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Russ Robinson
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Attends University of South Florida
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Tips & Advice for Your Very First Promo Shoot bit.ly/1Htoa9a
Expert tips & advice to make sure that your very first (and every) promo shoot is a resounding success.
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Photography quotes that ALL band & music photographers should take to heart.
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My latest blog post.  If you dig it, please share.
5 big reasons why a beauty dish is often the perfect light modifier for band photography.
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A bit late, but thanks for the share, brotha.
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Probably my favorite band promo from a purely retouching standpoint, and it also happens to capture the group's personality perfectly.  The concept was based on a promotional poster for the TV show "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472954/), and was shot earlier this year at Kelby Studios.  "Before & after" shot here: http://tampabandphotos.com/before-after

One question that I'll pose to the group involves controlling noise.  Specifically, when I get in there and really amp up the contrast & detail, it inevitably increases the graininess and noise in my images. To combat this, I've recently been playing around with a technique called Frequency Separation, and it seems to produce a much cleaner result (although still not perfect).  Do you ever experience this issue?  If so, what do you do to combat it?
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Thanks, bro!  I call it "Way too much time in Photoshop" lol
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How to Create EPIC Band Photos https://bandphotoschool.com/free
Learn all the essential steps involved in creating jaw-dropping band & musician promos, including posing, lighting, retouching, and more.
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Plenty of good info in here for newbies and experienced shooters alike.  If it helps you, please share.
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Looking to get this group "fired' back up.  :)

Here's a shot from my newly redesigned "Before & After" gallery.  Go here to see the rest:  http://tampabandphotos.com/before-after
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OK, I'll get the ball rolling with a recent image I put together for a band from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  It's a composite of 6 images and you can see the before & after here:  http://tampabandphotos.com/before-after
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Nice!  Thanks for the feedback.  The outfits worked exactly as you planned then.  
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Have him in circles
178 people
Candyce Strayer's profile photo
Kevin Greenberg's profile photo
Evan Cole's profile photo
Chylene Ramsey's profile photo
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Stephen Eastwood's profile photo
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Brad Moore's profile photo
Daniel Williams's profile photo
Education
  • University of South Florida
    present
  • Milton High School (1991-1992)
  • Vero Beach High School (1990-1991)
  • Orange Park High School (1989-1990)
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Commercial band photographer specializing in cd & album covers, promos, press kits, and custom music photography.
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Russ Robinson is a commercial band photographer in Tampa, FL specializing in promotional imagery for musicians & bands all over the US, including CD/album covers, press kits, promos, portraits, and custom music photography.  

His style is usually described as being crisp, vibrant, hi-def, and sharp as a tack, and his clients frequently remark that his imagery has helped them tremendously in terms of getting noticed in the crowded music industry.  

Russ has also carved out quite a name for himself through the creation of stunning digital composites, where he shoots an artist in one location (usually his studio) and then artificially places them into a completely different scene in Photoshop.  This opens up a number of distinct creative possibilities that just wouldn't be feasible otherwise.  

Most importantly, Russ is best known for his unwavering willingness to literally bend over backwards for his clients, and the fact that most of them continue to return to him for their promotional photos year after year is a testament to this.  Visit Russ’s portfolio website at: 

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  • Tampa Band Photos
    Owner/Photographer, 2008 - present
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