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Introducing - DSP Shred Saturdays! dsp news inspiration marketing music photography Feb 16, 2024

Bring on the weekend!

For the past five weeks, I've been introducing a new daily theme for the DSP social media streams, and there are only two remaining -- Saturday and Sunday.

Let's cut to the chase...

From this weekend on, every Saturday will be "Shred Saturday".

In other words, on top of any...

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Introducing - DSP Front Row Fridays! dsp news dsp photo projects marketing music photography Feb 08, 2024

There's been (another) change of plans for the DSP social media weekly schedule...

About a month ago, when I made the initial announcement about my plans to work with daily "themes" for my the DSP social media sites, Fridays were going to be "Free For All Fridays", where I would basically leave...

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Introducing - DSP Throwback Thursdays! dsp news dsp photo projects marketing travel photography Feb 01, 2024

Another day, another DSP social media theme...

If you have been paying attention to the DSP social media streams on Instagram, Facebook (business page), and LinkedIn, and you have already read my recent got f-stop? blog post about my 2024 social media plans (click here), then you are aware that...

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Introducing - DSP Wisdom Wednesdays! book club dsp news dsp photo projects inspiration tips and tricks Jan 24, 2024

We've all heard of "the cat lady", right?

Well, I would like to formally introduce myself as "the book guy".

Like the cat lady taking in any feline looking for a home, I'm known to home countless books, and despite having about a hundred lying around my office and home that I have yet...

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Introducing - DSP Travel Tuesdays! dsp news dsp photo projects inspiration travel photography Jan 15, 2024

Is the vagabond in you looking for some travel inspiration?

Though I don't tend to travel a much as I once did (NOTE: That may change at any time!), the DSP archives are chock full of images from my worldly travels over the past 20+ years, ranging from my pre-professional-photographer days when I...

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Introducing - DSP Motivation Mondays! dsp news dsp photo projects inspiration marketing Jan 10, 2024

Do you dread Mondays?

If you're like most people, then the answer is probably a resounding "Yes!".

Well, as I detailed in a recent got f-stop? blog post, starting in January 2024, DSP is here to help in its own little way. Every Monday (well, most of them, anyway), I will be posting an...

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NEW for 2024! DSP Social Media Weekly Features book club commercial photography dsp news dsp photo projects inspiration marketing music photography photography industry photography instruction tips and tricks travel photography Jan 09, 2024

What's new for DSP in 2024, you ask?

Well, a lot, that's what!

In the coming weeks, I'll be making a series of announcements about some major (and some minor) developments with the business and the services that I offer. Yes, I'll be blogging about it here on got f-stop?, but if you want to keep...

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Music Photography Photo Pit Etiquette - A few more thoughts music photography photography instruction rants tips and tricks Oct 26, 2023


Have you read the recent DSP post "Music Photography - 10 Photo Pit Etiquette Tips for Amateurs and Professionals"?

If not, you might want to read it before this one. If you've already read it, then please read on...

I recently penned what I thought was a comprehensive list of photo pit tips /...

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Music Photography - 10 Photo Pit Etiquette Tips for Amateurs and Professionals music photography photography instruction rants tips and tricks Sep 28, 2023


Are there actual written rules for photographers when shooting from the photo pit at a music event?


In most cases, there are the usual "3 songs / no flash" rules, with possible further instructions about "access" limitations, but that's usually about it, unfortunately. The rest are...

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Photo Highlights - Beech Mountain Resort 2023 Summer Concert Series commercial photography dsp photo projects music photography Aug 23, 2023

Another year, another stellar series of summer concerts at Beech Mountain Resort in Western North Carolina.

It's hard for me to put into words how grateful I am to be the house photographer for these events for the past two summers. It's been an absolute pleasure collaborating with the marketing...

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Do you want constructive criticism of your photos? Are you sure? marketing music photography photography instruction tips and tricks travel photography Apr 11, 2023

When you post a photo on social media, and you ask for constructive criticism (sometimes abbreviated as "CC"), are you truly looking for honest, objective feedback?

Or, is your ego getting the best of you, and you're just fishing for compliments, likes, or "thumbs up" emojis?

As a...

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RANT TOPIC: Music Event Tour Posters & Flyers marketing music photography photography industry rants tips and tricks Mar 08, 2023

Mind if I rant???

As many festivals, large and small, around the country (and the world) are dropping their line-ups, I can't help but shake my head as I scroll through my Instagram feed, wondering what century some of the graphic designers (and festival producers who sign off on their work) are...

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