Posts By Brad Moore

Travel Photography Tips From Prague & Some Amazing AI w/ Scott Kelby & Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 514

On this week’s episode of The Grid, Scott is back from Prague with lots of amazing photos and stories to share! He also has plenty of helpful tips and tricks you can take with you on your next trip. Plus, he and Erik are joined by Dan Harlacher from ON1 Software to show their latest in AI!

New KelbyOne Course: Lightroom Tips & Tricks You Never Knew with Terry White

Both Adobe Lightroom and Lightroom Classic are pretty straightforward, but there are several little known features and tips and tricks that most users will never find on their own. In this class, Terry White does a rapid-fire session fitting as many tips on both versions in an hour as he can. If you’re a Lightroom or Lightroom Classic user you don’t want to miss this one!

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, USA on June 10, 2017.

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part series. If you missed it, check out the first one, Gear For Photographing Music Festivals.

As creatives, we want to focus on creating, right? But if we don’t have the technical side of things set up properly, it can hinder our ability to create on a larger level. Like, if I spend more time than absolutely necessary downloading my images and manually adding metadata every single time, it’s going to take longer for me to get back out to all of the amazing things happening that I want to photograph.

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, USA on June 10, 2017.

So, by taking the time to set ourselves up for success BEFORE we arrive to a job, we are able to focus on actually creating and doing a better job at it. Here are the steps I took to do just that ahead of photographing Bonnaroo.


Camera Setup

First, I made sure the dates and times were synced up exactly between the two camera bodies. This is vital when you’re covering an event with more than one camera body, as well as when you’re working with other photographers. If things aren’t synced up correctly, it can cause your editor and others huge headaches trying to keep everything straight and in order.

Matoma performs at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, USA on June 10, 2017.

After that, I got all my settings dialed into one body, then copied those settings onto a CF card, put that card into the other camera, and loaded the settings onto that body. Then I entered in my copyright and artist info into the metadata of each body. I also used the Canon EOS Utility to input “1” or “2” into the Instructions IPTC info on each camera. More on this in a bit.

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3 Pieces of Photography Gear You Can’t Live Without with Erik Kuna & Guests | The Grid Ep. 513

Ahead of the upcoming KelbyOne Photography Gear Conference, Erik Kuna is joined by special guests Mary Bel, Karen Hutton, and Gabriel Biderman to discuss three pieces of photography gear you can’t live without!

New KelbyOne Course: Planning & Scouting Your Landscape Photography Adventure with Ramtin Kazemi

Plan your next photography Adventure! Join Ramtin Kazemi as he teaches you all the essential steps for planning and executing a successful landscape photography expedition. Rammy shares the gear he uses, his process for pre-scouting the location, how to scout on location, how to find the best compositions after you arrive on site, the settings he uses to capture the images, and how to post process the final results in Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.

Photo by Jordan Dunn

With music festival season already beginning, I thought I would share this post from my blog a few years ago, when I got the call to photograph Bonnaroo for the first time. In preparation for the event, I researched and asked other photographers what to expect. Here’s the gear I ended up bringing, why I chose it, and how I used it. If a festival is in your near future, I hope this helps!

CAMERA GEAR OVERVIEW

Here’s a breakdown of the gear I used at the festival:

Attendees enjoy Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, USA on June 10, 2017.

I wanted to make sure I captured the best, highest quality images I could, so I got a couple of the blazing fast 1DX Mark II bodies from Canon. These, coupled with the “lens trinity,” set me up for success in the photo pits while photographing sets and around the festival grounds capturing lifestyle images. I used the 24-70mm f/2.8 a little here and there, but for the most part I stuck to the 70-200mm f/2.8 and 11-24mm f/4.

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“How Would I Edit Your Photo?” with Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 512

Join Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna as they edit viewer submitted photos! You never know what trick you might learn that can take your editing to the next level, so check it out.

New KelbyOne Course: Master Headshot Photography Lighting with Peter Hurley

Take your headshot game to new levels! Join Peter Hurley for a complete walk through of his signature lighting techniques for men and women. In this class Peter walks you step-by-step through three different lighting setups with two different models in studio. You’ll learn about the gear he uses as well as how to make a lighting setup with the gear you already have. Get a front row seat as Peter works with each model to dial in his light and bring out the very best poses from his subjects once he gets them in the zone!

As a live music photographer, I love to keep up with other photographers’ work to stay inspired. I could easily put together a list of people who have helped and inspired me along the way (like Alan Hess, Adam Elmakias, David Bergman, Todd Owyoung, and so on), but today I’ll share with you some photographers’ work you may not already be familiar with.


Michelle Grace Hunder

Based in Australia, Michelle’s portfolio features amazing live images that evoke a full range of emotion, as well as incredibly striking artist portraits from the studio and on-location.

Website | Instagram | Twitter


Greg Noire

The words that come to mind when looking at Greg’s work are “clean color,” because his combination of composition and use of color are just that. I also love that his portfolio scrolls through a progression of color. His black and white work is fantastic, as is his portrait work.

Website | Instagram | Twitter


Ashley Osborn

If you follow live music, you should already know Ashley. But if you don’t, now you do. Billie. Selena. Olivia. These are just a few of the artists she’s worked with recently, and that’s not even her tour/live work. Add Twenty One Pilots, Blink 182, Lizzo, Taylor Swift, and a ton of others to the list once you get to that body of work. Ashley has long been one of my favorites, and now she can be one of yours!

Website | Instagram | Twitter


Andy Barron

I first discovered Andy through his work with Switchfoot, and he’s since gone on to tour with a number of other artists. He’s currently working with Chris Stapleton, and was even nominated for Favorite Tour Photographer in the iHeart Radio Music Awards! Always an inspiration, always creating beautiful work.

Website | Instagram | Twitter


Anna Lee

Whether on tour photographing her artists’ sets, documenting their lives off stage, or in the studio making portraits, Anna Lee is always making great images! If you’re at a show and spot a photographer with blue hair, there’s a good chance it could be her.

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