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Def Leppard Live DVD

Well, I’m pretty excited to tell you that the new Def Leppard DVD comes out today and the cover image is one that I shot during the tour last year!  I’ve always been a Leppard fan, so having my photo on the cover is a huge honor for me.  I blasted the Pyromania cassette constantly […]

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2016 Neal Morse Band Shoot

I recently had the pleasure of shooting the Neal Morse Band for their upcoming CD and tour.  I’ve known Neal since about 2010 and I’ve toured with him several times.  I also shot the photos for his last album (The Grand Experiment) and tour.  Check out the post on that shoot here. They were in […]

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Neal Morse Band Shoot

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts lately – the Dream Theater tour wrapped up and I’ve been doing some shooting here in my home area. One of these shoots was for my friend Neal Morse, who is an amazing musician and songwriter. Neal is one of those guys who plays several instruments better […]

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Example – Tony Harnell and Bumblefoot

  Here is a shot of Tony Harnell (TNT) and Bumblefoot (Guns ‘N Roses). I think that the interplay between musicians is a great thing to capture, so I’m always looking for those moments. I was focusing on Tony while he was singing, and I saw him start to walk over to Bumblefoot (great name!), […]

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Example – Mike Portnoy

  This is one of my favorite shots from the Winery Dogs tour. Mike Portnoy would throw his sticks in the air pretty regularly, so I wanted to catch the ultimate mid-air shot. One of the advantages of touring with a band is that you learn the music and any regular moves that the band […]

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Beyond The Stage – Telling The Story Of A Show

Today I want to get into one of my favorite subjects – looking for those shots that will complement the standard live photos that you get of a band. I’m talking about detail shots (gear, isolated shots of a performer’s hands or other part of their body), behind the scenes (maybe a tech working, performers […]

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Example – James LaBrie Shoot

In one of my previous posts, I talked about finding interesting locations while going about your everyday activities. While touring Europe with Dream Theater recently, I found a really cool old door in one of the backstage stairways. I was just wandering around figuring out where the dressing rooms were and I stumbled across this […]

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Example – Jordan Rudess

        For this portrait of Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater, we only had a few minutes to set up and shoot.  I went with a Canon 430EXII speedlight with a Sto-Fen diffuser on it.  I know these diffusers are primarily used to bounce light off of a ceiling, but in this case […]

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Example – Dream Theater’s John Myung

        There are times when being familiar with the band members’ moves can be really helpful.  Dream Theater’s bassist, John Myung, will regularly toss his hair back while playing. I think he does it to get it out of his face, since, as you can see, it’s pretty long! This shot was […]

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