Archive for the ‘Travels’ Category

The Master Gallery

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Here’s a photo gallery that includes all the albums and photos I’ve uploaded over time.  There are some beautiful, fascinating places out there! Enjoy!

For best viewing experience, click the full screen button in the upper right corner of the gallery: 

For those who prefer watching videos, I’ve got a few uploaded on Vimeo. Click here to view my channel.

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PDN/WPPI NY 2011

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

I spent a couple of days at the PDN/WPPI show in NYC this week. As any good convention should be, I learned lots of great stuff, and had some good meetings with some of my vendors. Also got to meet in person several other photographers and industry ‘big wigs’ that I’ve gotten to know online.  These include Canon’s Chuck Westfall, Rick Sammons, Mark Wallace, Susan Roderick & Kenna Klosterman of Creative Live, Dennis of Cinevate, Shane Hurlbut, and Vincent Laforet. (more…)

NAB 2011: Red Scarlet, Cinevate, and other cool HDSLR gear

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

I just spent two very quick, very busy days at the 2011 NAB show in Las Vegas.  As usual, there was tons to see and lots to learn.  Highlights for me were, in no particular order:

  • Trying out the Angeneux Optimo lenses. Sadly, $50K for a lens is outside my budget for the time being.
  • Seeing the Kessler Crane Revolution head and Orion controller in action.
  • Getting hands-on with the Cinevate stuff.  Most of my current rig is made by Cinevate, so it’s great to see the rest of the product line first-hand.
  • Getting an up-close look of the new Red Scarlet in action as it wandered around the show floor.

  • Checking out a promising-looking new powered cage by ECC Tools at the Oconner booth.
  • Trying out the Phantom Gold super high speed camera. Again, sadly $150K for a camera is outside my budget for the time being.
  • Meeting Vincent Laforet, Dennis Wood of Cinevate, and Mitch Aunger of Planet5d.
  • Lots of 4K eye candy by Christie, Panasonic, and others.

Photos from Europe

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

For those of you who haven’t seen my photos on facebook, or just want to be able to view them full-screen, here’s a gallery from my recent trip to Europe.  Photos are from a couple of towns north of Paris, the French and Swiss Alps in the haute savoie region, parts of the Rhone region of France, and from Prague in the Czech Republic.

Enjoy!

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iPhone ‘Cinematography’

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

River Design began offering video services late last year, with significant investments in a professional rig. We’ve seen some early success with several projects already completed (I’ll be posting those soon), but I was most impressed with my recent experience with the iPhone.  While on vacation in France & Switzerland, I decided to whip out my iPhone and film a bit of the beautiful mountains while I was skiing.  I then did a quick edit in about 10 minutes and uploaded the resulting video to youtube.  All of it was done right on my phone.  It’s not a terribly professional result, but considering that the camera, editing and encoding package, and uploader all fit in about 1/5th of my pocket, I was pretty amazed.

Check it out for yourself:

And as a little bonus, here’s one I shot with my iPhone and the GoPro Hero, mounted to a chest strap.  I edited this one using iMovie on my laptop, so the result, while still far from professional, is a step up from what the iPhone can produce by itself: