Don Olea

Don Olea

Music City Artist Enhancement
Director of Photography and Photographer (Still)

Gallatin, Tennessee

Member Since:
June 2015
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Don

Hey all, I have more than 27 years experience in the music, entertainment, magazine and sports industries. I began my professional career in 1987 working in the advertising and marketing departments for the San Diego Chargers and Padres.

I spent five years (1990-95) with the Reno Gazette-Journal (Gannett West Headquarters) as an award-winning graphic designer, photographer and cartoonist. In 1995 I launched Nevada Sports Authority magazine as well as working at the ad agency my wife, Peggy, launched in 1994. After re-locating to the Nashville area in 2000, I joined the staff of Billboard magazine, Amusement Business and The Hollywood Reporter as an associate art director and photographer working from both of their Nashville and Los Angeles offices.

I was a member and the official photographer for the International Entertainment Buyers Assoc. (ieba) from 2002-2009. Now, I am currently transitioning from 8 frames per second to 50. My buddies I have worked with in the television industry have teased me for years about that.

My images have appeared in national and regional publications such as: People Magazine, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Amusement Business magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, MusicCityNews.com, Venues Today, Country Weekly, Guitar Player Magazine, USA Hockey Magazine, Center Ice Magazine, Tennessee Sports magazine, Reno Gazette-Journal, U-T San Diego and the North County Times (San Diego).

Unique traits: Music Videos, EPKs, Commercials, Reality Shows, World-Class Recording Studio, Still Photography (Concerts, Fashion, Televison, Sports), Compositor, Graphic Design, Digital Painting, T-Shirt Design

Credits

  • Nashville Predators: The Making of Smashville

    Nashville Predators: The Making of Smashville (2015)
    Print by Justin Bradford (author / The History Press) Photographer

  • KANSAS: There's No Place Like Home (DVD)

    KANSAS: There's No Place Like Home (DVD) (2009)
    Music by Steve Angus / Camp Digital Photographer

  • Henry Cho: What's That Clickin' Noise?

    Henry Cho: What's That Clickin' Noise? (2006)
    Video by Alan C. Blomquist Photographer

  • Rhonda Towns: "Something Better"

    Rhonda Towns: "Something Better" (2006)
    Video by Steve Angus, Don Olea Producer

  • Charlie Daniels: The Charlie Daniels Band (DVD)

    Charlie Daniels: The Charlie Daniels Band (DVD) (2005)
    Music by Steve Angus / Camp Digital Photographer

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