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  • Mars

    That was a super insightful show with Baron last night. Wicked cool photographer.

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  • Mars

    I just wanted to make sure you have the direct promo links for tonight's Twisted South Show. If anyone wants to listen tonight photographer Baron Wolman will be joining the show, who for those of you don't know, one of his clients that he shot was Frank Zappa and The GTO's. Mercy GTO is also going to be calling the show tonight.


    If anyone wants to join in tonight or has questions for Baron please feel free to join us! The call in number is 917.388.4498 and the show is on from 8-10PM CST.


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    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/twistedsouthradio/2012/09/20/iconic-music-photographer-baron-wolman


     


    Here is the promo stuff for the show tonight!

    Baron Wolman is an American photographer best known for his work in the late 1960s for the music magazine Rolling Stone, becoming the magazine's first editor of photography from 1967 to 1970.Baron Wolman not only witnessed what is without a doubt the most important period of change in popular music and popular culture, but his photographs helped shape it. Rolling Stone magazine encapsulated and distilled the most important events and changes as they were taking place. Each issue would speak to this evolving youth culture in a language that was all its own and Baron’s photos captured the events and personalities, and visualized the music.

    Fueled by the music and the times, a 21-year-old journalist named Jann Wenner gathered some friends and began a revolution in ink. Named Rolling Stone, this newsprint rag captured the era, defined it in print and pictures, and helped form a generation. Among the friends that Wenner interested in his project was Wolman, then a 30-year-old freelance photojournalist..Wenner invited Wolman to shoot for the burgeoning Rolling Stone, Wolman agreed to work for free, and when the first issue hit the streets five months later, rock history began to be recorded.During his fast-paced tenure, Wolman's lens captured the royalty of the '60s pop and rock explosion: Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Iggy Pop, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Phil Spector, Jim Morrison, Ike & Tina Turner, Tim Leary, and a motley cast of hangers-on.

    http://www.fotobaron.com/

    http://www.therollingstoneyears.com/

    This is a LIVE call in show and we'd love to hear from you on the air and to see you in the chat room as well. You can call in to talk with Baron Wolman, host Mars and New Orleans native/co-host Harry Hoerner at 917.388.4498 OR you can click this link right here
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/twistedsouthradio/2012/09/20/iconic-music-photographer-baron-wolman

     https://www.facebook.com/events/363259307082201/

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  • L.o.u.i.s

    Hi folks, love photography, it's not so easy to succeed pro pics !! Would like to know about your gear, DSLR, Nikon, Canon, what lenses ? Did you test studio lightings ?

    Was learning some tips with Jared Polin http://froknowsphoto.com

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  • Peter S.

    http://www.dweezilzappaworld.com/photos/50151

    Some pictures taken this weekend in Gothenburg, would love to hear what you think.

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  • thepoodlebites

    Thanks Peter S.. I forgot to mention the ISO settings.. good tip!

    The reason I like the aperture to be set at around f 3.5 or f 4 is the depth of field is a touch greater and with the higher ISO settings good results can be obtained..

    Bottom line if the lighting is bad there ain't a whole lot you can do without a flash...Which I hate at concerts..and most artist don't want you using a flash!

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  • Peter S.

    Good tip. Another way to work with concertpictures. Work with high ISO and a lens who have at least 2,8. If the lightning is spars in a concert and the artist is moving around (as they usally do) it´s good to have a camera that can produce low noice picture at 1600 and 3200 ISO and you are half way there to great pictures.

    Peter

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  • DaveOC

    I see. So it will focus more on the backs of people's heads in 'auto', I get it. And yes it does have manual setting. I'll have to read my little book and do some testing. Thanks Poodle.

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  • thepoodlebites

    @ DaveOC...Disagree...

    The problem with any camera in the auto setting will give you the best average shutter speed and aperture for that situation... usually the aperture wins in low lighting conditions and that creates a slow shutter speed which in turn gives you a blurred photo.

    If your camera has the ability to shoot manual set it to that and pic your shutter speed at about 125Th of a sec and the aperture should be at f 3.5 to f 4.

    This will stop the action enough and give you the most lighting available for the exposure.

    Concerts are tough but if the stage has good lighting you will get better results.

    Also if you can manually focus that will help because the camera will focus on the closet objects in the auto mode.

    Hope that helps.

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  • DaveOC

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    I only have an old Canon Power Shot camera. I just set it to 'auto', point and click. Maybe I should use the fast shutter speed to avoid shots like this. Anyone agree? I'm new.

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  • thepoodlebites

    @ Peter S... I especially liked your one shot in your Winter album....The Railroad. 

     http://www.dweezilzappaworld.com/photo_albums/2455/photos 

    Please feel free to post links here to your favorite shots or albums...

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