Friday, March 28, 2014

Watermen News: Video - Salty Pixels - A Guide to Nautical Photogr...


Watermen News: Video - Salty Pixels - A Guide to Nautical Photogr...:   Join renowned sailing and nautical photographer and Canon Explorer of Light, Onne van der Wal, as he takes you on a salty voyage thro...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Picture This: How the Pros Take Sailing Photos | Sail Magazine

Photo by Cory Silken: Aperture 18, Shutter Speed 1/1600, ISO 400

These days, digital photography makes it so that just about anyone can fancy himself a pro. Still, there’s a big difference between the iPhone photo you shot last Wednesday and the professional image captured from a helicopter using a Nikon D800 at the St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta. We can’t all be professional sailing photographers, but there are plenty of tips from the pros that can improve our everyday photos.

Last summer, we travelled to Newport, Rhode Island, home of veteran marine sharpshooters Cory Silken, Billy Black and Onne van der Wal. We visited each photographer in his studio as well as on the water, and we picked their respective brains on camera selection, camera settings, post-production tips and picture composition—all in an effort to find out how an amateur can create works of art like theirs. Here’s what we learned. Picture This: How the Pros Take Sailing Photos | Sail Magazine

Monday, March 17, 2014

Aerial Drone Video - Bigger Than Life, Inside Alaska Ice Caves

 
This Bigger Than Life - Ice Caves segment is the first documented drone flight through ice caves.  This was 100% shot with the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition on the DSLR Pros DJI Phantom in Alaska.


FIREFIGHT FILMS
Director - Lion El Aton
Cinematography - Christopher Carson
Drone Pilot - Christopher Carson
Music - DREAM KOALA - "Odyssey"
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Iconic photographer Art Brewer discusses the importance of imperfection in surf photography. | SURFER Magazine


Art Brewer’s reach is astounding. He knows (or knew) everybody, from Griffin to Stoner to Lopez, Rabbit, Curren, Slater, right on up to John John. And they love him. They may have fought with him a time or two, but they love him—partly because he made them all look so damn good, and partly because he’s another one of those free-swinging bullshit destroyers. True, he lacks the growling poetic eloquence of Flippy Hoffman. But Art calls ‘em like he sees ‘em, no two ways about it. Always a pleasure to steal a few minutes from the man, bask in a story or two, and listen to him lay down some rough truth. Brewer just turned 64. Still shooting to kill.  More; Art Brewer Interview | SURFER Magazine

Art Brewer Interview | SURFER Magazine

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Frequent Visitor Near Our House, The Bald Eagle

A quick shot of an eagle playing overhead near our house, I never get tired of looking at this beautiful bird!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Inside The Bag Of AFP Olympic Photographer Leon Neal / Shutter Muse


Now for the Nikon Fans' A couple of days ago we kicked this series off by taking a look at the Canon gear that veteran Getty Image Olympic Photographer Streeter Lecka is using in Sochi. Today we’ve got something for the Nikon fans out there as I got the chance to talk to AFP staff photographer Leon Neal about what he’s taking with him to cover the biggest sporting event on the planet.  More; Inside The Bag Of AFP Olympic Photographer Leon Neal

Inside The Bag Of Getty Images Olympic Photographer Streeter Lecka / Shutter Muse


This post kicks of a short series of posts that will be posted on the site during the 2014 Winter Olympics where we’ll get to hear from some of the best sports photographer in the world and find out what gear they’ve packed to shoot the biggest event on the planet.  We’re starting things off by chatting to veteran Olympic photographer Streeter Lecka who works for Getty Images.  I got the chance to ask him a few questions before he flew to Russia, and then we’ll take a look at his collection of Canon gear that he’s shooting with.  Don’t worry Nikon fans……. later this week we’ll be talking to Leon Neal from AFP to see what he’s taking with him and he has one of the biggest collections of Nikon gear I’ve ever seen!  More; Inside The Bag Of Getty Images Olympic Photographer Streeter Lecka