Posts Tagged ‘music’

‘Note Drawings’ Photo Series Turns City Skylines Into Musical Notation

Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi has created a interesting series of work that combines photography and music to create an experience, rather than only an aesthetic. Titled Note Drawing the series transposes the silhouettes of city skylines into musical notation. It’s with these notations Kawachi then turns these cityscapes into actual music, which then accompanies the individual pieces.

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Camera Settings for Concert Photography

Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 at 58mm. Exposure: 1/400 second, f/2.8, ISO 2000.

Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 at 58mm. Exposure: 1/400 second, f/2.8, ISO 2000.

Choosing the right camera settings for concert photography can be a daunting task, even for experienced music photographers. Here’s a breakdown of every major camera setting that I recommend for shooting live music. Read more…

Prolific Album Cover Photographer Looks to Remaster Three Decades of His Work

Although not a note or word of his made it onto any records, photographer Jim Cummins’ work is on more albums than any musician in the business. Read more…

Inspiration: Three Talented Musicians Who are Also Talented Photographers

Creatives and artists often excel in several artistic media, not just one, and so the world of photography is peppered with talented individuals whose creative outlets include everything from skateboarding, to painting, to music.

The last of these is the topic of a very interesting video from theartofphotography, in which Ted Forbes tells us about three musicians whose talents extend into the world of photography: Milt Hinton, Bryan Adams and Ralph Gibson. Read more…

Band Responds in the Worst Way Possible After Stealing Photographer’s Work

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In the beginning of April, Sydney-based photographer Rohan Anderson found himself embroiled in a nasty back-and-forth with the band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus over a photo of his they had used without credit or permission.

Often, when you let someone know they’ve infringed on your copyright, you get an apology and an offer to make things right. This is not what happened to Anderson. Read more…

Humor: Funny TED Talk Spoof for an App that Turns Photos Into Music

Have you ever taken a photograph, just to look at it and be disappointed that you can only enjoy it with your eyes? Well, to your rescue is an incredible, fictional application called PicSong — courtesy of The Onion. Read more…

Brooklyn Club Joins the ‘No Photography’ Movement, Upsets Selfie Generation

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The past year saw a mini-boom in musicians discouraging or outright prohibiting fans from taking photos at gigs, pitched mainly as a “pay attention to the music” measure. But now the trend is attracting a sort of venue where reckless flash photography would only seem to add to the experience: electronic dance clubs. Read more…

Soundcloud Partners Up with Instagram to Turn Filtered Photos Into Album Covers

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If you’re Maroon 5 or the like, you get to commission photo shoots for your album covers and boost Terry Richardson’s bankroll.

Smaller-scale musicians need to DIY it, however, and now music-sharing service SoundCloud has made it easy by partnering with Instagram.
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Using ISO 100 for Concert Photography: Is it Possible?

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Have you ever heard of the “4 Seconds” Myth in Concert Photography? Well, probably not, because I made this phenomenon up as a play on words with the 4 Leaf Clover “Myth.” The 4 Seconds Myth talks about the fact that there’s a maximum period of time at just a few concerts when you can in fact shoot at crisp, noiseless ISO 100. Read more…

Mhoto Automatically Generates Music for Your Pics Based on a Photo’s Content

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It might not be quite a trend yet, but associating sound with photos isn’t new either. Whether we’re talking about interesting photographs created with sound (like Martin Klimas’ paint photos) or about a camera that captures both sound and light, the idea of pairing sight and sound in photography has come up before.

Mhoto is a company with an idea along those same lines, only instead of capturing the sounds happening at the moment you take a photo, the company’s tech creates music based on a photo. Read more…