Concert Photography

Quick Updates & Exciting stuff…

Quick Updates & Exciting stuff...

If you’re curious what’s taking up most of my time now-a-days… just follow along here: http://www.tmntv.com Here’s some other stuff: This video of the local group Diverse, was recently featured on Common’s blog… yeah… THE Common. Pretty exciting stuff: Diverse – Common – Time Travelin’ (FULL) from Brandon Cummins on Vimeo. Here’s some jazzy goodness… [...]


Diverse – Kickstarter Promo Video

Diverse - Kickstarter Promo Video

As I mentioned in my recent post I have been working on a short video for the local group Diverse to use for their upcoming Kickstarter project. The group has done a great job of bridging the Jazz demographic into other areas of music here in the Kansas City area, and they’re looking to raise [...]


Sam Billen – Concert Photography

There are some shows you shoot out of appreciation for the music…  others for a connection with the artist…  this show was a combination of the two.  Sam Billen and I have known each other since high school.  We both played in bands, and at times even shared the stage with one another.  I am [...]


Diverse – Concert Photography / Videography (Preview)

I’m busy editing a whole slew of video from the local jazz group Diverse. We’re putting together a video for them for their soon to launch Kickstarter project, and I’ve got a pretty tight deadline on it. However, I did also snag some killer footage from their recent tribute show to Common’s “Like Water for [...]


The Dead Girls – Concert Photography

If someone asked me why I love to shoot live music… my responses would be wide and varied, but would probably start with: I’m a lifelong musician, have played guitar since 6th grade, love the rock show, and love the energy of live music. But from a photography standpoint, I love it because it’s unpredictable, [...]


Steve Ewing (formerly of the Urge) – Concert Photography

Growing up in the 90′s, one of the artists I immediately fell in love with was “The Urge”.  If you’re not familiar, here’s the wikipedia page on The Urge.  Steve Ewing was the front man, and was known for his explosive energy and intense stage presence.  He’s also got some killer pipes.  This guy was [...]


Brandon Draper Group – Concert Videography

Brandon Draper Group - Concert Videography

Combining low-lighting, an intense blue wash on stage, attempting to combine footage from two VERY different cameras, and an intimate atmosphere made this shoot quite the challenge.  It’s one thing when you’re in the pit with tons of fans, elbowing your way through from one side to another to get the shot.  It’s another when [...]


Galactic – Concert Photography

Galactic - Concert Photography

Still hyped from the recent win by the Saints at Super Bowl XLIV, New Orleans based “Galactic” brought all the energy of NOLA to Lawrence, KS.  “Who Dat!” and “New Orleans!” were the phrases of the evening, and guest trombonist Corey Henry made sure of that.  Galactic is currently on tour supporting their latest album, [...]


High ISO (film speed) & Shooting in Low Light.

High ISO (film speed) & Shooting in Low Light.

Shooting under low light can present a whole number of challenges, both for photo and video work.  In fact the ability to shoot under these conditions was one of the main determining factors for my choosing the Canon 5d Mark II as my camera.  At the time I picked it up, it was showing some [...]


Shooting with the Canon 5d Mark II + Gear Wish List + 2010

So I thought it appropriate to take a moment out, and detail some of the gear I currently own, what I’d really like to snag (because I OBVIOUSLY don’t have enough… ), and what 2010 has been so far, and what it might have in store for me!  Onward! The Gear: First off, I’m now [...]


2010 you sneaky devil you…

2010 you sneaky devil you...

I sense there’s great change coming this year. February will jumpstart a whole new slew of activities… so here’s to 2010… here’s to you… and here’s to life.  Cheers! With that said… Here’s a short clip of the recent “Mark Lowrey vs Hip-Hop”.  Amazing show, and blown away by the talent here in KC.  This [...]


some recent photos… Russian Circles & Mark Lowrey / Radiohead Interpretation

some recent photos... Russian Circles & Mark Lowrey / Radiohead Interpretation

So I’ve been a busy little bee as of late. Somewhat remiss that I haven’t had a chance to update www.sip2drink.com especially considering I left it hanging on a “1 of 2″ post on an event that’s come and gone.  Oops.  Time’s a shifty s.o.b. Speaking of www.sip2drink.com, I’m looking for contributors.  So if you [...]


…and so it begins.

...and so it begins.

I often find myself on occasion having the urge to blog about random happenings… either something cool I dig up on the web, an event / place here in KC, or just want somewhere to put some random thoughts down as an archive. Well here is my attempt at doing just that.  Not promising much: [...]