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Through the Lens

Focusing on the finest roots music photography

Amos lives in West Virginia, where he works with Mountain Stage and takes stunning photographs of live music performances.

Through the Lens

Focusing on the finest roots music photography

Amos lives in West Virginia, where he works with Mountain Stage and takes stunning photographs of live music performances.

Year in Focus: The ND Community's Best Photographs of 2015

Thank you! I will go find and shred my Rolling Stone rejection letter from 1994. 

I love it. Buddy and Me. Together again. 

Jill's great picture of Miller, AKA the MVP in Americana, graced the "cover" of the first Through the Lens column. 

Wonderful portfolio, Amos. I'm particularly struck by the effectiveness, in these days of digital photography, how many excellent pictures were presented in black and white. Do you suppose that black and white is one of the most powerful ways to overcome the awful light presented by the now ubiquitous presence of LED lighting at festivals and concerts?

To answer Ted from a personal note; BW film is more forgiving - that's a term I learned a long time ago in the roll film days. So forgiving can be anything from focus, shadows and LED lights all in the name of saving the photo. It can be done in software as editing is being done. 

I took over 600 shots during AMA when I got my shot of Buddy... only maybe 1/3 were worth showing anyone. I took 1200 shots a month later and I had about half be really good and then half of that be excellent. The best part of digital is that you can take as many as you want so you have more to choose from than rolls.