I recently had the opportunity to do a product shoot for local high end Cooler manufacturer Canyon Coolers. I got to use their upcoming (2017) Scout model which is designed to be carried easily by one person as well as their...Read More
I wrote most of this post at the beginning of our Roadtrip through Australia which totaled 10,400 km or 6462 miles. Due to the remoteness of the outback I wasn't able to finish it before returning home, so here is a single post highlighting our trip through the massive country. From our journey from Cairns to Uluru and back to Alice Springs and then Darwin before making the slow journey back Perhaps a fitting title is There and Back Again, Through The Dreamtime and the Red Center...Read More
A few people asked me recently how I created my Startrail image which is below. It's easier than you think and all you really need is some time and a sturdy tripod. Read on to learn how..Read More
Now that DJI's Phantom 4 Quadcopter drone has been out for a month plenty of people have got their hands on it and a few have written reviews on it. Nearly all of the reviews I found when I was deciding on if I should get this or wait for the Phantom 5 (probably released a year from now) had the same type of example shots. A shot in a park. A shot of a house. A shot of some treeline in a neighborhood. All at midday when the sun is high in the sky, etc.
If you are like me and are considering one for filming and/or aerial still photography purposes those example shots mean nothing. How does it perform 400 feet above a desert? How does it perform in 20+ mph winds? How recoverable are the blown highlights out of a 4k video file or the RAW/DNG 12MP still files? How much detail can you pull out of those files? How is the sharpness? How is the distortion? I'll answer these questions below.Read More
This is an update on my panorama. This is a detailed look at several tiles for a 4.2 minute exposure.Read More
There are powerful, crystallized feelings that are experienced when skiing and snowboarding the backcountry of Arizona. They are mysterious, fantastic, gigantic, fleeting, and always require attention. Most backcountry photographs capture a thin cross-section or single layer of these feelings. This project was born as an attempt to explore new ways to convey those feelings.
The setup began with immense planning around the position of the Milky Way rising in relation to Fremont Peak depending on the time of night. Under the warm winter sun we began by hiking and then snowshoeing up to the inner basin arriving just before sundown. Troy continued on in the waning light and begin ascending up the north side avalanche chute to prepare for the light painting once it was dark enough. Abe remained in the middle valley and set up two cameras capturing alternate angles of the mountain. Over the next few hours communicating via radio we went back and forth and getting the angle and perspective just right.
We had planned to...Read More
I thought I should update those in Northern Arizona that I have a show for the months of March, May and June at the Artists Coalition Of Flagstaff, which is now located in the Flagstaff Mall. The show ranges from landscapes captured during my past two years overseas in New Zealand and Australia to the night sky as seen in both hemispheres.Read More
Recently, after posting some images of the Milky Way, I've was asked how I approach shooting the night sky and how to bring out color and depth. Its a little more complicated than a quick answer so I figured I'd write a guide. After thinking about all the steps and preparation it takes I decided on writing two parts. This is part one and is a brief explanation of some general settings, gear and practices you will want for photographing the night sky.Read More
Following up on my 2014 summary I posted just over one year ago, I thought I'd do the same for 2015 share some of my favorite images from the past 12 months.Read More
At the end of June, we quit our jobs in Wellington where I worked for New Zealand Rent-a-Car and Tiffany worked for the Frogurt Store in the CBD. It was hard to say goodbye to all our friends in Wellington but we knew we'd...Read More