The On Field Media Project is an organization I started a couple of years ago that provides training in photography, videography and social media for small non profits so that they are better prepared to tell the ongoing story of the good work they are doing in the field. In the modern day, building a continual digital relationship between the organization and their supporters is essential. OFMP bridges that gap to give these organization the storytelling tools they need to continually share with backers, donors and allies. We also strive to see these organizations become self sufficient and non-reliant on pro photographers. Not to take any work away from the pro (there will always be work for the pro), but to empower these organization to begin to tell their own story in a powerful and timely way when they can. Continue reading
Yes, it is true, this is a video blog post. I know you thought it was dead and gone. Well it was only sick. 😉 I have tried breathed into it new life. Well, I least I hopes to.
This Sunday I am off to Ladakh, India for a two week workshop. After Ladakh the group heads to Srinagar, Kashmir. Then in February, 2015 I head back to Rajasthan. The question begs answering are photo workshop worth it? Are they worth the time and the financial investment? So this issue we will look at the benefits of photo workshops. To do this I have an interview with Fernando Gros from FernandoGros.com. Continue reading
(Note: all images taken with the new FUJINON LENS XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR)
Are you a runner? If you are, I would guess that you have a sports watch with a GPS function. There is a high probability that you can use this watch to geotag your photos. I can’t write this with certainty that it will work with all watches, but there is a really high probability that yours will work. Continue reading
Our family is sort of obsessed with the Hollywood film classics of the 1930’s and 40’s. Even as a kid I had old movie stills of Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart on my walls. I am sure this is part of why I am so into fedoras. I always thought the glamor shots of those classic Hollywood beauties were amazing. But for some reason I never tried to emulate it until this week. Maybe because of the British drama Indian Summers, for which I have been shooting. The drama takes place in the 1930’s, so I thought it might be fun to make some stills of the actors in the style of George Hurrell. Continue reading
I‘ve had many emails and Facebook messages lately asking me if I have switched completely over to the Fujifilm X-series cameras. The Fujifilm X-series for those of you who have been living under a rock or are just not into camera gear, is the mirrorless, small somewhat compact camera system that has a retro rangefinder feel and look about it. They are an amazing group of cameras and are chock full of innovative technology to enhance both the user experience and the final image. The flagship camera for this new system is the X-Pro1 followed closely by the X-E1. Both cameras sport an APS–C size sensor thus giving an image quality of a DSLR. Continue reading
Under the heading of, Wouldn’t This Be Nice comes a concept by Mac Funamizu, an iPhone case and printer combo called Sophi1. To me it looks like it is based on the Zink inkless printers like the Polaroid Pogo. The Pogo is a printer I have been using on and off for the last several years. Lately, it has been more off than on. Why? Two reasons. First, it is cumbersome. You need to carry the printer and cable in another pocket as you photograph. Continue reading
Full disclosure up front: This image is a composite pano from two separate images.
With that said, I really like this image. I like it for several reasons. When I look at it it evokes an emotion for me. I see a little old man sweeping a huge area with a straw broom, squatting in close to his work, inching along sweep-by-sweep. I like it because of it’s context. You see the vast space he is sweeping. Continue reading
I have been wanting to write a lengthy review of a very precise nature filled with my musings on the amazing new e-book by Gavin Gough called The Photographers Workflow. But frankly, I am much too lazy. There is just way too much to cover. So I simply rang up Gavin on Skype and had a nice long chat about his book.
There really is no need for me to go into much detail here other than to say this is one of the best e-book values on the market today. Don’t think that $30 ($20 if you use the discount “baldguys”) is a lot for an e-book. If this was some 20 to 30 page e-book taking what you already know then, yes, maybe. But it is not. Gavin has gone into an amazing amount of detail on two of the most uses modules of Lightroom, the Library module and the Develop module. Continue reading