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Redd Kross – Observatory 2016

by 13 Stitches Magazine

CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY – Redd Kross performing at The Observatory in Costa Mesa – December 27, 2016. Photo gallery features images from the show. If you were at the show be sure to submit a user review!

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Hali September 13, 2019 - 1:19 pm

Is there a reason why you don’t credit the actual photographer who took the images? I’d like to know who’s creating the images?

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13 Stitches Magazine September 16, 2019 - 6:03 pm

Hi Hali,
If images are taken by a photographer other than myself, I include photo credit (see this link for an example when you hover over an image in the gallery https://13stitchesmagazine.com/plague-vendor-at-the-music-box-in-san-diego/). Each contributor also has their own page displaying their images/contributions (link in top navigation bar “Contributors”). I don’t include photo credit on my images because I thought people would get sick of seeing my name on every image, but maybe I should start adding the credit.
– John Mairs, 13 Stitches Magazine

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Hali Langton September 16, 2019 - 6:43 pm

Hi John,
From what I can tell, your work is head and shoulders above most live music photographers. I appreciate your humility (most true artists are humble by default) but honestly you should have your name on the images (too damn bad if people get tired of seeing your name!) if for no other reason than to protect control of your how your work is used — based on copyright laws. Not sure who owns your website, but a.) if you wanted to sell it at some point, the buyer owns your photos. or b.) if a parent company owns the website and the nice folks who are current in charge get bought out by a company like one who’s name rhymes with MicketPlaster, suddenly THEY own your photos. At the very least you should have your name in the file’s metadata. I’m assuming you’re doing that, but if not – I highly recommend you add it to all your existing assets and create a template that will add your name and ©copyright status to images automatically via your editing software (PS Bridge/Lightroom etc.). You may have guessed by now, but I worked as a professional concert photographer for 20 years (1993-2013) and 10 of those years I also worked as a photo editor for a couple of music websites (LiveDaily.com & Soundspike.com both R.I.P.) having managed and edited the work of 20+ shooters who contributed work daily, I feel I’m a pretty good judge. You are top tier young man. Your eye and split second timing make your work more valuable. By adding your name to your images, people can find you and you could get some nicely paid gigs (touring with bands etc.) if you are not already doing that.
Cheers!
Hali Langton (formerly Hali McGrath)

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