So it’s time to start traveling with the aerial rig. I’m starting to think that my galleries are getting a little saturated with Winchester images (makes sense, right?). Anyway, I know this isn’t very far from me, but it’s a start. I recently shot some aerial footage for the town of Front Royal and, as always, I grabbed some stills while I was up there. Gonna see if I can snag a Disney panorama while we’re in Florida this year.
I’m a big fan of learning through workshops and tutorials and the like. I’m always on the lookout for new learning opportunities because you never know what you may learn even in a workshop or on a tutorial where you may think you know everything there is to know. Even if you do know most of the material, chances are there’s going to be some tip or shortcut mentioned that really has nothing to do with the overall content but you never knew about. I learn so much this way.
It’s been around for a long time, but I’ve just started really diving in to any and every new class being offered through CreativeLive. If you’re a creative type, are looking and haven’t found it yet you should check it out. For real. I just actually watched parts of a workshop on aerial photography. There’s a whole ton of stuff on there for all sorts of creative type endeavors.
Every once in a while I’ll post an image that’s just not meant to be viewed on a mobile device. Realistically, I’d love for these types of photos to be viewed on a large HD screen of some sort where you can get in close and see the whole range and all the detail. This image is a prime example, but unfortunately it’s too big.
I’m wrapping up a whirlwind weekend in California that literally began back in February when I registered and began stressing about having to run (everything went well, btw), and I’m sitting in the airport a whopping 5 hours early for my flight. So I need to kill some time.
I shot a series of images of LA and the surrounding area today while in Griffith Park so I decided to try something – a mega/super/ultra, or whatever you want to call it, panorama image of LA. It turned out great, but it’s going to be sized to fit your screen so it’ll appear really thin. I posted it on Flickr (500px has a limit of 15,000 pixels on the longest side!), but it’s still sized to fit. Bummer. I wonder if I can get it printed full-size…
Something’s Not Quite Right
One of my responsibilities at TV3 Winchester was to train the production staff and one of the first ways to demonstrate the “rule of thirds” was to show somebody a camera framing that was not quite right. I would then indicate that maybe people at home couldn’t vocalize what was wrong, but they would know it. Kinda like this image. Something’s not quite right about it. It looks normal at first, but as Mufasa from “The Lion King” would say “look harder…”
My office “window” for the day (that’s Shenandoah National Park in the distance). Today was the first race I shot with the new camera and it was certainly a challenge. At times I was shooting with three different cameras almost simultaneously. It’s a crazy concept to shoot with the quadcopter. When I needed to shoot with my wide on the ground, I would simply elevate the drone and let it hover until I was finished shooting – weird. I really only shot video with it because I didn’t want to miss an actual still shot from the ground. It was photog multi-tasking to the extreme. And loads of fun!
By the way, race photos are being posted here.