Professional Photographers

Alan HessAlan

Event/Concert Photographer
Alan Hess Photography

Alan Hess is a San Diego-based commercial photographer specializing in concert and live-event photography. He has photographed hundreds of concerts three songs at a time. The wide variety of bands that Alan has shot include: Billy Idol, Black Eyed Peas, Black Keys, Bruce Hornsby, Bullet for my Valentine, Citizen Cope, Death Cab for Cutie, Derek Trucks Band, The Grateful Dead, Jackie Greene, John Legend, Marilyn Manson, Mickey Hart Band, One Direction, Robin Williams, Roger Waters, Rush, Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Steel Pulse, Widespread Panic, and Willie Nelson.

Alan's work has been published online and in print in the following outlets:,,,,,,,, Poughkeepsie Journal, Mill Valley Herald,,,, Photoshop User, Ranch & Coast Magazine,,, Relix Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine. His images have been used for various CDs and other promotional work.

Alan is currently the house photographer for the Valley View Casino Center where he covers concerts and events ranging from the Wiggles to World Wrestling. When he isn't out shooting concerts, he is writing photography books. Alan in the author of the top rated ALL ACCESS: Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography, The Night and Low-light Photography Photo Workshop, the iPad Fully Loaded series and five Digital Field Guides.

You can find Alan at or in Twitter at ShotLivePhoto.