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Audio Input Systems Comparison Test

October 26, 2010

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As you may have heard me say before, audio is of the outmost importance when shooting videos. If you look at my two part article on recording audio for video, my preferred way of recording audio is to record it separately on a dedicated audio recorded such as the Zoom H4n, however there are situations […]

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Video Podcast: Battle of the Sunset Tips

October 19, 2010

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During the California Photo Festival Rick gathered a few of the instructors for an impromptu “Battle of the Sunset Tips” given by Jennifer Wu, Hal Schmitt, Rick Sammon and Juan Pons. Please excuse the quality of the video as this was done at the spur of the moment and we where very lucky to have […]

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From Portrait Snapshots to Great Shots

September 22, 2010

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Rick and Juan where teaching at the awesome Maui Photo Festival a few weeks back and we took a bit of time to record this quick and easy tip on creating great portrait shots in harsh light situations. Hope you enjoy this tip.

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Image selection & timelapse from the Maui Photo Festival

September 7, 2010

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This is a short video featuring some of the best images I made while at Maui Photo Festival. We were so busy I did not get a chance to make too many images. One of the highlights of the Maui Photo Festival was making it to the Haleakala volcano crater for a sunrise, and what […]

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Tips for Photographing Waterfalls / Video Podcast

August 14, 2010

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[Editors Note: If you are having problems viewing the video above try this link: http://vimeo.com/14127819] Here are some tips for photographing waterfalls. I filmed this while on one of my “Waterfalls of Western North Carolina” instructional photo workshops. If you’d like to join me on one of these workshops, check out my workshops website at […]

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Kessler Crane PocketDolly video review

August 11, 2010

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The fine folks at Kessler Crane recently sent me one of their most popular products, the PocketDolly v2, for review. The PocketDolly is an inexpensive yet incredibly well made dolly specifically designed for Video DSLRs. The PocketDolly measures 38.5 inches yet provides approximately 35 inches of travel allowing some the addition of some great movements […]

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From PhotoFest Japan – Different Vantage Point

July 19, 2010

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Rick, Hal & Juan where in Japan for PhotoFest Japan, and we had a blast and we very much enjoying teaching and learning from all the participants. While we were there, we took the opportunity to record a number of photo tips for you on video. Enjoy! In this segment, Rick talks about the importance […]

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From PhotoFest Japan – Filters

July 16, 2010

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Rick, Hal & Juan where in Japan for PhotoFest Japan, and we had a blast and we very much enjoying teaching and learning from all the participants. While we were there, we took the opportunity to record a number of photo tips for you on video. Enjoy! In this segment, Hal tells us why it’s […]

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From PhotoFest Japan – Situational Awareness

July 9, 2010

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Rick, Hal & Juan where in Japan for PhotoFest Japan, and we had a blast and we very much enjoying teaching and learning from all the participants. While we were there, we took the opportunity to record a number of photo tips for you on video. Enjoy! In this segment, Hal teaches us about a […]

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From PhotoFest Japan – Fill Flash

July 8, 2010

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Rick, Hal & Juan where in Japan for PhotoFest Japan, and we had a blast and we very much enjoying teaching and learning from all the participants. While we were there, we took the opportunity to record a number of photo tips for you on video. Enjoy! In this segment, Rick and Hal talk about […]

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