Alan Hess is a San Diego-based commercial photographer specializing in concert and live-event photography. Currently the house photographer for a large concert venue in Southern California, Alan stays busy with events ranging from concerts and comedians, to hockey and the rodeo. He has photographed hundreds of concerts, three songs at a time. Alan enjoys the fast pace of shooting on the fly, the rush of the house lights going down, and the drive to capture the “show”. When he isn’t out shooting events, he is writing photography books.
The wide variety of bands that Alan has shot include: Billy Idol, Black Eyed Peas, Bullet for my Valentine, Death Cab for Cutie, Derek Trucks Band, The Grateful Dead, John Legend, Marilyn Manson, Robin Williams, Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Steel Pulse, Widespread Panic, and Willie Nelson.
His work has been published online and in print, and his images have been used for various CDs and other promotional work.
He is the author of the best selling “Exposure Digital Field Guide” and “Composition Digital Field Guide”, and has written two books on Sony DSLRs the “Sony Alpha A700 Digital Field Guide,” and the “Sony Alpha A200 Digital Field Guide.” Alan is also the Author of the iPad Fully Loaded series and theNight and Low Light Photography Photo Workshop all for Wiley Publishing. Alan has also contributed to Photoshop User magazine and is a part of the Instructor Dream Team at Photoshop World since 2009.
In this episode of Behind the Shot, Alan joins me to discuss his image from the PBR Velocity Tour.