Music Photography

Vans Warped Tour 2012 San Francisco

Vans Warped Tour 2012 … Coming to a parking lot near you. Some concerts are better outdoors. Some are even better just outside the stadium. The Vans Warped Tour is one of those events. It is better when it is in the parking lot. When the 2012 Vans Warped Tour arrived in the Bay Area, […]


Concert Crowds

Now that it is summer again, I am looking forward to concert season, especially festival season. I usually enjoy shooting any music related event, but there is something special about a festival. Festivals always have great new artists and many opportunities for interesting photography. Not all festivals are created equal. The Vans Warped Tour is […]


Melrose Leadership Academy Music Expo

I placed these photos in the music category, but I could have put them in any of the other sections. The Music Expo is an education event, so I could have categorized the photos into either Education or Events. Melrose Leadership Academy’s after school program is also newsworthy. The elementary students attend a Spanish immersion public […]


Live Music with the Wil Gravatt Band

One month ago, I traveled to Washington DC for the National Walk for Epilepsy. The night I arrived, the Wil Gravatt Band was performing downtown at the Hill Country Boot Bar. Wil Gravatt operates Wil Gravatt Entertainment when he is not performing. Wil also helps my friend Chad Barth organize the Concert for Epilepsy. In 2007, Chad started […]


Eventbrite – Connections Made Simple

Yesterday I wrote about Chad Barth, Chad’s Concert for Epilepsy and the Eventbrite’s 2010 MyEventRocked award. (Chad’s concert won; I was the photographer.) The concert connected many people to the epilepsy community and the award helped more than the people at Eventbrite realize. (Try clicking on the photo!) Several months ago, Eventbrite hired my friend Chad […]


Bomba Estereo Cumbia Concert

Liliana Saumet is the lead singer for Colombian based cumbia band Bomba Estereo. In 2010, MTV Iggy named Bomba Estereo the band of the year. On May 23, 2011, the band played The New Parish in Oakland, California.


Colbie Callait Brighter Concert Photography

Challenges of photographing Colbie Callait and other subject in bright light.


Lessons from Another Funeral

Two days ago I attended a memorial service and reception for Jeffrey Lester; Jeff died two months after being diagnosed with cancer. I have attended many funerals and memorials during the last several years. His memorial service seemed more uplifting. It reflected a life lived fully. When I left town, I turned on the radio. […]


Concert for Epilepsy to Raise Awareness

This March, my children attended the Concert for Epilepsy with me and my wife. As the official photographer for The Concert for Epilepsy, I have remarkable access to the artists.  I meet the artists and discuss epilepsy with them. This week, after my daughter and I witnessed a stranger having a seizure, I remembered the […]


Simple Plan 2011 Vans Warped Tour

The Vans Warped Tour is probably my favorite concert festival every year to photograph. In ten hours, I photographed nineteen bands, and I could have photographed more, but I was exhausted. Even with the protection of my press pass, my big toes turned purple from accidental stage dive landings and excited fans. (Even as I […]


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Lady Antebellum performed in concert in California.