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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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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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One year ago today... (Brevard's Blizzard of 2022) dsp photo projects travel photography Jan 16, 2023

They say that time flies when you're having fun.

Well, then I must have had a good ole time in 2022 because I can't believe that it was a year ago today that I went stomping through my neighborhood in over 15" of fresh snow blanketing Downtown Brevard, North Carolina, on a mission to capture...

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DSP Music Photography - Best Of 2022 (Concerts, Festivals & Crowd Shots) dsp news dsp photo projects music photography Jan 13, 2023

It's official. Live music is back. And, in the year 2022, it came back with a vengeance. 

And, I've been fortunate enough to be part of that come-back, documenting countless concerts and festivals over the course of the year, mostly as part of my "house photographer" duties at the ...

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Merry Christmas Jam! dsp news dsp photo projects music photography Dec 23, 2022

The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam is back!!! (And, so am I!)

After a four-year hiatus, one in which many of us music fans thought may have been permanent, Warren Haynes brought the traditional fund-raising festival back to Asheville for 2022 as the 31st edition of the event (December 9th...

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Autumn 2022 in the Blue Ridge Mountains dsp photo projects travel photography Nov 16, 2022

Autumn has come and gone in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and, this year, it arrived early and departed early. In fact, the much-anticipated annual color-change was so early this year (about two or three weeks earlier than last year) that it caught me off guard, and I missed...

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