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Make it look a lot like Christmas (when it’s not snowing)

You’re thinking about light, composition, repetitive motion and the constraints of frame count. On top of all that you have to keep the subject engaged and interested. Continue reading

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This ain’t his first rodeo

“Robert, I sure like my horse!” ~ Texas I had the opportunity to spend a day with a cowboy this weekend. He’s a guy I’ve known for a long time, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I got to spend … Continue reading

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Another ride

Three years ago this weekend I was returning from a 4,000-mile motorcycle ride that took me across seven states. That two-week journey reintroduced me to my hometown. It allowed me to reconnect with friends and family members, some of whom … Continue reading

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Warp stabilizer is my friend

Today was one of those times when I’m reminded that what I don’t know about photography and video production is so much more than what I know. That is particularly true when I begin layering ideas and complexities on top … Continue reading

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Trying a different camera for time lapse images

Learning to to time lapse images with the GoPro Hero 2 has been interesting, but I’ve been a little disappointed with the lack of fine control and image quality, So, I’ve purchased an intervalometer and connected it to a Canon … Continue reading

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Discovering the limits of my gear (and myself)

I shot another time lapse yesterday afternoon and again this morning. I set up the GoPro to shoot the sky from my office window. I wanted to see how the camera’s light meter reacted to changing conditions as the light … Continue reading

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A little camera can help you do big things

I’m headed back to Africa in two months for Fred Hutch, and I need to do more than still photography on this trip. I want to produce and deliver video from the field. However, producing “good video” is harder than … Continue reading

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I’m literally shooting fish in a barrel

I recently had to make a picture to illustrate the idea of how scientific researchers sometimes have to get all “MacGyver” and make the tools they need to do their research. Fred Hutch’s Anna Greenwood is a good example. She … Continue reading

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Ride with fear as long as you have to

It’s hard to admit I’ve been afraid to ride for about a month. In that time I’ve dutifully gone to the garage and started Connie every few days to keep her battery charged and the fluids moving around, but I … Continue reading

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Motorcycle shops and objects of desire

I took Connie in to a Seattle area Kawasaki dealer for her fender repair last weekend. It got busted when a guy backed into me at an intersection a couple weeks ago. There is something particularly awful about watching a … Continue reading

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