I've never heard of LCD Soundsystem before I saw this video and despite being a pretty good song I was really blown away at the story being told. Why is this important? Story telling is missing in a lot of our photography and videos today. For me, I don't see it a lot. Why? Because I think it's not easy to do. When I do see a great story, whether in a single image or a video, it stops me and makes me think and feel. It's hard to explain but you probably know what I mean. In the music video, oh baby, I feel like I just watched a full blown movie with a beginning and an end and it leaves me wanting more.
Telling a story is easier said than done. I try to apply this in my own work Country Lady, The Prospector, Surfing Santas.
Using a little imagination, thinking about your shot a little more, what do you want to portray/project. What is the story you are trying to tell? How do you want people to think/feel about your work? Try to find elements other than just taking a snapshot makes for interesting imagery and you will make people feel and think too.
Another great product to add to your base camp. A pump up solar shower that you can take camping. You can check it out here http://duckworksbbs.com
Free Online Photo Editor for Your GoPro images: http://www.photoshop.com/tools
How To: The GoPro Hero Video and Photos are shot with a flat profile. This is to capture the most dynamic range in the scene. To get your GoPro photos to look even better you need to edit them. Adobe photoshop has a great free resource that allows anyone to upload and edit their photos online. Have fun with it and play around! Brett
I shot this photo with my GoPro Hero B.E. Handheld @ 1pm - middle of the day.
There is just something about taking photos that I'm addicted to. I don't know if most people will get it, but I just feel good when I'm out creating.
This video is finally here. What a cool place to visit and photograph.
If you would like to buy a copy of Photo Notes, you can get it here: http://goo.gl/wWQRE
We visited and photographed the Florida Everglades and Big Cyprus swamp just days before the huge BP oil disaster in the Gulf. The Everglades is one of the most exciting places I have ever visited. There was tons of wildlife and a lot of unique looking landscapes.
This place is a must visit and it's worthy of numerous trips in the future. Our time was limited, we tried to see and do as much as we could. For our first trip out there I think we chose some really good spots.
If you care to share your favorite places, post them below.
Equipment I used was:
Mostly 70-200mm Nikkor lens w/1.4x multiplier. (you could definitely use bigger lenses here)
28-70 Nikkor lens
Gitzo Carbon Fiber Tripod
"UP" was filmed at the Descanso Gardens in La Canada, California. I filmed 100% on the gopro hero 3 black edition 2.7k 24p cin mode and edited in 1080p24. Hope you like it, enjoy!
More Info Here: http://goo.gl/8hbgK
In this episode of Useful tools for photographers we take a look at the Trekkor fold a privy privacy shelter for use as a portable wardrobe changing room, bathroom, and camping shower. I will be using this item for all of the above. This is most helpful to all the women out there that have to deal with dirty nasty public bathrooms. Hope this review is helpful.
Shot this during my lunch hour. Set the gopro camera directly on the ground pointing it at the mid day sun. I'm very surprised at how well this camera handles bright mid day sun. Shot at 1080p60 slapped down in a 720p24 timeline.