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An Open Letter on Behalf of Photographers and Media – Photography Article

Dear Live Nation, This is an open letter to your company regarding the increasingly poor treatment of media and credentialed photographers. I have been shooting concerts for approaching 10 years now, and I have watched the change and decline in how media and photo passes are handled for concerts over the years, so I want to outline this change and explain the extremely frustrating situation I recently experienced at one of your venues. Let’s rewind to 2010 when I was…

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Stop Shooting and ‘F***ing Watch the Show’ – Photography Article

Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is drawing mixed reactions today after posting a video to his Facebook and Instagram accounts in which he chastises a fan for recording him during a show, telling the fan to “turn it off” and “F***ing watch the show!”. This isn’t the first time a musician has been recorded telling a fan to “put the d*mn camera down” and just watch the show. Peter Frampton once threw a fan’s phone into the rafters because he…

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How I Got Outsmarted by a Kid with an Umbrella – Photography Article

I’m an experienced concert photographer. From the largest stadiums to the smallest, dirtiest night clubs, I’ve photographed thousands of bands and seen it all. I’m damned confident in my ability to anticipate the shot and be in the right place at the right time. Or, at least I was until last Saturday night. I was out to shoot the Beck and Cage the Elephant show at the Dos Equis Pavilion in south Dallas. Dos Equis is an outdoor amphitheater, with…

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Tips from a Pro Music Photographer – Photography Article

I am writing this concert photography guide in response to several ‘How to’ guides I have seen online that don’t quite hit the mark on how to take great live concert photographs. Most of the articles focus too much on the obvious, like concerts are dark and avoid things in your way (like mic stands and such). Personally, I think it is a bit patronizing to suggest that you are letting the photographer in on the ‘professional secrets’ if it…

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Frontman Slaps Phone from Fan Who Jumped Onstage for Selfie – Photography Article

The punk rock band FIDLAR was performing in Berkeley earlier this week when a fan jumped onstage and attempted to take a selfie with frontman Zac Carper. Carper would have none of it, and he proceeded to slap the phone out of the woman’s hand. Back in 2015, FIDLAR actually tweeted a warning of this very thing. i have no problem breaking your iPhone 6 if you jump on stage and take a selfie while we are playing. please, give…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Winter at Tantora: A Magical Mystical Tour – Photobook Photography Article

Winter at Tantora is an incredible event like none other ever before here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Amidst the stark picturesque beauty of the city of Al Ula, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Winter at Tantora Festival started on December 20th and will run through February 9th.  Each weekend concert over the eight weeks features a different theme high quality entertainment spectacular followed by a magnificent feast matching the theme of the evening. The venue for…

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Drones for Christmas | V-Drone | New Orleans, LA – Aerial Photography Article

30 Nov Drones for Christmas | V-Drone | New Orleans, LA It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it’s looking like are all getting a dose of drones for Christmas! Everyone’s eyes are on Madison Square Garden during the Holiday season. This year,  Intel’s Shooting Star drones will join the Radio City Rockettes for the finale of its annual Christmas Spectacular at Radio City. These drones won’t be filming but creating a light show over the stage, using…

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