Archive for April, 2013

Tips – Why To Shoot RAW (and edit in Lightroom)

Very often, people say to me, “the skin tone in your shots is so great, isn’t that difficult to do with concert lighting?”  And the answer is: yes.  1000 times yes.  However, in the digital age, there are some tricks that can be used to get everything looking “as it should”.  However, it is only possible if […]


Live Music – Anthrax @ Irving Plaza

What is there to say about Anthrax that hasn’t already been said?  Selling out Irving Plaza two nights in a row, the Big 4 thrash/speed metal titans were right at home…


Live Music – Exodus@ Irving Plaza

Exodus are highly considered being part of “The OTHER Big 4″ of thrash metal (alongside Testament, Overkill, and wildcard for number 4).  For being a speed metal band for over 30 years, they are still as fast and tight as ever…


Live Music – Parkway Drive @ Irving Plaza

Playing for a sold-out Irving Plaza, Australia’s metalcore titans Parkway Drive hit the stage with a bang in New York City…


Live Music – The Word Alive @ Irving Plaza

The Word Alive brought some heat and power to Irving Plaza this past weekend, opening for Parkway Drive…


News – Lightroom 5 Beta First Impressions

A few short days ago, Adobe unleashed the Lightroom 5 beta, free to test and use until June for those who create an Adobe.com account (link here).  I decided to give it a go, and write down some of my impressions of whats new and useful in this upcoming release…


Live Music – Veil of Maya @ Irving Plaza

Veil of Maya is an experimental metal/djent band, and this guy right here, guitarist Marc Okubo, is a BLAST to shoot…


Live Music – Exhumed @ 89 North

Death metal legends Exhumed arrived in Patchouge, NY and I was there to shoot them for the first night of their tour with Suffocation…


Live Music – Decrepit Youth Tour

The “Decrepit Youth Tour” featuring King Conquer, Surrounded By Monsters, Deserters, and Sessions, made a stop in Long Island last night, and I was there to catch these metal bands in action:


Live Music – Suffocation @ 89 North

Suffocation are hometown heroes for Long Island.  Having conquered the world many times over playing music as brutal as death metal is no easy task, but these gents’ have done it.  When they have a show at home, its like no other…


Live Music – Local Hardcore/Metal Bands @ The Vibe Lounge

Last night was a party at The Vibe Lounge in Rockville Center on Long Island, where are mix of hardcore and metal bands came together for a good time to celebrate a vast amount of folks birthdays…