Category Archives: Los Angeles

New If we live videos

I’m happy to present the New If we live videos I created for the songs “Jenny make ’em clap” and “free is we”, these videos were made with love for the “If we live” project.

“If we live” is a community effort led by Kevin T. Williams, to raise awareness and help support the “Stand up to cancer” organization.

It was a joy working with everyone to make these happen, Special thanks to Jenny Moller, Nichelle Monroe and of course Kevin T. Williams, you’re awesome!

So make some fresh popcorn, it’s show time ;)

The “If we live” project CD is now available from CD baby, Go there and get your copy. All proceeds go to ‘Stand Up To Cancer’.

“if we live” has a Facebook page, where you can read more about the project https://www.facebook.com/pages/If-we-Live/538059362931621

You can find my earlier blogposts about “If we live” here

“Stand Up To Cancer” is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

 

A new music video to help support “Stand up to cancer”

I’m working on a new music video to help support “Stand up to cancer“.

The song named “Jenny make ’em clap” is a fun love letter to Venice, California and free spirits everywhere, and is a part of the “If we live” project.

We have only one more shooting day to complete the remaining shots and then finish editing, I’m very exited.

All of the participants in this project volunteer their time and talent with the hope of helping others.

Until the video’s release, here’s a behind the scenes video, Shot by Mungai Nguku

Credits:
Lyrics & Vocals: Jenny Moller
Bass: Karl Leiker
Percussion: Al Keith; James Alibe;
Production, Guitar, bgd vocals and keys: Kevin T. Williams

Buy “Jenny make ’em clap”, the full album or any song on it on iTunes, and help “Stand up to cancer” by clicking Here.

Read my earlier post about the “if we live” project here


All proceeds go to “stand up to cancer.
Stand Up To Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Meet The Untouchables

Meet The Untouchables, The great Los-Angeles Ska band.

If you live in Los Angeles, CA, Or you are a Ska fan, You surly know The Untouchables!
This is my favorite Ska band.  A few days ago we had a photo session, And here are some of my favorite shots from this portrait photography series. What a wonderful group of people. It was great fun taking their portraits.

The Untouchables Jan 3rd show poster

Visit Them on Facebook

Online fine art prints store

*Update*- I no longer offer prints through “Fine art America” please use the Contact page ti inquire about prints.

“I’m offering fine art prints of my work. You can find beautiful prints to decorate your home and business, in many sizes, finishes and frames You can even get greeting cards you can customize with my photography.

Watch a short video with images from my online fine art prints store

Pushing the boundaries with Adobe Lightroom 5

When I first started shooting rock concerts, There was no Adobe Lightroom 5 to help me. I was used to shot T-max 3200 black & white, pushing it about 2-3 stops to get what I wanted in the darkroom, expressive rough shots, with grain you can shave with. I was and still try to get shots that show action (by sometime using slower shutter speeds) and enhancing the atmosphere by trying to predict where the lights are going to fall next and clicking the shutter when the lights hit where I want.

Today, shooting in chaotic (light wise) and dark environments is different, I do it by shooting RAW files at very high ISO, and developing them in Lightroom 5. Developing in Lightroom 5 allows more accurate white balance and broad color control. testing, correcting and printing the kind of images you can see below, “old school”, would take a very long time.

Here’s a selection of “Rain King” concert images I shot at the “Whiskey a GO-Go” on Sunset Blvd. last Saturday. “rain King” are, Ben Shafrir – Drums, Eli Sokolow – Guitar and Vocals and Yali Bitan – Bass and Vocals. These guys really know their stuff! You can listen to them using the player underneath the gallery. In their own words, they are an “L.A. based rock trio whose mission is to wake the universe from the coma of auto-tuned digital modernity and rekindle the flames lit by the ancient warriors of face melting, spine curving rock & roll.”

No “Photoshop” was used in the editing of these images.

PDN contest

*Update*-Thanks for your votes, the deadline for voting has passed, below is the original post:
You have the right to vote, use it.
So there it goes, I entered the portrait you see on this page into a coming PDN contest. I rarely enter contests but I feel this one has my name on it.

Be a pal, click this link and vote at http://2013faces.nielsencontests.com/bin/Rate?image_id=2011402999  I know you love this image.

Al Keith - Musician

“Not We But ONE” Concert and Art Exhibit Charity Event

Update – This event ended

Original post – I’ll be showing some of my landscape work in a group exhibit tonight.
It’s a part of a Concert and Art Exhibit, dedicated to help teens at risk.
The 18th is also my birthday, so it’s a great opportunity to celebrate together, I hope to see you there.

These are the images I showed tonight

You can buy these images here

Here’s a short video to soak in the atmosphere

Not We But One Flyer2013
The image on this poster is not mine, I’ll try to find out who shot it and will give them credit