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Mar 27, 2006 18:08 as a reply to  @ post 1335595 |  #16

Thanks for the compliments all and I will try and answer many questions

I used to DJ, and be a promoter in college and in South Florida

I got into photographing DJ's, clubs, and nightlife about 7 years ago when I lived in Ft Lauderdale and frequented all the clubs in Miami / South
Beach. I become freinds with the top nightlife photographer in Miami and he soon took me under the ropes even though I only had a Sony 717, but he was very impressed with what I was able to do with it.

He taught me a lot, and got me access to events that I was covering for www.clubplanet.com (external link) and www.cooljunkie.com (external link) owner and operated by Tack Entertaintment the US's largest nightlife entertainment company.

I had the opportunity to photograph some of the biggest DJ's in the world and the biggest clubs in the US. But this was all for little or no money, just free access to any events I wanted, the chance to rub elbows with some celebrities and have the time of my life.

I then moved back to Ohio in 2004, on the border of Michigan and then started frequenting the Detroit club scene, and realized there was no really good photographer in the city doing what I do. ( i have since met a few others, but only one that is good, and I work with him on some projects also). So now I have gained the respect and trust of many club owners, DJ, and promoters in Detroit and Miami.

Without working for free in a HUGE market like Miami, I would not be able to charge any money and have the respect I do today.

It has been a long time coming and many jobs worked for free, but I have had a blast doing it.


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Mar 27, 2006 22:04 as a reply to  @ post 1335595 |  #17

were there flash used in any of these? i'm looking to take live shots (musicians in local bands) and that's the style i'm going for, but the only info i can gather is low shutter speed to let in ambient and pop the flash for the person. you're shots are really really nice, i wish i could take the same!


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Mar 27, 2006 22:34 |  #18

Spiral Photo - I love your shots. All of em... perhaps not the shaggy one so much.. its not as 'tight' as the others...I think its a little bit due to the crop... and a little bit due to the composition...but the rest make up for it...they're great.

They make great portraits - and promo shots... even without the atmospheric lighting of a club, the way you portrayed them, makes it engaging.


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Mar 27, 2006 23:15 as a reply to  @ dzstudios's post |  #19

corterlifecrisis wrote:
were there flash used in any of these? i'm looking to take live shots (musicians in local bands) and that's the style i'm going for, but the only info i can gather is low shutter speed to let in ambient and pop the flash for the person. you're shots are really really nice, i wish i could take the same!

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Spiral Photo - I love your shots. All of em... perhaps not the shaggy one so much.. its not as 'tight' as the others...I think its a little bit due to the crop... and a little bit due to the composition...but the rest make up for it...they're great.

They make great portraits - and promo shots... even without the atmospheric lighting of a club, the way you portrayed them, makes it engaging.

Thanks a lot for the comments. Corterlifecrisis, yes, flash was used in all the shots I posted. As I've said in the past, I don't use the flash pointed straight on, as I find that it tends to flatten the image. To give a bit of depth with shadows, I bounce the flash off of everything, including just my hand or my own shirt. I just ordered a Stofen Omnibounce for my 420EX flash, and I'll have results on that posted probably sometime next week.

I've also been tempted to buy an array of differently colored cotton gloves to give different colored flash effects. Bouncing off my shirt, I find that blue, green, and yellow work well, but red has a tendency to create hotspots too easily.


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