Derek Sivers in a Field

Sam Harris Meditation App

I have many meditation apps… this is a new one from Sam Harris that I really like. I think it’s perfect for people just getting into it for the first time. I’ve been meditating for a while, but it’s still fun to “start over” with a new set of techniques. That Sam Harris, he’s a cool cat.

Daily Photo – Derek Sivers in a Field

I think I really nailed it with the title of this photo. It came to me instantly. I don’t know what force brings about these amazing photo titles, but I am very thankful for it.

Man, I miss this guy! We were gonna do a big road trip across New Zealand, but we were both too busy to make it happen. He’s in Portugal now. Maybe I should make a trip over thataway and we’ll do a road trip there!

Derek Sivers in a Field

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-21 04:50:19
  • CameraX1D-50c
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Beautiful Queenstown

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Only TWO spaces left for our New Zealand Photo Workshop

Also, be sure to pop over to our workshops page to get more info and sign up. You’ll love it! (Be sure to check out the Black Friday page above for a special offer on the Workshops…)

Daily Photo – Beautiful Queenstown

You might recognize this from a lot of advertisements that Google ran to promote its Chromebook laptops. That caused a minor point of contention, I will tell you, honestly. But I didn’t have any desire to sue Google because I have so many friends there. Besides, the idea to sue a big company is just an invitation for disaster, no matter how genuine and ernest the intention. I mentioned this issue one day when I was talking to Sergey and things were worked out.

Anyway, this is one of the scenes you’ll see if you come out to New Zealand for the workshop! I only do one of these a year, and I have as good of a time as all of you!

Beautiful Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-02-08 11:45:33
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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A Smooth Day on Lake Hayes

Mavic 2 on the way!

Well, after my Mavic Pro had a dramatic crash, it’s time for a new unit with the Mavic 2! I’m excited about it… will try to pick one up on my upcoming trip to San Francisco! It looks like a nice little upgrade… I’m not materialistic at all, but I do kinda get excited about new creative tools like this.

Daily Photo – A Smooth Day on Lake Hayes

This is a good example of those 1/7 days where there is absolutely no wind at all. I took this with my quadcopter right in the middle of the lake. I’m always more worried flying it over water for some reason. I suppose that’s because it could always crash and that would be the end of it all. Although, realistically, 90% of the crashes over land if you’re 10 meters up could be catastrophic as well!

A Smooth Day on Lake Hayes

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-06-27 04:00:03
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Driving to Dunedin

Hasselblad Phocus Testing

I’ve been playing a lot with “Phocus,” which is Hasselblad’s own first-party software for processing their photos. I thought for a while it was going to be better than Lightroom, but I just don’t see that yet. Look, I post-process a LOT (shocker), and I’m very familiar with many different tools. I don’t see anything I can do in Phocus that I can’t in Lightroom. But I’m still playing around… one thing for sure, Phocus is FASTER than Lightroom, but so is going to the moon…

Daily Photo – Driving to Dunedin

Sometimes on long drives across the south Island of New Zealand, you can come across many kinds of weather. This was one of those sunny days in one area where you are driving towards a bit of a gloomy, possibly stormy area. I hopped out of my car about ten times to get different photos, and this was one of my favorite compositions.

Driving to Dunedin

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-04-06 05:30:43
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Sheep in a Triangle Shape

Updated Reviews

I’ve put a lot of updating into the DJI Phantom Review here on the site… I’ve been making so many videos lately and discovering new things. They seem to come out with a new product every 6 months or so — this keeps me on my toes!

Daily Photo – Sheep in a Triangle Shape

Isn't this a fun photo? It's another good example of what you can do with quadcopters! This one was the DJI Inspire with the X5 camera. I really actually don't have that much experience with this system, but I am learning!

Sheep in a Triangle Shape

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-21 15:21:43
  • CameraFC550
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Another Central Otago Pond

Updated Quadcopter Reviews!

But I’ve also updated a few reviews for the Phantom and Inspire. My reviews were woefully out of date… sorry about that but now they are up-to-speed!
DJI Phantom Review
DJI Inspire Review

Daily Photo – Another Central Otago Pond

Well, there seem to be no less than 10,000 of these ponds all over the South Island of New Zealand. And they're always surrounded with really beautiful objects that reflect like a painting. It's almost as if some guy was making a perfect video game map and just sprinkled ponds and trees and rocks around in perfect formations… and it's like I'm driving around finding these little secret spots in the New Zealand Video Game. I think it actually might be true, especially if what some people say is true, and we're living in a projection. This is the projection I'd like to live in without apriori knowledge!

Another Central Otago Pond

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-12-22 07:39:07
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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