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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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Taking Your Photography to the Next Level – Photography Article

I recall reading an interview years ago in which Steve McCurry — a master at assembling powerfully wrought imagery — claimed not to think about composition. I was dumbfounded, even more so when I realized he was telling the truth. There are many reasons that we make photographs. If you’re reading Fstoppers, there’s a good chance that you’re wanting to do more than just create a factual record of what your child’s sixth birthday cake looked like. As photographers and…

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Artist Series with Photographer and Blogger Dani Ayee – Photography Article

Explore the art of finding yourself with Toronto-based photographer Dani Ayee in this installment of Shutterstock Presents: Artist Series. Shutterstock Presents: Artist Series is a video series highlighting creative artists on Shutterstock’s marketplace. Today we’re introducing Toronto-based photographer and blogger Dani Lyn Ayee, who creates diverse lifestyle content for Shutterstock Custom as well as her independent freelance clients. Dani Lyn Ayee for Shutterstock Custom As an artist, Dani didn’t start her creative career as a photographer. First, she had stints…

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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch in the Middle East – Photobook Photography Article

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Oman and Qatar.  YouTube Music, a music streaming app, offers people a new way to experience the music they love through a versatile catalogue of official songs, albums, covers, videos, live performances and more. YouTube Premium, a paid subscription on the main YouTube app, offers ad-free viewing, background playing, offline access, as well as, access to a YT Music subscription. All…

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September Fresh: New Content We Love – Photography Article

Each month we bring you the top inspirational images in Shutterstock’s collection. Explore new content and beautiful photographs in our September roundup. Every day, our team searches for new content on Shutterstock and Offset. This blog post showcases new content we love that was uploaded the month prior. We couldn’t be more excited to share this month’s September Fresh, featuring the new content from contributors from Shutterstock, Offset, and PremiumBeat. We have a global network powered by thousands of creative…

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Profoto’s Connect: Easy Function / Relaxed Style – Photography Article

Take a quick moment to watch Profoto’s latest clip showing off their wireless flash trigger, Connect, used by Hélène Pambrun. When you’re done, give Profoto’s accompanying story a read. Pambrun has recently risen to fame shooting the likes of Tony Bennett, Ben Harper, Ed Sheeran, and Dua Lipa. She is currently Harry Styles’ tour photographer. Like most, Pambrun started as a natural light photographer, but had to quickly adapt to flash photography to meet the needs of her clients. As she was…

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Free Music Samples: 100% Copyright-Cleared Sound – Photography Article

Get free guitar lines, flute and clarinet samples, metronomical grooves, handclaps and percussions, trumpets, shouts, yells, whispers and gang vocals, piano loops, and many more. These sound samples are 100% copyright cleared. Download today and start creating new music! Attention music producers and composers: you can use these free music sample packs to build your next project. Completely free and copyright-cleared, these music samples can legally be used in any of your personal and commercial music projects. Samples are short…

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Tells Fan to Put Their Phone Away and ‘F***ing Watch the Show’ – Photography Article

The topic of phones at concerts has become quite contentious in the last few years, with some artists even going so far as to ban phones at their shows and eject attendees who violate the rule. Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is the latest to voice his opinion on the matter, telling a fan to put their phone away and “watch the f***ing show.” The incident happened at the band’s recent show in Springfield, MA. Tyler spotted a fan with their phone…

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Time Management in Video Editing – Photography Article

Any video editing task depends on what type of video it is (documentary, music video, industrial/business, TV show), what style will be used, will it include extensive animation/effects/titles, and so on. The ultimate sacrifice one has to make as a video editor is time. Then there’s reviewing the footage (looking at all the shots to choose which ones you will use), color correction, and any modifications you may want to make such as speed changes, re-framing by zooming in or…

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Intuition, Creative Freedom & Doing What You Love with Chris Ballew – Photography Article

Today’s episode is going to rock your world … pun fully intended because today’s guest is an actual rock star. You may remember a band called Presidents of the United States of America. They took the world by storm in 1995 with their self titled album, Presidents of the United States of America playing songs like Lump and Peaches. Yes, that’s right. My guest today is frontman Chris Ballew. Chris and I have been friends for years, including collaborating on…

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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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PremiumBeat’s Chase Horsman on Creating Stock Music with Guitars – Photography Article

Explore the key elements of creating genre-hopping, innovative stock music with guitars with PremiumBeat composer Chase Horsman. It never ceases to amaze our team how much talent exists on the PremiumBeat network of artists. Creative music composers from around the world who compose extraordinary tracks for commercial licensing to customers and filmmakers around the world. One of those artists is composer, musician, and producer Chase Horsman of Reaktor Productions. Chase creates stock music with guitars as a focus, and his…

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Love, Service, and Living Your Truth with Danielle LaPorte – Photography Article

Let’s face it. We all have our inner journeys and the compulsion to improve, yet how can we both be growing and improving without feeling less than or inadequate?  It’s a trap. ENTER: Danielle LaPorte – a best-selling author (White Hot Truth, The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map), poet, former think tank executive and business strategist – and she’s on the podcast today to help us, among other things, to reconcile these competing principles. As one of Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul 100…

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Happiness Through Gratitude with AJ Jacobs – Photography Article

AJ Jacobs is a multiple NYT bestselling author, a journalist, a lecturer as well as a warm and hilarious human soul.  He’s on this weeks podcast and is…SO GOOD. In this show we learn why AJ intentionally puts himself in the most extraordinary circumstances … like when he strove to be “the world’s healthiest man” going from Dad bod to ultimate health (Book = Drop Dead Healthy). Or when he lived according to the bible for a year, beard, goats and all……

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You Are Your Habits with Julien Smith – Photography Article

Julien Smith is a long-time friend and familiar face on the podcast. I first brought him on in 2013 to talk about why not caring about what others think is a useful skill to have as a creator in any field (translation: he penned a LEGENDARY blog post called ‘the subtle art of not giving a f*$k’ – which went crazy viral and later inspired a best selling book by Mark Manson…). And now Julien is BAAACK…this time talking about both his…

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Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky – Photography Article

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and early investor in companies like Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope, and others. He also co-founded Behance in 2006, sold it to Adobe in 2012 and recently became Adobe’s Chief Product Officer.  But more than his list of accomplishments, Scott is a passionate advocate for creativity. He has that rare perspective of the world-class artist and entrepreneur with the ability to communicate VERY clearly about the ups, the downs of the messy middle. … And that just so happens to…

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The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb – Photography Article

Michael Hebb is an artist, activist, restaurateur, long time friend of mine and probably the closest thing that comes to an expert on death. He is a hyphenated renegade, seemingly more comfortable swimming upstream and addressing taboo subjects than he is going with the crowd. He co-founded Portland’s unsanctioned underground food movement, was my co-conspirator for Songs for Eating and Drinking, and he recently wrote a powerful book about death that will change the way you view life. Let’s Talk…

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