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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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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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Whaaaaat? Why would a photographer get paid more than the band he's shooting? marketing music photography Apr 01, 2022

 

Are you a musician or band and you are wondering why your preferred photographer just quoted you a fee to shoot an upcoming gig that is much higher than what you are going to be paid to perform at that very gig?

Do you understand why that may be the case?

Short answer: Because hiring...

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