Here’s a photo I made with the built-in pano maker on the Sony. It’s very fast and easy! The only downside is that it doesn’t create a RAW file — just JPG.
Daily Photo – A Quick Pano from Venice
This is a cute little side-street off one of the major thoroughfares. I noticed that many of the best canal-bending shots are just a little bit too wide for a normal shot. So you kind of have to go uber-wide with a bit of pano action.
Thank you all AGAIN for helping us reach such a crazy level of support… holy moly! Here’s the Kickstarter page if you want to join in the fun!
Great Workshop Events!
Over on our workshop page, you can see what’s going on now and in the future. I believe this yoga one at Aro-Ha is sold out, but other offerings should be available soon!
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Daily Photo – Aro-Ha from the Trigger Point
There are countless hikes around Aro-Ha, and this is one of the easier ones, so I am sure the group that we bring there soon will be doing it. You can see the whole Aro-Ha retreat there on the left and the massiveness of Lake Wakatipu on the right. One of the best things about getting up here is not just the scenery, but it’s knowing you don’t have to go up any more!
This is actually a really good interview… Fred is great… and you get to find out a lot more about Art, one of the great people behind the bag from PD!
I took this with the GoPro that was attached to the Phantom 2. I absolutely love taking photos from the sky… maybe I’ll get tired of it some day, but I doubt it!
Daily Photo – Flying over the Ming Tombs
Just north of Beijing is a long vertical series of buildings that leads to the Ming Tombs. It’s not exactly convenient to get here, but it’s a nice walk and interesting visit along the way. In many regards, these Chinese temples are all pretty much the same. I try not to be jaded like that, but there really is little variation in each one. They are all striking and interesting, yes, but in many ways they are quite cookie-cutter. But I guess that’s why they are so in many places, like Starbucks… you kinda know what you’re gonna get.
Daily Photo – Lenticular Clouds in Queenstown in the Autumn
Even though I absolutely love these kind of clouds, what I also really dig is the color of these long grasses. You only get this color at this time of year, and only when you have direct sunlight. It’s amazing how much direct sunlight affects the colors… making them all glow like translucent jewels.
Here’s my friend Choppy leaving the scene with our friend Frederick Van Johnson on board… after a day out shooting, she flew him straight to the airport so he could fly home to San Francisco.
Daily Photo – Over The South Island
This is one of the many beautiful things you see while looking down on a chopper flight from Queenstown down towards Paradise. I love the way these steep mountains jut into the water like angry teeth. And the colors and the way everything folds together — I can’t ever get enough of it!
Over the past year I’ve been doing something secret: designing the ultimate camera bag (and everything bag!) with Peak Design, and now you can find out all about it and get one on the just released Kickstarter page!
In the video you’ll hear how we bled, sweat, and teared up over camera bags for months on end. It’s amazing how much stuff I learned, how much stuff I didn’t know, and what came out of this entirely creative process for me. Basically, we tore everything we knew about bags apart and redesigned the whole thing from the ground up. You’ll love it. You’ll LOLCats Lurve It!!!
I don’t know how these guys come up with the idea and the know-how to actually build this stuff. It’s very impressive! You can see a little bit of that know-how at work in this video, especially with all the gardeners and everyone working to make things look perfect!
Daily Photo – The Beginning of Lord of The Rings
Remember this little road from the beginning of the first LOTR when Gandalf was on the cart along with Frodo? What a great scene… it brought back all the memories while walking around here. I can’t believe these places are real!
You have no idea how much trouble I’ve had getting visas into China. Visas are such an antiquated system, and I can’t believe they still exist in today’s world. I know they are ways to get extra money and keep track of you, but there are much more efficient means for doing this nowadays.
Daily Photo – Alone in China
This is absolutely one of my favorite photos from the past year, but I don’t think anyone else likes it as much as I do.
I’ve gotten SO MANY questions today that I decided to make a video! There’s also a little tutorial in there on how I am now using Google Photos to upload photos, create albums, share to communities, etc etc.
I’ll kind of summarize here too:
- Effectively, nothing really changes because you can still upload photos and share them on Google+ publicly or in communities.
– The new Google Photos is just an improved interface which I like way better because I can upload once and share anywhere.
– People can still comment on photos that are posted to G+ or Communities… hashtags, tagging, and all that stuff still works…
– You can still access all your old photos and videos on Google+ from the photos tab of your profile page.
– None of your old comments and +1’s will go away (where did people get that from?)
– And, as you can see in my video below, you can still edit your photos using the robust tools, all of which I think will get merged together at some point.
Any questions? (not sure I can answer the harder ones, or I can just make up an answer.)