Monthly Archives: June 2011

Brian Wilson 4: Two Things I Wish I Did Differently

I wish I did change lenses. I could have used the 70-300mm to get close-up shots of Wilson, instead of the half- or three-quarter-length shots of him that I wound up with. I might have been able to use the … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson 3: ARGH! THE LIGHTS!!!!

I now appreciate how easy the Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers concert was to photograph. They stood in a straight line on stage, evenly lit. The only problem was that Steve Martin’s white suit was naturally brighter than … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson 2: Lens Selection

Shooting position was from the left and right corner of the stage. There was an open area in both sections. We weren’t allowed in front of the stage where there was a row of seats, but that’s OK. There wasn’t … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson 1: Getting There Is Half the Fun, Right?

As with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, it was one email to Brian Wilson’s publicist (listed on his web page) that got me a photo pass within 24 hours.  I love it when they make things easy like … Continue reading

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500px

The hottest new photo sharing start-up is 500px.  It’s been around for a while, but for various reasons it seems to finally be catching up now.  I’ve signed up for the basic account.  It’s very pretty, but we’ll see if … Continue reading

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Next Week: Brian Wilson at the Wellmont Theater

I hope you like this picture.  I’ve got roughly 200 others just like it. Next week, I’ll explain what I mean by that, how shooting this concert made me feel like a high school freshman all over again, and how … Continue reading

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Photo Notes 08 June 2011

* Richard Harrington did an impressive time lapse video project recently — for diabetes!  He took 50,000 pictures and used five cameras to pull it off.  Give it a view. * In the world of long exposures, this might be … Continue reading

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You Can Read Into Photographs What You Like

You may see a caged animal, where the focus of the picture is on the cage and the bear is so cruelly kept behind it, completely counter to his nature. I see a shot where the camera grabbed focus wrong, … Continue reading

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Urban Exploring in NYC

This is the single most gripping video I’ve watched on-line in a long time.  It runs nearly a half hour, but it’s worth it.  You can choose to block out some time or not, but you’ll not be able to … Continue reading

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The Fun of Attempting to be a Concert Photographer

The real work in concert photographer isn’t the 10 – 15 minutes you get to spend at a show after a drive to the venue that’s twice as long. No, the fun is keeping your chin up during the constant … Continue reading

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