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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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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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Music Photography - It's not about you, the photographer. (HINT - It's about your client) commercial photography dsp photo projects marketing music photography photography industry photography instruction tips and tricks Feb 14, 2023

It's not about you. It's not about you. It's not about you.

If you were to ask a random sample of music photographers why they do what they do, at least nine out of ten of them would say, "Because it's fun!", or, "I love live music, and get to see my favorite bands up close and personal!"

Not...

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Which camera should I buy? commercial photography music photography photography industry photography instruction tips and tricks travel photography Aug 05, 2022

As a professional photographer and instructor, I get asked a lot of questions. But, by far, the most common question I get is...

"Dave, which camera should I buy?"

Half-jokingly, my canned response is, "Why, the Nikon D6, of course!" (or, whatever the latest and greatest DSLR or mirrorless...

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How to become a much better photographer in one easy step (instantly) commercial photography music photography photography instruction tips and tricks travel photography Jun 23, 2022

I shoot a lot of music concerts, and I'm often seen roaming the venues in and around Asheville, NC with a couple of Nikon cameras hanging from my sides (two D750 bodies on a Black Rapid harness system, in case you were wondering), sporting my DSP ball cap (worn backwards, of course) and, likely,...

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What is a "shot list", and why is it necessary? (Commercial Photography) commercial photography dsp photo projects music photography travel photography Apr 14, 2022

I have been at this photography thing for many years now, serving both the editorial and commercial photography markets (amongst other things). I've collaborated with businesses, artists, and publications both large and small. Despite their differences, one of the first questions I get asked by a...

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