Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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How to shoot and create aerial 360 panoramas – Part 1

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 your cameras or iPhones, but also to create spherical panos that you can capture... [Read more]


Product Review: Polaroid small portable LED production light panels

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 a little extra light in tight spots on location, these portable lights really do the job – and... [Read more]


Road Test: GoPro HERO6 Black

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… Mt Hood, OR, capture with GoPro Karma Drone and HERO6 The Gear Camera: GoPro HERO6 Black Accessories: Karma... [Read more]


Hands-on Review: GoPro HERO6 Black

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 Black, to show some of the best new features and improvements. First: The Launch... [Read more]


The Sun & Moon: Artistry of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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 are culling through Terabytes of visual data, several  of them have agreed to share a bit about their... [Read more]


Small Cine-Rovers for creative POV video: Part 1

Small Cine-Rovers for creative POV video: Part 1

I’ve seen a lot of expensive development going into ground based POV cam rovers, cars, and trucks lately, so I decided to venture into what it takes to build a functional DIY rover that can be used in various locations and production purposes.. Ground based systems that may look like simple RC toys (which at their heart, really are) have a function that neither aerial nor handheld operation can... [Read more]


No-Bull Camera Drone Buyer’s Guide for 2017

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 think they should get if they’re looking to do aerial photography or videography – for hobbyists and... [Read more]


GoPro’s New HERO5 & Karma Hands-On!

GoPro’s New HERO5 & Karma Hands-On!

As a member of the press, I was invited to the GoPro new product launch and media event at Squaw Valley Resort in Lake Tahoe this week and will be sharing info, updates and my first impressions hands-on with the new GoPro Hero5 and Karma. Check back for updates throughout the week as I continue to run this new camera through its paces! From the official press release and beyond:  (my photos and comments... [Read more]