Trey From Above

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Daily Photo – Trey From Above

I don't do a lot of selfies, and I'm not even sure you can call this a selfie because Curtis took this with a quad. But I was shooting here, then I looked to my right and left and saw this shadow wrapping around me. I thought it might make a cool quad shot. I knew Curtis had the quad out and was shooting some video, so I called him over and took control for a minute to hover over this spot while I went back to take another photo! :)

Trey From Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraHERO3+ Black Edition
  • Camera MakeGoPro
  • Exposure Time1/1900
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length2.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

New Phantom 4 Review!

The DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter

I updated the review with this new video! You can see the full DJI Phantom 4 Review now! :)

A Hassy Pano at Monkey Creek

New Article on Stuff

Here’s an article on Stuff.co.nz about our new Facebook Live show.

Best Pano Software?

I use Photoshop or Lightroom for simple panos that are only a few shots. For the bigger panos, especially when I want to HDR them, I use Auto Pano Giga. That program is hard as hell to use, but I love the results!

Daily Photo – A Hassy Pano at Monkey Creek

It was a bleak day for sure, but I really like the mood of this photo. It was literally my first day using the Hasselblad, and I didn't quite have the lens I wanted to get in the whole valley. So I made a series of horizontal shots and stitched them all together later in Photoshop.

A Hassy Pano at Monkey Creek

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

The Lines of the Glacier

More Antarctica Photos

We have pages and pages of them! Be sure to click on the “Antarctica” category above and scroll through them. When you get to the bottom, you can click to go to the next page and see even more.

Daily Photo – The Lines of the Glacier

I got to experiment quite a bit with black and white photography in Antarctica. It's actually not that hard because there's almost no color to begin with! Some of these glaciers did have that glowing blue ice where some blocks had recently cleaved away, so sometimes it's painful to take away that pretty blue color in a B&W conversion!

The Lines of the Glacier

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture10
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length200.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

An Evening Stroll at the Mosque

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Daily Photo – An Evening Stroll at the Mosque

I only had one day in Abu Dhabi so I tried to make the best of it! I pretty much stayed here all day and night… there was so much to shoot in this mosque complex. I was happy and lucky they let me use a tripod. No one seemed to mind and I was the only one there with one. Actually, there were hardly any DSLRs at all. I notice that a lot in these countries. Everyone is taking photos for sure, but it's all mobile all the time.

An Evening Stroll at the Mosque

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture4
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Devil Bel

Facebook Live

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Daily Photo – Devil Bel

When we were inside this amazing ghost town in Namibia where the sand has overrun everything, I asked Bel, who was filming me at the time for Becoming an Artist, to make an evil shadow in the sand… and she instantly made some bad-ass devil horns! If you see one side of her looks a bit disfigured like she has gout or something — that is actually her sound-pack on her belt.

Devil Bel

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

My Favorite Temple

Watch for Falling Rocks

I always see these signs for falling rocks, but I’ve never seen falling rocks. But now I know what to watch out for after seeing this video!

Daily Photo – My Favorite Temple

This temple is right outside of Pattaya, Thailand on the coast. It's really beautiful and I want to go back to explore it. We were thinking of having a Photo Adventure in Thailand sometime in 2017. If we do, you can be sure this place will be on the list!

My Favorite Temple

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The Burj Al Arab at night

How to stream from your desktop to Facebook Live using Wirecast or OBS

Here’s a quick tutorial I made… sort of an esoteric one unless you’re wondering how to do this very thing! :)

Dubai Thoughts

I’ve noticed there are two very different opinions of people that visit Dubai. Either people seem to love it or they really don’t like it and want to get out of there ASAP. Very strange how a place can be so polarizing. As for me, I really enjoyed it… it’s like a parallel universe, and, of course, it’s great fun to shoot!

Daily Photo – The Burj Al Arab at night

The beach in front of this amazing hotel is relatively empty, so it's easy to get a clean shot. This was a good night too because the waves would come up far, then recede back, leaving a shiny sand-surface. The frequency of the waves was very slow too, about 30 seconds, so I had enough time to get a good long exposure.

The Burj Al Arab at night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

The Landing Pad in Hong Kong

On Digital Rev

If you haven’t seen this, it’s pretty funny! :) I was reminded of this because, during the filming of this show, I took the photo below… you can see Kai and I standing in that circle.

Daily Photo – The Landing Pad in Hong Kong

I don't actually know the purpose of this circle. I don't think it's a helipad, but as you can see above, Kai and I definitely used it for one! :)

The Landing Pad in Hong Kong

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraFC350
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO114
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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