Coming this summer!

Look for Abetica Studios’ new on-line gallery store opening this summer, where you’ll be able to select and acquire beautifully-made limited and open-edition photographs created by Dan and a few of his friends in a variety of sizes and custom formats delivered right to your door!

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Photographing Luke Combs in Concert Las Vegas

Photographed @LukeCombs and the band last night in Las Vegas as part of the #ShootFromThePit crew.

Here are just a couple of my favorite photographs captured during last night’s concert. A very special thanks to Luke, everyone in the band, and the crew for a truly amazing experience, especially to an amazing master and teacher of concert photography, @davidbergman.

Architecture, © 2000 - 2019 Daniel R. Stiel. All Rights Reserved., California, Photography

Anaheim Convention Center Arena (1967)


The dramatic Anaheim Convention Center, one of my favorite buildings in Orange County, was conceived and designed by Adrian Wilson & Associates in 1965, and built by Del E. Webb Corporation at a cost of $6.8 million. Visible under a layer of concrete are the 200-ton steel arches that peak at 112 feet above arena floor. The original configuration provided a total area of 375,000 square feet, with 100,000 square foot main hall.

Opened in July 1967, the domed building’s elliptical floor plan provided for up to 9,100-seats for performances (6,500 for circus or ice show, 7,800 for basketball, 8,500 for stage performance and 9,100 for boxing). 

When opened, it was the fifth largest convention center in the U.S.

The original convention center project staff included Supt. M. D. Stevens; Mickey Brown, engineer; Woody Witaker, foreman; Tom Swann, assistant superintendent; Ed Konkol, office manager and Bob Sheer, project manager.