Podcast #107 – Conversation with Alan Hess – Concert Photography

This episode starts off with answering some listeners questions about the difference between the Sony NEX F3 and the Sony NEX 5n. This week our special guest is Alan Hess who specializes in shooting concerts.

Alan Hess is a San Diego-based commercial photographer specializing in concert and live-event photography. He has photographed hundreds of concerts three songs at a time. From small club shows to big arenas, Alan enjoys the fast pace of shooting on the fly, the rush of the house lights going down, and the drive to capture the “show” in the images of first three songs.

The wide variety of bands that Alan has shot include: Billy Idol, Black Eyed Peas, Bob Weir and RatDog, Bruce Hornsby, Bullet for my Valentine, Citizen Cope, The Dead, Death Cab for Cutie, Derek Trucks Band, The Grateful Dead, Jackie Greene, John Legend, Marilyn Manson, Mickey Hart Band, Robin Williams, Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Steel Pulse, Widespread Panic, and Willie Nelson.

Alan’s work has been published online and in print in the following outlets:Soundspike.com Associatedcontent.com, Bruuce.com, Dead.net, Glidemagazine.com, Jambands.com, Jambase.com, MarkKaran.com, Poughkeepsie Journal, Mill Valley Herald, and many others.

Alan is currently the house photographer for a large concert venue in Southern California and when he isn’t out shooting concerts, he is writing photography books.m, Philzone.com, Photoshop User, Ranch & Coast Magazine, Rat-dog.com, Ratdog.org, Relix Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine. His images have been used for various CDs and other promotional work.

He is the author of the best selling  ” All Access Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography” “Exposure Digital Field Guide” and “Composition Digital Field Guide”, and has written two books on Sony DSLRs the “Sony Alpha A700 Digital Field Guide,” and the “Sony Alpha A200 Digital Field Guide.” Alan is also the Author of the iPad Fully Loaded series and theNight an dLow Light Photography Photo Workshop all for Wiley Publishing. Alan has contributed to Photoshop User magazine and is a key contributor to the Lexar.com website.

Alan’s website can be found at: www.alanhessphotography.com

Images discussed during show:

Warped Tour

Warped 1

Warped 2

Warped 3

Roger Waters –  The Wall

Wall 1

Wall 2

Wall 3

Rob Zombie

Zombie 1

Zombie 2

Zombie 3

Scorpians

Scorpians 1

Scorpians 2

Scorpians 3

Show Hosts

Kerry Garrison
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Chris Diset
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KerryG

Kerry Garrison lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms.

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