Saturday, February 17th, 2018

How to shoot and create aerial 360 panoramas – Part 1

With all the recent interest in 360º VR technology, cameras like the Ricoh Theta S and the new GoPro Fusion, we’re only just beginning to scratch the surface on the latest craze. After Facebook introduced the ability to view 360 panorama images directly in the page feeds, they not only allow you to upload directly from […]

Product Review: Polaroid small portable LED production light panels

I’ve been testing these small portable LED light panels from Polaroid throughout the year in various types of productions and found that we rarely ever head out of the studio without at least one of them in our kit. Used as a portable fill or accent light, a hair light on green screen, or put […]

Road Test: GoPro HERO6 Black

We recently took a week-long trip up to Oregon to visit family scattered about the state that I grew up in, and I decided to pack only ONE camera and the various accessories to see if I could manage to satisfy the call for adventure through action cam imagery. Here’s my experience… The Gear Camera: […]

Hands-on Review: GoPro HERO6 Black

I was invited once again to the GoPro official product announcements and HERO6 Black launch event in San Francisco this week – where we got to try out the new camera in some creative and fun events. I’ve also tested it in various scenarios over the following weekend while comparing it directly to the HERO5 […]

The Sun & Moon: Artistry of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Since many of us weren’t able to make the trek to a location in the “path of totality” for this solar eclipse in the US this year, many of us drooled over social media to see our friends and colleagues who were able to go prepare and shoot it live. Now that they’ve returned and […]

No-Bull Camera Drone Buyer’s Guide for 2017

This is going to be a very short list this year. Why? Because the raging camera drone industry is collapsing on itself and very few manufacturers can seem to deliver. The bottom line is: making drones is hard! And this is what I would recommend to anyone calling or emailing me to ask what I […]

Polaroid’s New Small Electronic 360º Pano Heads

Everyone is getting into making panoramas and doing video/time-lapses on their smartphones, GoPros and other small cameras these days – but trying to do them handheld or just stuck on a tripod makes them a bit unprofessional and let’s face it – boring. Polaroid has come up with a couple simple low-cost solutions for hobbyists […]

New at NAB 2016: DJI Osmo Z-Axis Stabilizer

Usually when a product is announced at NAB the manufacturer has one or two prototype display units that remain in their booth under a plexiglass box, but this year when mega-drone manufacturer DJI announced the release of the Z-Axis adapter for their popular Osmo handheld gimbal stabilizer, they allowed a few test units to be […]

NAB Show 2016 Aerial Videography Field Trips

Learn to fly a drone or enhance your videography skills at the 3rd annual NAB 2016 Aerial Videography Field Workshops in the Nelson Nevada Ghost Town. It’s a great way to get hands-on instruction, improve your flying/shooting skills and get your questions answered in person by some of the top flight trainers in the country. You can […]

The Best 2016 Drone Buyers Guide is Here!

  A General Guide for Aerial Photo/Video & FPV Drones for the 2016 – Jeff Foster 2015 has been an amazing year for aerial/drone photography and videography, and I’ve compiled a list of great products that will appeal to aspiring aerial videographers just starting out or looking to upgrade to the next level going into the new year! […]