Archive for April, 2009

Matthew Dear @ Rebel - April 28, 2009

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Victor Calderone @ Pacha - April 18, 2009

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Bal en Blanc! - April 15, 2009

Photos from Monday morning can be found here:

Crazy busy week, I’ll index everything (so it shows up by artist..) over the weekend..  Enjoy..

Montreal.. the aftermath.. - April 14, 2009

So if you didn’t know, I was in Montreal for the weekend..  It was my first trip there, and well, yea..  Interesting city, a wee bit colder than I prefer in April (especially after a week in Miami for Conference) and of course Bal en Blanc.

After a crazy night/party that went through noon on Monday, I flew back to NYC on a 3pm flight, had a bit of sushi for dinner, and passed out at 7:30pm, roughly 38 hours after I awoke.  I took some 800 pictures (after a delete sweep) and a half hour of HD video..  There will be 2 sets up very shortly, one for the “Event” and one for the “Guests”.  All you lovely people who asked me to have their pictures taken (in French for the most part, so I was guessing!) fall into that guests category.   And I’d like to thank you for making me run out of cards for the first time in years.  You are most definitely the most photo friendly crowd I’ve shot that I can remember..

p.s.  If you’re the one I gave my card to right as Armin was finishing (against the fence in the front of the trance room, find me on facebook please (it’s not hard).. 🙂    Everyone else, sorry, but I keep my facebook friends to people I know in person..

Bal en Blanc - April 12, 2009

Photos of guests at the event here

For photos of the artists, click below:

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Mostly Done.. - April 7, 2009

Ok, so these are done..  enjoy!

These are still in the queue.. I might have some time Thursday to get to them, not sure yet..

  • 3-22 – @ Love
  • 3-22 – @ Rebel
  • 3-28 – Ultra Music Festival Saturday

What’s taking so long? - April 6, 2009

People often wonder why it takes so long to get photos up..  So let me go over the process I go through, so you can understand where the time goes..

  1. Delete sweep, nuke anything blury or with multiple shots of the same thing
  2. Ratings pass (rate photos 1-5 stars, 2+ get posted)
  3. Rating >= 2, fix lighting, straighten, crop as necessary
  4. Export for peterdrier.com
  5. Export to Facebook
  6. Process into photo gallery, can do many galleries at once
  7. Upload to peterdrier.com

Steps 3,4,5 are very processing intensive, and my poor 2.5 year old laptop really doesn’t like the new awesome 21 megapixel photos that my camera puts out..   And lets not even think about doing the HD video on it.. 

Thankfully, I have a new computer coming tomorrow.  Once it’s all setup, things that took hours before should take minutes, literally. 

FYI, all the sets I listed previously are somewhere between step 3 and 6.  I have about 2 hours blocked off every night this week to get these done. 

Thanks for your patience..

They’re coming.. - April 5, 2009

It’s 60 degrees outside, and I’m not out there thanks to this little backlog of photos I’ve built up..  But I’m getting through them and they should all be set by the time I go to bed tonight..  Here’s the list:

  • 3-22 – @ Love
  • 3-22 – @ Rebel
  • 3-24 – Miami Randoms
  • 3-25 – Deadmau5 @ Gansevoort Miami
  • 3-25 – Josh Gabriel @ South beach house party
  • 3-26 – Francois K @ Flawless House
  • 3-26 – Anjuna Night @ Karu & Y
  • 3-26 – Minus @ Karu & Y
  • 3-28 – Ultra Music Festival Saturday
  • 3-29 – Sunday School for Degenerates
  • 4-04 – NewMindSpace Pillow Fight @ Wall Street
  • 4-04 – Armin @ Roseland Ballroom

Between all of those, I started with about 5000 originals..  Do the math, and throw in my poor 2.5 year old laptop, and well the going is slow..    Cheers, Peter

Armin van Buuren @ Roseland Ballroom - April 4, 2009

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