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Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:51:11 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 30 December 2012
2012 has been a quiet year for me, there has not been too many shows on the agenda however I still have a few favourites from throughout the year & thought I might aswell jump on the 'shots of 2012' bandwagon.

I still have a few to edit from Parkway Drive, I Killed The Prom Queen & Northlane the other night however I'll make a separate entry for those.

Look forward to seeing what 2013 may bring.

I'll start off with the two pop shows of the year which I covered for Frontier Touring, both shoots required from the mixing desk.

Rod Stewart


J'Lo


Dez - Coal Chamber


HellYeah


Randy - Lamb Of God


Ryan - The Amity Affliction


Adam D - Times Of Grace


Joey & Clown - Slipknot


Vinnie Paul - HellYeah


Jim - Slipknot


Ahren - The Amity Affliction


Matt - Trivium


Corey - Slipknot


Tom Skerlj - Dead Letter Circus as feat. in Hysteria Magazine


Joel - The Amity Affliction


Mick - Slipknot

Sunday, 30 December 2012 08:04:41 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Calm (HA!) before the storm, Underoath warmed up the crowd before the headliners threw down.

The conditions were a lot harsher compared to ADTR's set, coloured magenta/reds with little to no white light which meant for harsh looking results & a lot of blown highlights.

Still got a few OK shots, though my previous experience shooting their headline set in Sydney was a lot easier.

Dan


Wednesday, 11 May 2011 21:08:30 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 08 May 2011

A Perth sold out crowd packed The Astor and threw down for the opening night of the tour which has basically ebay scalp tickets left around the country.

Below is a preview of my shots from the night.

If Jeremy McKinnon were a butterfly....


Sunday, 08 May 2011 20:06:36 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 22 March 2010
Well Perth residents got the rain they had prayed & prayed for.....(and then some)

Streets were flooded, windows destroyed, trees blown over with a storm that caused havok this afternoon

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa-braces-for-severe-storm-hail/story-e6frg1rc-1225843883475
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/severe-hailstorm-batters-perth-20100322-qqmw.html

Two shots I took from out the front of our Victoria Park apartment after the storm

Monday, 22 March 2010 21:57:46 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Wednesday, 30 December 2009

image taken at Hordern Pavillion, Sydney Australia in May 2008 supporting Bullet For My Valentine

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan 10/2/81-28/12/09

Drummer of Avenged Sevenfold

 

Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan was found dead at his home in Huntington Beach, California, yesterday. He was 28. Preliminary police reports indicate Sullivan died of natural causes, but the Orange County Coroner’s Office is investigating his death. Sullivan helped found Avenged Sevenfold in 1999, and featured on all four of the band’s studio albums.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan,” Sullivan’s Avenged Sevenfold bandmates wrote on their website. “Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time. Jimmy you are forever in our hearts.”

After playing Ozzfest in 2006, Avenged Sevenfold memorably beat out Rihanna, Chris Brown, Panic! at the Disco, Angels and Airwaves and James Blunt for the title of Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, thanks in part to their Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas-inspired song “Bat Country.” Avenged Sevenfold then reached Number Four on the Billboard Top 200 with their self-titled fourth album. The band spent the past two years on a co-headlining tour with Buckcherry. The band was reportedly in the process of recording their fifth album.

Source: The Rolling Stone

Wednesday, 30 December 2009 06:51:08 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Saturday, 12 December 2009
Green Day came to town to play the opening night of two Sold Out shows in Sydney, supported by local act Jet.

Their setlist contains tracks from the new & old, and even contained two encores.

Highlights for the crowd: 21st Century Breakdown, Holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Hitchin' A Ride, When I Come Around, Highway To Hell (ACDC Cover), Brain Stew, 21 Guns, American Idiot & finishing with the cliche Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life).

Dan
Saturday, 12 December 2009 14:17:35 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Friday, 09 October 2009

Slayer & Megadeth, two of the biggest bands in metal touring together...of course it was going to be huge

A packed out Hordern Pavillion, filled to capacity with massive sweaty dudes...sporting many a slayer t-shirt filled the arena to see two bands which have been on the top of their game for decades now

Friday, 09 October 2009 12:43:45 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Wolfmother have released a new album 'New Moon Rising' & are about to embark on their biggest tour to date, a national series with legends AC/DC, so they are currently playing a handful of headline dates around the country with the new lineup.

I managed to secure (last minute) a pass to shoot their show at Enmore Theatre.

In other news, after my first outdoor promo shoot with local band The Amenta, they are now using one of the shots for their latest tour flyer as you can see below.

Keep an eye out in a few weeks for hopefully new shots of Megadeth, touring with Slayer in October.

Dan

Wednesday, 23 September 2009 17:55:46 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Alice Cooper, not more needs to be said apart from "we're not worthy, we're not worthy, we're scum!"

He has been filling arenas around the world for a good four decades & still to this day, with a new generation of fans who have listened to his shock metal on repeat as they were growing up with their dedicated parents.

He has recently brought his Theatre Of Death production to Australia & played to a packed out Sydney Entertainment Centre - while the venue was setup for seating, this didn't stop the above mentioned parents from running to the front barricade to get a close up glimpse of the man who brings out everything from straight jackets to guillotines & dies (a number of times) on stage.

I was so caught up in the stage production, that I did not realise that a lot of my photos were turning out overexposed.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009 09:13:00 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Been Awhile since an entry, nothing much has been on the calendar in the last few months...last night however seen a return to the pit to shoot the popstar Katy Perry who sold out her Enmore Theatre show in Sydney.

Lighting was quite nice, with spotlights on the girl the entire time, however I'm restricted to slow glass at the moment - so I tried to make the best of the situation.

Check out the shots below.

Dan

Tuesday, 18 August 2009 17:30:51 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Last night Sydney got a glimpse of the current gay fashion phenomenon which is Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego in which he plays the role of a Gay Austrian Fashion Reporter.

The evening had it's share of controversy (not created by Bruno) with an impersonator thought to be The Chaser arriving in a stretch pink Hummer & spraying litres of sauce across the stage/carpet setup before security caught on. That sauce ended up being Peri Peri, so you can easily work out who this publicity stunt was on behalf of.

There were not many big names there, however that didn't faze anyone & the crowd was there to see only Bruno, who arrived on a White Stallion sporting assless chaps & Bruno dressed in Knights Armour of a different sort, as you can see in the images below.

Dan

Tuesday, 30 June 2009 09:58:35 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Friday, 22 May 2009

It would be the third time I shoot the boys from Florida & I was expecting a fun night, after getting a slight warm-up with The Living End not long beforehand I was hoping to nail a few great shots.

I organised the pass with the bands manager weeks before the show & confirmed with him two nights before, course my name still was not on the guestlist, it was lucky that I took a print out of my emails with management otherwise it would have been a very early night...this however was not the only problems I'd run in to on the night.

After scoping out the openers, Heaven Shall Burn make a great impression, unfortunatly it was red wash fever in terms of lighting for their set, however their tunes/performance were awesome! Definitely grab a few of their songs if you can!

The lighting dims and the crowd goes nuts for Trivium, so much so that the crowd dislodge the front barrier within the first song & all media are escorted out of the pit straight away, which tops off my night...the lighting did not kick in for them until song 2-3, so it was lucky that the upstairs area was empty & we were given access to shoot from there, otherwise I would have come home with nothing.

Unfortunately no agencies were allowed for The Pussycat Dolls/Lady Gaga, so I'm not sure when my next show will be, until then take a look at some of the shots from Trivium below.

Dan

Friday, 22 May 2009 16:14:14 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 18 January 2009

I was anticipating this show, they put on an awesome set @ Soundwave 2008

Again they came out with a force, unfortunately I was off my game & had a bad night shooting wise...so the shots below don't do justice in my eyes

Keep an eye out for shots from Craig Nye & Dave Youdell who were also shooting last night.

Sunday, 18 January 2009 10:22:07 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Wednesday, 07 January 2009

Welcome to 2009, my first shoot is Swedish supergroup The Hives, rocking out to a sold out Metro Theatre last night.

In and out job, covering The Hives only...here are a few of my favs from the night

ps. Next weekend is AAA @ Bleeding Through - UNSW Roundhouse, keep an eye out.

Wednesday, 07 January 2009 16:59:13 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 21 December 2008

With 2008 coming to a close, I give you a selection of some of my favourite shots taken by me during the year.

I look forward to 2009, who knows what lies around the corner for me.

Merry Christmas & Safe New Years to all!

Dan

Sunday, 21 December 2008 13:16:07 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 27 October 2008

It's been 3 years since Slipknot we're in town & once again they came, and destroyed the stage.

This time around they had the full production show & a setlist which had a lot of Self Titled tracks, despite releasing the new album only weeks ago.

Earlier in the afternoon I made my way to Utopia with a decent sized print of my Machine Head shot of Adam/Rob for the band to sign & Adam was definitely impressed with the shot, he requested a copy for himself....we'll see if he gets in contact with me in the next couple of weeks.

Sydonia opened the show with their revised & heavier set list, carving up the stage for about 20-25 minutes before the first interval which brought on Machine Head, chants of "Machine Fuckin Head" started straight away & the band (as usual) brought a mass amount of energy to the table with Rob Flynn getting the circle pits going every chance he could

Unfortunately a plague of power outages (first of which happened in the opening song) wreaked havoc on their set & Rob ended up storming off stage with a dictionary of expletives towards Acer Arena....

After our 3 song limit for MH, we were escorted back stage to leave our camera gear in a secured room much to our displeasure, instead Jessica & I remained in the back carpark area where my good friend Dana (Sydonia's Guitarist/Vocals) was talking with Jim Root (Guitarist of Slipknot/Stone Sour) & I had great pleasure in discussing random things with him such as their first tour right through to the smell you get from earrings which is now known as "Schmebob" - I chose not to bother him asking for a fan photo, figure he would sick of that shit by now.

By the time Slipknot were ready to come on, the crowd were going nuts...perfect choice of opening songs - Surfacing & Get This

Crowd pleasers: Liberate, Psychosocial, Spit It Out & of course Joey's Solo on the hydraulic lifted Drum Kit

Dan

Monday, 27 October 2008 05:21:38 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 06 October 2008

Well it's been over a month since my last show (Trivium) and I was keen to bring out the camera from under the dust & what better time than for the current pop rock 'it' band which are currently hogging up the radio waves - Metro Station.

The crowd was as I expected, packed to the rims with sweaty 15-16yo girls in black, there to see there hardcore looking but fairy music playing idols....no more than 1 minute in the venue & I was called a gangster for being in a hoodie from an MCR shirt wearing girly - seems like I was in for a good night

The lack of shooting shows in my results, my reaction times were slow and I couldn't nail 1 jump shot of Miley Cyrus's brother 'Trace Cyrus' (the dude who ends up in the b/w singlet) - I won't mention that he gave me like 8 chances to do so...being off the drummer or keyboardists platform

However given my latest break, I am looking forward to getting some cracker shots in a few weeks when Slipknot @ Acer Arena comes around at the end of October.

Dan

Monday, 06 October 2008 08:15:45 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Thursday, 14 August 2008

The boys from Florida flew in to Australia for press & thought to put on a one date show in Sydney considering they flew 13+ hours to be here.

Once again they put on a tight set, which has come to be one of their strengths....

Daysend were their supports for the night - this was the first time I had seen them live & I must say they put on a great show...catchy tunes mixed with a great stage presence, I'll definitely have to catch them again in the near future

Come 9:30 Trivium took to the stage to the delight of the near capacity crowd in Enmore Theatre, mixing things up with old & new material from their upcoming album 'Shogun' which is due for release in late September this year.

Towards the end of their set, the sense of humour broke through from the band - playing various covers from bands such as Blink 182, Nirvana, AC/DC & even Tim Fogerty's Midnight Train To Nowhere before ending their set with Anthem & Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr.

Apparently they are due back for their Shogun tour mid 2009, so I'll be keen to shoot them again.

Dan

Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:15:27 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Saturday, 26 July 2008

I'd only heard that they were due to play in Sydney on the day of the show from Dave Youdell & was going to be home alone, so I put in a request to shoot the show through the promoter and got the approval 2minutes later.

The bus on the way took just over an hour instead of the usual 20-25minutes due to amazing amounts of traffic congestion, so I missed out on the support band.

Once Escape The Fate took the stage, the lighting was a little dark considering the lighting rig they had setup for the show...and just to further push our already great night, the security tapped us on the shoulder after 2 songs instead of the industry standard of 3 - and what do ya know, the lighting got a heck of a lot better during the 3rd song!

So we didn't stick around, however I got a few OK'ish shots during the 2 songs

Look out in August for Trivium, Timbaland (if he doesn't cancel) & Underoath live shots

Dan.

Saturday, 26 July 2008 10:05:14 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 15 June 2008

UNSW Roundhouse once again seen the boys from Byron Bay tear the venue apart, like a fine wine these guys seem to get better with age, stepping up a few notches since their last major show in Sydney (which was not too long ago I might add)

This time around they were supported by Break Even, Antagonist & Have Heart.

After another show tonight @ UNSW, Parkway Drive will pack up & tour through the US & Europe between July-November.

Sunday, 15 June 2008 12:18:23 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Last night I had something totally different on the agenda, I was on assignment for Big Australia to shoot a Red Carpet Event - Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda @ The State Theatre on Pitt St, Sydney.

Attendees included: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Rove McManus, Jack Thompson, Damian Walshe, Daniel Amalm, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Hilton Dennis, Julia Morris, Tiffani Wood, Bernard Curry & Ally Pinnock.

While the list of confirmed guests was a lot longer, only a small percentage attended....hopefully this will not be the last Red Carpet Event I shoot, it was enjoyable to be out of my comfort zone!

Dan

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 19:42:17 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 03 June 2008

I Killed The Prom Queen said farewell to the fans of Sydney with a second Sold Out show @ UNSW Roundhouse on Sat May 31 & they went out with style....leaving the fans wanting more

Jona of IKTPQ & Bleeding Through was cool enough to organise me a VIP pass for their show which included The Ghost Inside, The Red Shore & Bring Me The Horizon.

Dan

www.myspace.com/ikilledthepromqueen  www.myspace.com/bmth

www.myspace.com/theredshore  www.myspace.com/theghostinside

Tuesday, 03 June 2008 11:31:52 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Thursday, 08 May 2008

Last night seen a sold out Hordern Pavillion crowd rocking out to the tunes of BFMV, A7X & Atreyu.

This was the second time in a year that I've been able to shoot BFMV & it was great to see them bring a bigger stage production this time...the definitely were the highlight of my night, Atreyu were also good however A7X seemed to lack any punch so after my 3song limit I exited the building.

Hopefully it will not be long before BFMV head back to our shores, the know how to put on a great show...mixed with killer riffs & melodic vocals, you're destined to enjoy

As for upcoming shows, Rogue Traders is a maybe for next week + Jona from IKTPQ is giving me an AAA pass to cover their sold out farewell tour show @ UNSW Roundhouse, look forward to some killer shots there.

Dan.

Thursday, 08 May 2008 20:29:16 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Korn - they were the band that convinced me to convert from rap to metal, so I was eager to get the chance to shoot them before they decided to call it a day.

I arrived at about 6pm to find that my pass has not been organised properly, after several calls/messages to KMW & a print out of my confirmation email an hour passes & box office give me the photo pass, however Bloodsimple had already been and gone by this stage.

Unfortunately all the supports had awful lighting, Chimaira being the worst of them which was disappointing as I was looking forward to seeing them. Not to mention I also tore a chunk out of my shin while walking in to the pit area, kicked the corner of the steel security platform...awful sight.

Korn took the stage and all was forgotten, they definitely improved on their last performance here in Sydney (their show with Disturbed was beyond awful) and the small crowd that attended went nuts, Sunday night @ the Entertainment Centre & they could barely manage to bring in 5,000 kids.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008 10:07:12 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 07 April 2008

Good Morning...

Monday afternoon, going on about 8 days since I moved into the new apartment & iPrimus are still not providing my with the internet service I pay for! Anyhoo that's another story

This weekend I had the pleasure in being able to shoot my first 'pop' show, and who bigger than Celine Dion - she is highly regarded in the industry as a truly gifted singer & sells out shows around the world. I got the call on Friday afternoon, so it was a nice surprise for the weekend - especially after I received an email stating the otherwise 2 weeks ago.

David Youdell & myself arrived at about 8:15pm ahead of the 8:30pm request time & noticed Getty Images shooter standing inside the Acer Arena halls to our surprise, we were assuming the traditional box office meet with the Coppell rep...however after an initial problem with door security due to our equipment, we made it inside.

Things were a little behind schedule, we made our way inside to the awaiting audience (whom might I add paid a premium price for front row seats) where we waiting till about 9:05pm - with a few relieved spectators who questioned the length of our presence - one song access for this one folks!

Once took the stage & opened with Drive All Night, there was no question that the crowd were not going to sit around...everyone stood up & started dancing along with the woman they were all there to see.

To my surprise, Celine puts on a suprisingly energetic performance given the genre she falls into - I was anticipating a gentle creature to charm the crowd with her high notes, that definitely was not the case, she puts in as much energy & movement as a rock act.

Dan

Monday, 07 April 2008 09:34:43 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Thursday, 13 March 2008

Aussie rockers Grinspoon recently headlined a show @ UNSW Roundhouse on Mar 7 2008, along side them were Many Machines On Nine who put on a solid performance which included some new tracks.

I found a nifty tool called PictoBrowser which I thought I'd try out...seeing as I haven't posted anything in a while. It uses your Flickr account and creates a slideshow for shots in sets or allocated specific keywords, I was hoping that it would pick up everything in my gallery, unfortunately it only allows for 'public' images.

I was pretty happy with some of the shots, UNSW's lighting rig has improved in the last 6months or so...a little too much red front were used but managed squeeze in a few regular skin toned shots (can't stand red!)

Thursday, 13 March 2008 16:25:06 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 25 February 2008

I won't go in to details, even though it was only yesterday I am sure you have heard the slander & abuse that the organisers received from all directions after the event took place yesterday.

I was lucky enough to shoot the festival for the 2nd time running on behalf of Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying & Fasterlouder - click the photo below to view some of the highlight shots or view them all here

Bands I ended up shooting: Scary Kids, Haste The Day, Plain White T's, Thursday, Bleeding Through, Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, Alexisonfire & As I Lay Dying.

On the note of AILD - they walked off early after their guitarist Nick copped a glass bottle to the face & was practically knocked out from the blow. Moments like these are what ruin festivals & the decision for bands to return....what is the point of standing in the crowd when a band is playing if your intentions are to hurt/injure them - I hope the inflictor gets what's coming to him/her!

- Dan.

Monday, 25 February 2008 14:51:41 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Friday, 15 February 2008

2008 is looking to be a good year judging from the amount of decent show in the coming months. So far my schedule is looking to be:

Sydney Soundwave Festival @ Sydney Park - Feb 26

Girlfriends 21st Weekend Bash @ Newcastle - Feb 29 - Mar 2

Wedding Shoot @ Newcastle - Mar 8

HIM @ Big Top, Luna Park - Mar 25

Celine Dion @ Acer Arena - Mar 28

Pennywise w/ Sum41 @ Big Top, Luna Park - Apr 11

Korn @ Sydney Entertainment Ctr - Apr 20

Bullet For My Valentine w/ Avenged Sevenfold & Atreyu @ Hordern Pavillion - May 7

Soilwork @ Manning Bar - May 14

Dan

Friday, 15 February 2008 06:00:38 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Sunday February 10 Quaywest Hotel in The Rocks was the venue booked in for the second Sydney Strobist meet which was organised by J - of whom fronted the costs out of his own pocket to book a conference room which was used for indoor/studio style photos.

5 models agreed to come along on a TFP basis, all of which appeared to have a fun day & had some amazing shots produced by some 30 photographers who attended, most of which brought there own Strobe lighting, Pocket Wizards, Backdrops, Reflectors, Stands & a huge amount of lenses. All in all I think there would of had to of been close to $400,000 worth of equipment.

Council approval needed be seeked, waivers drawn up & model releases to protect from commercial use. A huge amount of organisation was done before the day, however things went along quite smoothly...everyone kept to the deadlines - of which was 1hr to move between indoor/outdoor locations, setup lighting & shoot before packing up & switching to the next location/model.

I'd advise anyone that wants to learn the fundamentals of studio lighting setup to attend one of these events. While things move along quite fast, there are a number of individuals with a vast amount of experience which can help you with any questions/techniques. Everyone that I had talked to was friendly & even went as far as to lending me a pocket wizard so I could try produce some shots of my own.

I was only able to stay for a couple of hours, so while my time was limited, I think I learned a fair bit which will help me in future. I'll definitely have to try and start attending future meets as they are a great way to improve & learn new lighting techniques, create cheap but awesome Ring Flash's with cardboard or even just to socialise with those who share the same interests.

Here are a few of the shots I got from the day, head over to the Flickr Sydney Strobists Group to view other shots from the day & updates for upcoming meets.

Dan.

Thea

Sarah

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 11:56:35 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Once again the great music festival which is Soundwave is upon us, I just confirmed my pass through Killswitch Engage management to shoot the Sydney show on Sun Feb 24th 2008.

And what a killer lineup they have for us this year, definitely one to please hardcore fans across the nation. Acts which include the likes of: Killswitch Engage, Alexisonfire, Devine Heresy, Offspring, Incubus, As I Lay Dying, Shadows Fall, Plain White T's, From Autumn To Ashes, Thursday, Saosin, Bleeding Through & the locals Carpathian.

I covered last years show which was a terrential rain filled day of action. This years line-up blows last year out of the park however, it is basically a full days worth of top acts compared to a number of gap fillers last year, thats my opinion anyway. It is disappointing Byron rockers Parkway Drive did not join the tour again this year, choosing to hold their own regional tour with 50 Lions instead.

Unfortunately it is looking like I will not be able to take the day off work to do the mass amount of editing which will come with Soundwave, so I will try update each night with 2-3 bands worth of photos.

Anyone that is attending the Sydney show, let me know & we will try catch up for a brew during the day.

Check out some of my shots below from last years event & those of Killswitch Engage, Thursday & From Autumn To Ashes.

www.soundwavefestival.com for more info.

Dan.

   

   

 

Tuesday, 05 February 2008 10:48:37 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Saturday, 02 February 2008
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We decided to buy Panda a new playmate today.

Ventured in to the nearest RSPCA shelter to take in a stray, 2hours later we had to leave because it is 'procedure' to call our landlord to check that we are allowed to have pets in the unit....unfortunate but understandable, so they don't get many returns

After that disappointment we raced in to Parramatta Westfield Pets World 5minutes before closing time & picked up this little man - fullscreen views can be seen at my deviantArt gallery - we are still yet to name him, Gonzo & Top Hat have been the recent suggestions...anyone else with a possible name, comments below!

For those who don't know, we picked up Panda after losing our Zoe 3days after returning from a month in Perth...we took her in to get her de-sexed & received a phone call to say she went in to cardiac arrest immediately after the anesthetic was injected, we didn't want to have an empty house, so we took in a stray which was residing at the Vet during the time...Panda is a lil nutter kitty, always wants to play!

This was our awesome Zoe before she passed away.

Dan.

Saturday, 02 February 2008 19:51:22 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Friday, 01 February 2008
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DBedford.com is now open for business

I finally got my act together & put together a website with the help of DCurrie

For those of you that do not yet know me, I go by the name Dan...I'm a Photographer based in Sydney, Australia

I've been shooting on & off for 2 years now - tried to dab my paws in a little bit of everything...from landscapes to international music festivals

I currently shoot for FasterLouder & World Entertainment News Network

If you're ever after a photographer for any occasion - feel free to shoot me an email - dan@dbedford.com - a brief set of rates are up on my 'About' page at the moment - keep in mind I am still to write a short bio about myself, if anyone I know is keen to do it for me, please do so!

People that know which would like their blog/site listed on my front page, leave your links in the comment section below.

This is my first attempt at a blog outside of the delights of myspace, so any tips/tricks are most appreciated....also any advice for traffic/tagging/advertisements are encouraged.

Upcoming:

Flickr Strobist Meet/Model Shoot @ Quay West Hotel - Feb 10

Sydney Soundwave Festival @ Sydney Park - Feb 26 (awaiting confirmation)

Girlfriends 21st Weekend Bash @ Newcastle - Feb 29 - Mar 2

Wedding Shoot @ Newcastle - Mar 8

HIM @ Big Top, Luna Park - Mar 25

Celine Dion @ Acer Arena - Mar 28

Dan

Friday, 01 February 2008 10:09:58 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)