Pro Photography at Jazz Festivals
Thurs Aug 1 | 8pm EDT
Free and open to all but you must REGISTER in advance
part of the Jazz Journalists Association 2013 Online Training Series
Three experienced jazz photographers –Skip Bolen, Karen Fox and Jati Lindsay– share their knowledge about shooting jazz festivals. Questions they will answer include:
* How do you get permission/ access to shoot? What kind of access is the default, what can be negotiated ?
*How to get a festival photography assignment, what coverage to offer, what are less obvious potential outlets for work? *Can/should one work for the fest itself — if so, what are the advantages/drawbacks/protections?
* How to schedule shooting at multiple stages.
*What to do about others shooting at the same time?
* What variety of lenses are essential?
*Is lighting a concern?
* Do you need to get releases from photo subjects?
*How can you sell/disseminate your festival photos? Are there unusual uses for such photos to consider?
Attendees will be able to pose their own questions to the panel during this fun but practical 90-minute discussion. REGISTER
(This webinar is a rescheduling of the webinar originally scheduled for July 25. if youregistered for the July 25 date, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN. . If you can’t make the new date, you don’t need to notify us, we’ll send you a link where you can access the recording after the webinar. Thanks.).
Skip Bolen is a southern born photographer who has become fascinated with photographing New Orleans culture including jazz and live music, Mardi Gras Indians, Mardi Gras, and cemeteries. He is the winner of the 2013 JJA Photo of the Year Award for his photograph of New Orleans musician Lionel Charles Ferbos. Bolen’s photographs are in public and private collections, among them the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the Louisiana State Museum and the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland. His photography has appeared in various publications including The New York Times, Life, Rolling Stone, Vogue, New York Post, US Weekly, Elle, MTV, VH-1, New York Magazine, Jazz Times, Downbeat, Where New Orleans and many others. Website: http://www.skipbolenstudio.com/
Karen Fox is a Detroit-based photographer who has extensively photographed Detroit, New Orleans and other musicians. She works at Sound Check Detroit. See her photos on her website and Facebook page.
Jati Lindsay is a New Jersey born & bred, Washington, D.C.-based freelance photographer. He has been shooting professionally for 11 years. He has been a part of exhibitions at the Leica Gallery in New York City, the Afro American Museum in Philadelphia, the Reginald Lewis Museum in Baltimore, MD, the Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Code Gallery in Amsterdam. Lindsay has contributed photos for a diverse range of clients that includes the, National Academy of Sciences, the United Nations Foundation,The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Jazz Times, XLR8R, URB magazine, and Atlantic Records. Website: http://archive.jatilindsay.net
Howard Mandel (Panel Moderator) president of the Jazz Journalists Association, started writing record reviews for DownBeat in 1975 and has written dozens of liner notes for both independent and major label releases. A freelance writer and author, Howard produces arts segments for National Public Radio, teaches at New York University, and maintains the blog ArtsJournal.com/JazzBeyondJazz