Video: Current Trends and Popularity

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in General, News | No Comments

As if you needed me to tell you, video is a hot consumer product. Although it’s always been popular throughout the generations, we are truly living in a golden age. Never before has video been more accessible, abundant, or easier to produce. The proof is in the numbers. Check out these YouTube stats: Inspiring! How ...

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Exploring Facebook Live Video

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Behind The Scenes, How To, Testing | 2 Comments

Over the weekend I did some experimenting with Facebook Live Video. For the uninitiated: Facebook Live is the social network’s live-streaming video functionality. Users can broadcast live videos using their smartphones or tablets. Additionally, live broadcasts can be streamed in Facebook Groups and events. “Broadcast to the largest audience in the world with the camera in ...

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The Magic of Micro 4/3

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in How To, Tech, Travel | No Comments

I am a huge micro 4/3 fan. I first discovered this format in 2014 with the release of the mirrorless Panasonic GH4. This camera was groundbreaking for number of reasons: 1) It was TINY. No internal mirror means the physical camera body was a fraction of the size of standard cameras. 2) It was powerful. ...

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The GoPro Survival Guide

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in How To, Tech | One Comment

I love my GoPro’s, all 5 of them. I currently own 1x Hero1, 2x Hero2, 1x Hero3, and 1x Hero4. Perhaps a Hero 5 is even on the horizon. Yes, I am an addict. Here’s the happy family below: They have been faithful, reliable companions to me during my travels and have proven themselves time and ...

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Pro Guide: Polarizers

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in How To, Tech | No Comments

What is the #1 easiest way to instantly improve your photos and video? Polarizing filters. These are indispensable tools that should be in all shooter’s camera bag, particularly if shooting landscape/scenery/outdoor subjects. This will be a quick guide to their various uses, benefits and pitfalls. My goal is to equip you with practical knowledge you can bring ...

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A Practical Guide to Shooting in Antarctica

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Behind The Scenes, Epic, Travel | 2 Comments

Information and Tips for Photographers and Cinematographers heading South.  “Men Wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.”   — Ernest Shackleton (1874—1922) The cold, mysterious White Continent. Penguin colonies one hundred thousand strong, glaciers made of ice kilometres thick and ...

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Virtual Reality in Tourism

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Tech, Travel | No Comments

We recently got back from a 2 week shoot for a luxury river cruise company in Europe. Of course, we shot traditional video, photos were taken, blog posts were written… the full nine yards. What makes this shoot interesting however was that we decided to do a ‘proof of concept’ with virtual reality (VR) and ...

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