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Bedtime Reading: The Photoshop Workbook Selfies

I’m still pretty much speechless when I see that folks are creating these pictures; I never expected it when the book was released but man…I’m loving it :)

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Totally had to share this picture with you created by my buddy Alan Hess...A wonderful addition to the pictures that folks are making featuring my new book...a series I'm affectionately now calling 'The Photoshop Workbook Selfies'I'm still pretty much speechless when I see that folks are…
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Jay Maisel has written a book and it is fantastic. This is not a book of instruction walking the reader through a process step by step. It is a book of images and stories. Think of it as sitting and having a conversation with Jay about the photos he…
Jay Maisel has written a book and it is fantastic. This is not a book of instruction walking the reader through a process step by step. It is a book of images
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It’s tough to believe that we are already two weeks into 2015. The year has started off with work on a new book and lots of planning. Sandwiched in the middle of all that was my first concert shoot of the year. This time it was Cody Lovaas at the Carlsbad…
It's tough to believe that we are already two weeks into 2015. The year has started off with work on a new book and lots of planning. Sandwiched in the middle
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December means that it is time for the radio station Holiday Concerts. On Friday, December 12th, 91X held their Wrex The Halls show at the Valley View Casino Center. It was a good show with a lineup of artists that ranged from Billy Idol to Alt-J. This…
December means that it is time for the radio station Holiday Concerts. On Friday, December 12th, 91X held their Wrex The Halls show at the Valley View Casino
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This past weekend Brantley Gilbert brought his Let it Ride tour to the Valley View Casino Center and I was on hand to record the details. This was a different concert shoot from the normal for two reasons; the first was that I was using my Nikon D750 as a…
This past weekend Brantley Gilbert brought his Let it Ride tour to the Valley View Casino Center and I was on hand to record the details. This was a different
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We lost our best friend this morning. Odessa passed away quietly with Nadra and myself by her side. When we adopted her nearly ten years ago, we had no idea of the effect she would have on us and how she would change our lives for the better. She went to…
We lost our best friend this morning. Odessa passed away quietly with Nadra and myself by her side. When we adopted her nearly ten years ago, we had no
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I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear this Alan. I hope you can find some comfort in the happy life you gave each other. May she rest in peace. 
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Chris Broderick at the Metal Allegiance show - one of my favorite shots of the night
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Great photos Alan! Now, I need to find out about that new Jackson guitar!
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My first concert shoot of 2015 was at the Carlsbad Village Theatre where I photographed Cody Lovaas and his band. From a photography point of view, this was not an easy show as the theatre was rather dark with uneven LED lights most pointing up at the…
My first concert shoot of 2015 was at the Carlsbad Village Theatre where I photographed Cody Lovaas and his band. From a photography point of view, this was not
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The 2014 91X Wrex The Halls show took place on Friday, December 12 and I was there to capture the event in all it’s glory. The lineup this year was a mix of the classic and the new. The full line up for the night was:  Cage the Elephant, Alt-J, Interpol,…
The 2014 91X Wrex The Halls show took place on Friday, December 12 and I was there to capture the event in all it's glory. The lineup this year was a mix of the
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I have been using the D750 for a couple of weeks now and have set the camera up just the way I like it. Now the way that I set up the camera might be different to the way you set up the camera. It all depends on what you shoot. MY D750 SETTINGS PLAYBACK…
I have been using the D750 for a couple of weeks now and have set the camera up just the way I like it. Now the way that I set up the camera might be different
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Great stuff here Alan - Love the images and the discussion!
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Last week, Belabor MMA 131 took place at the Valley View Casino Center and I was there as the house photographer. Now, in the past when the Strikeforce MMA fights took place at the venue, I was allowed a cage side shooting position. This time, that did…
Last week, Belabor MMA 131 took place at the Valley View Casino Center and I was there as the house photographer. Now, in the past when the Strikeforce MMA
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Thanks for the review.  I have a D600 and would like quicker focus for sports how does it do in focus speed.  Also focus speed vs say the D4
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Back in August if 2013 I was working at the Valley View Casino Center photographing the Taylor Swift show. Before the show started there was a young performer doing a set in the private Player Club lounge. His name was Cody Lovaas and that was the first…
Back in August if 2013 I was working at the Valley View Casino Center photographing the Taylor Swift show. Before the show started there was a young performer
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I am a San Diego-based commercial photographer specializing in concert and live-event photography. I have photographed hundreds of concerts three songs at a time. From small club shows to big arenas, I enjoy 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. 

I am currently the House photographer for the Valley View Casino Center, formally the San Diego Sports Arena.

The wide variety of bands I have 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.

I have 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, Otherones.net, Pauserecord.com, Philzone.com, Photoshop User, Ranch & Coast Magazine, Rat-dog.com, Ratdog.org, Relix Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine. My concert images have been used for various CDs and other promotional work.

I have authored the best selling "Exposure Digital Field Guide" and "Composition Digital Field Guide", and have written the "Sony Alpha A700 Digital Field Guide," and the "Sony Alpha A200 Digital Field Guide" and the "Nikon D3200 Digital Field Guide." I am also the Author of the iPad Fully Loaded series and the Night and Low Light Photography Photo Workshop all for Wiley Publishing. I contributed to Photoshop User magazine and is a key contributor to the Lexar.com website.

I am the author of the top rated All Access; You Backstage Pass to Concert Photography, one of the only books dedicated to concert photography. 

I have been a part of the Photoshop World Instructor Dream Team since 2009 and write a regular blog at www.alanhessphotography.com

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