop CC and Lightroom for just $9.99 a month. Best part is you...
Selena Gomez – Concert Shoot

Selena Gomez – Concert Shoot

This was my second time photographing Selena for the Valley View Casino Center. This was by far the more difficult shoot. The photographers (all three of us) were crammed into a very small spot and spent most of the show photographing across the stage into a very...
Switchfoot – Hometown concert shoot

Switchfoot – Hometown concert shoot

There is something very cool about shooting a great band in front of a hometown crowd. It is especially cool when the show takes place in a smaller theater and the band shows off their latest project. On Tuesday night I photographed Switchfoot, a San Diego based band...
The Nikon Df – A Different Perspective

The Nikon Df – A Different Perspective

If you are into photography, you have probably heard that Nikon has released a new DSLR, the Nikon Df. Lets talk about the spec first and then I will go into why I think this camera might just be one that a lot of people have been waiting for. The Nikon Df uses a 16.2...
Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that focuses on remembering friends and family that have passed away. The celebration usually takes place on October 31, November 1 and 2 to coincide with All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day. One of the traditions...
Analog Efex Pro – What I like

Analog Efex Pro – What I like

The Nik collection just got a new member. Analog Efex Pro.  This plug-in is meant to simulate the effects that you used to get with the older film cameras. The basic idea is that you pick a camera type over on the left and then adjust the settings over on the right....
Emilie Autumn

Emilie Autumn

Have you heard of Emilie Autumn? She is a multi-talented performer who I got to photograph yesterday (October 26, 2013) before and during her show at Porter’s Pub on the UCSD campus. She writes, sings and plays the violin. The afternoon started with a quick...
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