My name is Todd, and I love the rock show.
My work has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, SPIN, the New York Times, Alternative Press, Metal Hammer, Entertainment Weekly, and Billboard Magazine.
I write www.ishootshows.com, a photography blog dedicated to tips on low light shooting, live music, and concert photography.
Choosing Lenses for Concert Photography
Concert Photography: Gear Guide
How-To: Metering & Exposure, pt. 1
How-To: Metering & Exposure, pt. 2
8 Tips for a Great Photography Portfolio
Photos of Todd | ishootshows.com (9)
Todd | ishootshows.com's favorite photos from other Flickr members (2)
"I am very envious of the fact that he shot Jack's Mannequin once a month for the past three months.
And he deserves to because he is so talented and passionate for what he does. Other than professional, he is an awesome person for being so down to earth replying every single comment he gets. And I find myself looking forward for his shots, checking the site whenever I am possible, at school or home.
September 29th, 2008
Ryan Giacomino says:
"It's rare to find such a talented and decorated photographer nowadays that has the patience and personality to individually respond to each and every comment or snippet of praise his photos earn. Todd is always willing to share techniques and tips to help amateurs gain success in the pit. Each time I think every possible angle or emotion could be captured, Todd whips another ace out of his sleeve. I hope to have the privilege of shooting a show next to him again soon!"
August 20th, 2008
Pow Pow Pictures says:
"Todd is my inspiration. Only Todd has shown set the benchmark which others must follow, and I'm definately following!!!"
July 23rd, 2008
"You already know how much I love your photos! I'm trying to keep motivated so I can be better than you in 20years or so...
Or not! Best Regards!"
June 27th, 2008
""I adore your work. To see them encourages me to be a better photographer day by day.""
May 21st, 2008
"I think it is about time I say something in here. I love looking into live music photography and this is a place you are not going to fail to find the most amazing shots.
Todd, has a special gift when it comes to it. All the shots are carefully composed, greatly exposed and with so much feeling in them.
One other thing...he is always ready to help us to learn and exchange his knowledge in many ways.
Thanks for the inspiration and great work you display in this place."
March 31st, 2008
Cage Alumni Auk Lay says:
"Ew... Todd's making the best live performances pictures i ever seen actually. I'm watching a lot of people doing that, cuz, well, i'm very interested by that kind of pics, also that's what i like doing much more than the others shoots. Todd's very talented, he's working a lot, he switches with few lenses to get fkin differents views with subtility, i'm really really surprized by every single pictures he post right here right now & on his portfolio/blog. Keep doing like dat Todd, day after day, little by little i wanna drop my gear, left Canon and going Nikon with the D3, this camera's really powerful.
Oh, yeah ppl, gear don't do the shoot, however in live performanes set, it helps a lot, i don't wanna say Todd without good gear cannot do anything, of course, his eye's really good, he's very talented.
Keep doin' mate."
March 12th, 2008
"Todd is my hero."
March 9th, 2008
Clara Ridabock says:
"Todd is truly one of the leading men of concert photography. He really DOES have it all - perfect technique, an incredible eye, and the push to go that extra mile. He is a true inspiration, and I can only aspire to someday reach the same level that he has.
basically, todd rules."
March 7th, 2008
"Todd is an amazing photographer. He uses all the tools at his disposal to create some phenomenal artwork in such a difficult environment. He captures color, action, and energy with the best of em. I love the fact that he's so skilled at putting anyone in the scene. On top of it all, Todd is such a resource in the photo community!"
February 1st, 2008
"Todd has it all as a photographer -- technical brilliance mixed with a great eye for composition and design... A true inspiration!"
July 11th, 2007
- August 2005