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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Road Report – 09/27/2014

  Hey everyone!  Just a quick update while I’m on my iPad here at the venue.  I’m in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Dream Theater and we’re getting ready for the second show here at Mandarine Park.  It’s an outdoor venue and the weather has been great (a little cold at night, though).  We’re here in […]

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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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Road Report – 9/6/2014

  Greetings from the back lounge of a bus in Franklin, North Carolina. I’ve been on a break between Dream Theater runs, so I’ve been doing some shooting at home and catching up on domestic duties (always fun). A couple of days ago I got a text from my former boss, Jo Dee Messina (I […]

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My Favorite Gear And Settings For Concert Photography

  I’ve gotten some requests for info on my favorite gear and settings for concert photography, so here we go! Most of my gear is listed over on the “Gear I Love” page, but I wanted to go a little more in-depth in this post. First of all, “It’s not about the gear” is a […]

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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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Road Report – 08/17/2014

Hey friends! We finished up the European leg of Dream Theater’s tour a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been enjoying some home time! I’m always amazed at how quickly I jump between touring life and domestic life. It was really clear as I was scrolling through the photos on my camera – one shot […]

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Quick Tips – Thump!

Ok – this one is really short and really obvious, but I’ve been a victim of this oversight so I wanted to address it here. Three words: Close Your Bag! Quite simply, when you take your camera out of your bag to shoot remember to zip (or Velcro) your bag shut afterwards. This sounds ridiculously […]

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My Lenses

I often get asked about the gear that I use – especially which lenses I use for some of the shots that I post on social media. Lenses are one of the biggest investments you will make in your photography. Camera bodies will come and go, but your glass can stay with you for years, […]

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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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