What makes a great concert photo? 14 tips to music photography greatness.

I shoot a lot of gigs.  Over the past five years or so, I’ve shot hundreds and hundreds of them, if not more. In fact, in the past ten weeks alone, since launching my Front Row Focus publication, I’ve photographed three festivals, and about a dozen local concerts, totaling countless artists (okay, I could count them but it’s not really necessary). And, I don’t even cover music full time like some of my colleagues! Read more »

My Top 3 Favorite Photographers

I am often asked who my “favorite” photographer is. This is a rather difficult question for me, as I admittedly do not know much about photography (or art) history, as they didn’t teach me that stuff in engineering college, and I haven’t read up on stuff like that in my copious amount of free time (yes, I’m being sarcastic).  Having said that, if I had to choose, then here are my Top 3 “favorite” photographers: Read more »

Press Release: Vagabond Photo Walks – WNC announced!

A New Photography MeetUp Sparks Interest in the Asheville / WNC Region Read more »

What’s in the bag (and in the luggage)?

So, you’re heading off on a big “photography” trip.  I know the feeling — I’ll be on my way to Venice to lead a Vagabond Vistas Photo Tour at 2:10pm this afternoon!  In preparation for this journey, I put together a comprehensive list off all of the gear that I need to bring, or would like to bring, but simply don’t have the room in my luggage (or don’t see the items as “essential” for travel photography, or for this particular photo tour). Read more »

15 Criteria for Selecting a Photography Instructor

With the arrival of the digital age, photography has become more accessible than it has ever been.  Now-a-days, it seems that everyone has a fancy DSLR camera, or a modern mirror-less model, with interchangeable lenses.  Strangely enough, the camera manufacturers want you to believe that all you need to do is take the camera out of the box, charge the battery, and add a memory card, and you’ll soon be shooting like a top pro for National Geographic. Read more »

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