Support

First, I’d like to say that I greatly appreciate everyone who enjoys the content that I produce. I hope that others can learn from the success and failures that I encounter on my own photographic journey. I strive to produce comprehensive daily journals of my shooting trips — complete with HD video. I provide this content free of charge with no strings attached.

If you enjoy this content, and would like to support me and my photographic journey, I would certainly appreciate a donation, or a voluntary subscription of just $2 per month. This allows me to pursue my passion¬† —¬† and buy a new pair of pants…

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4 Responses to “Support”

  1. Bruce O'Neal Says:

    I am a roofing contractor and would love to know how you video yourself while walking through the forest etc. This is very cool. I could use this technique for some roofing video how-to. You should have a video on how you video yourself. Awesome photography!!!

    • Ben Horne Says:

      Thanks for the kind words Bruce. I’ve been fine tuning this technique for a while, but I’m getting pretty decent at it now. I have the camera on a monopod, and extend it out in front of me. I use a small ballhead to properly aim it.

      In the past, I have used two hands to hold onto it. When done just right, it’s not immediately apparent that I’m holding onto it. My new technique is a bit different. Since I’m often wearing a backpack while rolling video, I attach a bungee cord from the end of the monopod (where the camera is) to my backpack strap. Now, the bungee holds the weight of the camera, so I can use just one hand to hold the monopod. That allows me to make hand gestures, or other things with my free hand. I only do the video this way when no one else is around. Although it ends up looking very natural in the final product, it looks very goofy, and people would thing I’m a douche-bag with a big ego if they saw me. :-)

      It’s funny that you mention making a video of me videoing myself. Since I enjoy humiliating myself, I plan on doing a behind the scenes view of what my bungee setup looks like on my Death Valley trip in a couple weeks. Stay tuned!

  2. Rick Lanning Says:

    When I got home from work today I was very surprised to find such an awesome thank you card. I was also surprised to see what great photos the Instax really takes. You have such incredible talent from the instant film to the 8×10. Keep up the great work, and thank you.

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