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Concert Photography with Alan Hess
On this episode of TheFIX, Alan Hess provides a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to photograph concerts and other high-profile live events. Alan shows some of his favorite concert images, and also shares some cool processing tips, including creating default Lightroom process interpretations on a per-camera basis that will also work in Camera Raw, and using the Library panel in Photoshop to easily add personal branding to your images.
About This Week’s Guest
Alan Hess is a San Diego-based photographer specializing in concert and live-event photography. From small club shows to big arenas, 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” in images of the first three songs. Alan is currently the house photographer for a large concert venue in Southern California and when he isn’t out shooting concerts, he is writing photography books. He is the author of fifteen books covering everything from Concert Photography to Pet Photography including books on the Nikon Creative Lighting System, Night and Low Light Photography and three books on getting the most from your iPad. Alan has contributed to Photoshop User magazine and has been a part of the Instructor Dream Team at Photoshop World since 2009.
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Rocky Nook Book Giveaway
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