I have some exciting news. I’m very pleased to announce that the band Slayer are licensing an image I made of them for their official 2013 promotional portrait. Excuse me while I silently scream and shake my arms in the air. Right. With that out of the way, I have to say that for me, [...]
Today Adobe released Lightroom v4.1, which adds support for the Fuji X-Pro1′s RAF files. Until this most recent update to Lightroom, there was no support for the Fuji X-Pro1, much to the frustration of many Fuji X-Pro1 shooters, whose only choice has been to use SilkyPix, shoot RAW+JPG, or convert RAW files in-camera. However, as [...]
My friends and UK photographers Danny North and Ashley Bird just posted an interview with me on their music blog, Ride The Lighting. They asked about photo contracts, how I got my start, the importance of social networking as a photographer and more.
As with many of their releases, Adobe always gives a discount for upgrading Lightroom instead of buying the full version. In the case of Lightroom, the upgrade license only costs $100 compared to the retail price of $300. This is where the current and soon-to-be-old version of Lightroom 3 comes in. Since it’s due to [...]
About that time when I said about the megapixel war being over with the release of the Nikon D4 and Canon 1D X? Well forget it. Nikon has just officially announced the Nikon D800, a 36-megapixel full-frame DSLR that’s even than smaller and lighter than the D700 it “replaces.” Or in other words, medium format resolution [...]
I use two different platforms to power www.ishootshows.com: PhotoShelter and WordPress. As you may know, PhotoShelter is the phenomenal service that I use for all my image delivery, online management, sales, licensing and online archiving, WordPress powers the blog portion of this site. The WordPress template or “theme” I use is called Modularity, and Modularity [...]
Pollstar has released their list of the top 100 club venues worldwide based on ticket sales. Has your favorite club made the the list? Hit the jump for the full list.
As I mentioned several weeks ago in the post “Thank You For Supporting www.ishootshows.com,” I’ve recently had the nice problem of having way too much traffic to this little website. Apparently, you all seem to like music photography. After continuing issues of excessive resource usage with my previous web host of 5 years, I’ve decided [...]
Now you all know that I never post rumors, but the purported leak of the Nikon D4 specs by my friends at Nikon Rumors is just too interesting to pass up. On first glance, the next-generation flagship from Nikon boasts very, very similar specifications to that of the recently announced Canon 1D X DSLR. Hit [...]
While www.ishootshows.com has always included a portfolio of my work, the focus was always a bit larger in scope, which now includes regular concert coverage, photography tutorials, articles and gear reviews. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to say that I’ve finally launched a dedicated portfolio site. Introducing: www.toddowyoung.com.
As we near the end of 2011, if I may take a break from the concert posts, gear reviews and photography articles, I’d like to take a brief moment to say thank you to everyone who supports www.ishootshows.com.
Canon has officially announced the highly anticipated successor in the Canon 1D line – not just for the high resolution 1Ds Mark III or the fast sports shooting 1D Mark IV, but both. Introducing the Canon 1D X. The 1D series has long featured a 1.3x crop, APS-H sensor and exceptional burst rates in contrast [...]
Stage lighting for live music is essential, not only to simply see the bands on stage, but also to enhance the music and create an atmosphere for the performance. With the charge of capturing the moments of a concert, live music photographers often have a love-hate relationship with lighting designers – praising bright, photogenic treatments and [...]
Just about every photographer, pro or amateur, knows that hosting their photos online is a great way to show friends, family, potential clients, and colleges new work. To this end, Flickr has been a popular and extremely easy way to share photos online that has helped foster the talent of countless photographers. However, for all of [...]
Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011, which triggered a devastating tsunami off the coast of Sendai. I’m sure you’ve seen the terrible images of the aftermath. As a photographer, I believe in the power of images. Not only in their power to convey the unimaginable loss we’ve seen in [...]
Lighting diagrams are coming, folks. Lovingly drawn in Adobe Illustrator for you. Because I care.
Pollstar has announced their annual lists, including the top 100 worldwide club venues list based on ticket sales. Once again, it’s nice to see the 2,000-capacity Pageant included in the list, not only in the company of some very famous venues, but in the top five venues in the world, no less. The full list [...]
Just a quick link to say that your truly was featured on Photoshop guru Scott Kelby’s Kelby TV for the current episode of D-Town.
Last week Jack Howard with the Adorama Learning Center interviewed my brother Chris and I about music photography. In case you missed it at the ALC, you can listen to the 45-minute interview here.
As a music photographer, every gig presents a new challenge and an opportunity to make great images, but as 2009 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the best tours, festivals, and events of the year.
Hey everyone, this post comes to you from beautiful Copenhagen!
Calling all WordPress heroes: I’m looking to commission the development of a custom WP theme for yours truly, www.ishootshows.com.
The new Nooka Zirc NT arrived last week, thanks to the ever-gracious Matthew Waldman and the fine folks at Nooka. With it’s black on black details, I think it’s a watch any ninja – or concert photographer – would love.
Here’s a snap of the photo passes I collected in 2008. From Radiohead to Metallica and Marilyn Manson to the Jonas Brothers, it was a wild and varied year of shows big and small.