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Thank you for your interest in my photography, and in all of my various creative endeavors. If you have any questions about my work, or about my various activities, please drop me a note on david (at) davidsimchock (dot) com. I look forward to hearing from you, and to entertaining you!


2018 Front Row Focus Music Photography Exhibition

August 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
For the third year running, I've put together a solo photo exhibition of my "music photography", hosted by the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, North Carolina. There will be at least 25 pieces in the show, most of which are printed on aluminum, with a small handful of framed fine art prints also available. The opening reception is Thursda...
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Photo Exhibition - Walking Through WNC 3.0 (Press Release)

August 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE - PLEASE RSVP! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 July 2018 CONTACT: David Simchock (828) 216 - 6457 david@davidsimchock.com Walking Through WNC 3.0: Images by Members of Vagabond Photo Walks Group Photo exhibition at Allgood Coffee features photography of Western North Carolina towns WEAVERVILLE, N.C. – A collection of images...
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Shooting Fireworks with Ease: 15 Essential Steps

July 02, 2018  •  1 Comment
Are you ready to shoot some fireworks (with your camera) this Fourth of July? You might be thinking that’s it’s far too difficult, and attempts in past years have only led to blurry, under-exposed and un-inspiring images. But, it doesn’t have to be this way! Though there are a lot of things to consider when photographing fireworks, it’s not out...
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The Benefits of Digital - Part 2: Chimping

June 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
What is "chimping", you ask? Chimping is the process of playing back your photos on your camera's LCD. Yes, it's a real thing, and is a term commonly used by professional photographers. For those of you who know me, I'd be happy to demonstrate its origin the next time I see you. Just ask! A couple of weeks ago, I put up a blog post about "Dig...
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Top 3 Reasons Why Digital is Superior to Film

June 12, 2018  •  4 Comments
You might be thinking... Why, in the year 2018, would someone bother to write about an archaic topic such as this, comparing an established technology with its "old school" predecessor? Well, for one, someone asked me to write about it. And, two, I suspect that there are still quite a few people that don't understand the true advantages of di...
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My Personal Top 25 Music Photographs (that I've taken)

May 31, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
"What is your favorite photo that you've ever captured?", I often hear. Ugh. That is a very difficult, if not impossible question. Even if I divide my body of work into segments such as "music", "travel", "nature", etc., it's still unlikely that I could pick a single photo from each genre that I like more than any of the others. And, even if I d...
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My Music Photography Career - The (Very Very Very) Early Days

May 29, 2018  •  1 Comment
One of the most common questions that I get asked is: "How did you get started in music photography?" And, the answer might be a little different than you expect. Sure, I've been busting my ass for the past few years, honing my skills, building my portfolio, and expanding my client list, but my history as a "music photographer" goes back in t...
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When An Osprey Met Seneca - A Story of Luck, Preparation, and Opportunity

May 07, 2018  •  2 Comments
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." Seneca This has got to be one of my favorite inspirational quotes of all time. Now, I have a slight hunch that Seneca (born 4 BC) didn't have "photography" in mind when he coined the popular saying, but it couldn't be more relevant to the craft in the 21st Century (AD). It goes withou...
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WNC Photography & Graphics Expo 2018 - Concert Photography Speaking Engagement

April 19, 2018  •  2 Comments
Just a quick post this week to announce that I'll be part of a very exciting event coming up in Western North Carolina in early May. I have been invited to join a long list of established professionals to deliver a "Concert Photography" presentation. In the 60-minutes that I have allotted, I'll cover: My experience as a professional music photogra...
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It's not a numbers game: Shooting with "Intent".

April 09, 2018  •  4 Comments
How many times have you heard someone say, “If I take enough pictures, one of them is bound to be a good one!” A gazillion times? More than that? I understand where folks are coming from when they say this, but it isn’t exactly the best way to approach photography if you are truly passionate about the craft, or you at least want to get the mo...
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