Archive for the ‘Gear Guide’ Category

Gear Guide: Backpacking with Large Format

July 28, 2013

In this video blog, I discuss  the challenges I faced on my first two backpacking trips with Large Format Equipment.

Gear Guide: Film for Color Landscapes

July 24, 2013

In this video blog, I discuss my films of choice for landscapes, Fuji Velvia 50, Kodak Ektar 100, and Kodak Portra 160.

Gear Guide: GoPro HD Hero 2 Wedding Bouquet Camera

July 31, 2012

This week’s Gear Guide video is a bit different, but I think you’ll enjoy it.  I’m sure it’s no surprise, but I was the videographer for my own wedding. I used my Panasonic TM700 and two GoPro cameras for a total of 3 camera angles. Here’s the best part though, one of those GoPro cameras was in my wife’s bouquet. It captured a very memorable, first person viewpoint of her walk down the aisle — the celebration afterward, and all those moments in between. I did a bit of research, but I couldn’t find any other references to people hiding video cameras in the bouquet — so this may very well be an internet first. Another internet first is seeing me in a suit.

Gear Guide: Solar Power in the Field with Goal Zero

July 25, 2012

This week’s Gear Guide video is all about solar power — something I have become quite familiar with over the past few years. In this episode, I showcase various products, and discuss their effectiveness in the field.

Gear Guide: Steadicam Smoothee for GoPro

April 23, 2012

I’m always looking for new camera angles when filming my daily video journals. On previous trips, I’ve dabbled with filming time lapse video, underwater video, and on my last trip — wide angle first person viewpoints with a GoPro Hero 2. Today’s Gear Guide video deals with the Smoothee Steadicam for the GoPro. I take it into the field, and demonstrate how to use it. I also show how to rig it up on a monopod as a handheld jib.

Gear Guide: f-stop gear Satori EXP

April 19, 2012

This is the debut of both my Gear Guide video series, and also my new video studio. My Gear Guide videos will cover a wide range of topics ranging from large format photography, to video editing. Many of the videos will cover the equipment I use in the field, and some techniques I’ve learned along the way.

My first video is about the Satori EXP bag from one of my sponsors, f-stop gear. When they first approached me about sponsorship, I wasn’t sure that even their largest bag would fit my 8×10 gear. I’m happy to report that it’s an excellent match. You’ll be seeing a lot more of this pack on future trips. They’re a great company, and their bags are perfect for adventure/nature photographers. If you’re in the market for an outdoor friendly photo pack, help support these guys. You’ll love how well thought out, and comfortable the packs are.