Korean Mom’s Day Out!

Passport Sunday! A new Video from Tokyo

If you’re a Passport Member then you get to see today’s awesome video that our team made in Tokyo. I think it’s probably the most high-quality video we’ver ever made! You’ll see me shooting in all sorts of conditions and get a good idea of what goes on during four days of shooting in crazy Tokyo!

Chill out Deep Trance Meditation Music

My friend Cliff Baise turned me onto some great brain-wave music to listen to while working or editing photos. He listens to it while he paints. Here is a link to one of the tracks.

A Special Video from Tokyo for you!

Now, this is a bit more than a “Sneak Peek”!!! This represents one of about 30 videos I am sitting on, unreleased. As you can tell from the quality level of this video and the time it took to create, these are rather expensive. So we’re busy trying to wrap up sponsors so that we can release them all to the world. In the meantime, since you are a Secret Passport Member and get to see things before the huddled masses, I am happy to share it with you now!

You’ll see me in various parts of Tokyo doing all sorts of things… mostly photography related!

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Daily Photo – Korean Mom's Day Out!

Now, I'm not 100% sure these are Koreans, but I'm 99% sure. It obviously doesn't really matter, but I have seen many of these groups of traveling ladies from Korea that have their own photographer follow them around. This is on a little island near Krabi, Thailand. It was really fun to watch them. The photographer was really animated and putting them into all kinds of positions. The ladies were having the time of their lives.

Korean Mom's Day Out!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-29 16:35:47
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture10
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length25.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The Final Night

The Devialet Phantom

As I’m writing this, I’m listening to a rather amazing speaker — the Devialet Phantom (the 750 Watt version). It’s just incredible. It comes in “louder” varieties like the 3000 and 4500 Watt version — but I think those are a bit overkill!

Daily Photo – The Final Night

During our last night in Krabi, Thailand, Tina and I took a walk along the beach here to take some photos. Everything was extremely dark, so I decided to make a different sort of photo. Something more mysterious and filled with darkness. If you want to see some more photos from this night, be sure to click on the Krabi category above! I have a few of my daughter up there in those lit-up trees as well.

The Final Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-30 15:42:44
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Dinner in Phulay Bay

Masterclass

I recently went over and bought the Masterclass with Kevin Spacey where he teaches acting. I have no desire in becoming an actor — I just really like Kevin Spacey! I watch it every morning while I’m having my coffee 🙂

Daily Photo – Dinner in Phulay Bay

We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton here in Krabi, Thailand, and there was no shortage of dinner options. Sometimes I like to “get away” from the hotel/resort to try out other places, but these restaurants were SO GOOD, I figured, “Why bother?” Every night was a different kind of culinary sensation. On this particular night, we ate out on the deck and could hear the waves crashing on the nearby shore. Heaven!

Dinner in Phulay Bay

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-01 13:35:38
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time40
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Wise Elephant

Euro Press Briefing

Aurora HDR 2017 Revealed — this is a private press webinar I did for European Press prior to release. It turned out kind of crazy haha… anyway, I thought you’d like to see because I show off a lot of cool features of the new software. Get the new Aurora HDR 2017 now.

Daily Photo – Wise Elephant

Here's the rescue elephant we met in Thailand at the beach while at Phulay Bay. The girls got to feed Coco and she was very gentle. I've grown to really love elephants more and more. I always kinda “liked” them from television, but the more time I spend up close to them… I can really sense something. Or, at least, I think I can.

Wise Elephant

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-29 11:53:39
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length90.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Boat Adventures In Thailand

Boat Video

Here’s the “Home Family Video” from the day we went out on the boat in Krabi!

Daily Photo – Boat Adventures in Thailand

I'm not really a big boat guy. Well, I like being on a boat and cruising around at slow speeds, but I'm not a fan of going across choppy seas at high speeds. That sound of the boat smashing into waves is very unsettling, I think. Maybe I can stand it for 30 mins or so if we're on the way someplace cool, like in this photo! Our concierge at the Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay set us up for the boat, so we left Krabi to head out to some of the smaller islands and ended up here. It was so pretty that it was definitely worth that 30 minutes of chop.

Boat Adventures in Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-29 11:30:53
  • CameraDSC-RX100M4
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Entering Phulay Bay in Krabi, Thailand

Autopano Giga

Be sure you try that program if you’re into making panoramas. The interface is perhaps so obtuse that they should change the dictionary entry for obtuse and just put a hyperlink to download that program. I do show how to use it in one of the episodes of Becoming an Artist.

Daily Photo – Entering Phulay Bay in Krabi, Thailand

What an amazing entrance to the Phulay Bay resort! We initially arrived at night, but I made a note to return during the day to get a photo. This one was actually extremely difficult. I was using the Hasselblad and did not have a wide enough lens. So this ended up being a 3×3 panorama (9 shots). Stitching them together is always a bit of a chore… it comes out looking all wonky so there is lots of post to make things look right/interesting!

Entering Phulay Bay in Krabi, Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-01 12:19:18
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Running Off Into the Sunset

Photo Walk Reminder!

Don’t miss today’s Photo Walk in Sydney! And also don’t miss the big workshop event tomorrow as well… it’ll be epic! 🙂

Daily Photo – Running Off Into the Sunset

There's one of my girls, running off into the picture when I told her not to! But then, I realized it was actually a better picture with her in it! Seeing this reminds me we gotta get the kids to more beachy places. They never get tired of playing on the beach… those kiddos! It's especially nice to think about now because it's the middle of a cold winter in New Zealand! This photo was taken at Phulay Bay in Thailand.

Running Off Into the Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-30 12:10:56
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

The Sheer Cliffs of Thailand

Video Throwback

Here’s one of my favorite videos… I made it right when I moved to Queenstown, New Zealand!

Daily Photo – The Sheer Cliffs of Thailand

Right around here is that same island the bad guy owned from that James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. I never made it there… it was like another 30 minutes by boat. I was quite tired of being on a boat by then… getting thrown around for a long time kind of takes the energy out of you!

The Sheer Cliffs of Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-29 04:15:42
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length42.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Walking Through Art

Facebook LIVE!

Here’s yet another installment of Facebook Live 🙂

The Boilerplate:

We’re doing several of these per week. They’re fun and interactive and you can ask me questions live. Be sure to come to my Facebook Page and up at the top where it says “Like” click the down arrow choose “See First” — Also if you like these videos, share with your FB friends! 🙂

Photo Specs!

Did you know if you click on any of my photos you can get through to the Smugmug site to see all the EXIF info? I’ll go ahead and paste in this one so you can see… but I know people are often curious about exposure time, etc etc…

CAMERA Hasselblad H5D

LENS HCD 28

ISO 800

FOCAL LENGTH 28.0 mm (24.2 mm in 35mm)

APERTURE f/4

EXPOSURE TIME 13s (13)

NAME Thailand Fun (140 of 157)_HDR.jpg

SIZE 7479 x 5771

FILE SIZE 43.13 MB

DATE TAKEN 2015-12-29 16:35:40

DATE MODIFIED 2015-12-29 16:35:40

COPYRIGHT Hasselblad H5D

Daily Photo – Walking Through Art

I'm a big fan of crazy and surprising architecture. I have no mind for it, actually. I wish I could design and build these kinds of things, but it's just well beyond me! I've tried to sit down with CAD/CAM programs and make interesting spaces, but it's just not my thing. I even struggle in Minecraft to make something look really interesting. So I pretty much have given that up and I just like looking at other pieces of amazing architecture. This is a space towards the entrance to Phulay Bay, the Ritz-Carlton resort in Thailand.

Walking Through Art

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-29 16:35:40
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time13
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Another Midnight Walk Discovery

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More nice architecture

Here’s another photo from Phulay Bay Ritz-Carlton in Krabi, Thailand. The whole place is a work of art and you can aim your camera almost anywhere to get an interesting photo.

Daily Photo – Another Midnight Walk Discovery

During the family trip, sometimes the only time I had to take photos was at night when everyone was asleep. In the day time, I was kind of in “dad mode” which mostly involves keeping everyone busy with stuff going into and out of their bodies. If we're not having a meal, then they are going to the bathroom, then we find more snacks, then go to the bathroom again. It's crazy and everyone is in a different cycle. While one kid is in the bathroom, another is asking for food. And then it just keeps on goin' from there! 🙂

Another Midnight Walk Discovery

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-29 16:44:56
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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