712, 2015

Colonial Williamsburg In 360° VR with Ricoh Theta S

By |December 7th, 2015|Travel, USA, Videos|0 Comments

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After waiting for the Ricoh Theta S I ordered to be in stock and ship, I finally got it right before our family trip to Colonial Williamsburg, VA to shoot it in 360° Virtual Reality. This VR tour will briefly let you see the fife and drum a horse drawn carriage and take you with us on a tour of the Governor’s Palace, Bruton Parish Church, the Colonial Gardens and the Magazine.
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712, 2015

Busch Gardens Christmas Town In 360° VR

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Take a virtual look around at the 8 million lights that make the Busch Gardens Christmas Town a spectacle. This 360 degree virtual reality video was filmed during a family vacation with the Ricoh Theta S camera. The contrast of light and dark is hard on any camera and this is no exception, but it’s still a fun look at the festivities.

1807, 2015

Shooting A Sunset Over The Grand Canyon

By |July 18th, 2015|Photography, Story Behind The Photograph, USA, Videos|0 Comments

I had the amazing opportunity to take a family vacation to Arizona and was able to spend the day at the Grand Canyon. After spending time with my family there this afternoon, my wife arranged for me to go back on my own to shoot the sunset. It was a breathtaking experience. I’ve travelled all over the world, but can’t think of any place that wowed me as much as the Grand Canyon.

The skies were […]

2906, 2015

PackH2O Backpack For Esther. 

By |June 29th, 2015|Clean Water, Humanitarian, Kenya, Operation Blessing|0 Comments

  Ran into Esther today, who I first met in Kenya 3 years ago when Operation Blessing drilled a well in her village. The photo of her carrying a bucket of water on her backed using a strap on her head has been used to show the benefits of PackH2O water backpacks in USA Today newspapers and for media associated their Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt people’s choice award for design. 

 

 I was […]

2506, 2015

Arrived In Kenya

By |June 25th, 2015|Humanitarian, Kenya, Operation Blessing|0 Comments

 
After 26 hours of traveling I’m off to bed under the cover of a mosquito net in Kenya. 

I am are here to capture media about the continued growth of Operation Blessing’s work with the Maasai people. It’s one of my favorite projects to cover because I’m fascinated by their surroundings, way of life, and the impact these programs on their lives. 

This trip is especially fascinating because the Maasai are having a celebration […]

906, 2015

Pivothead Smart Video Recording Glasses Unboxed

By |June 9th, 2015|Gear, Technology, Videos|0 Comments

The Pivothead Smart Architect Edition video recording glasses have finally arrived to those of us who back their Indiegogo campaign. For me, it is a highly anticipated and exciting day because they’ve packed some amazing technology into these glasses. The glasses capture 1080p30, 720p60 or 720p30 video and 8MP still images. If you get the Live Smartmod, you will be able to tether to your phone, tablet or connect through a computer to a wifi […]

1710, 2014

How To Create Fun Composite Images On Your iPhone

By |October 17th, 2014|iPhone Photography, Photography, Tips & Techniques, USA, Videos|0 Comments

This is a quick look at the apps and techniques I used to create this fun Iron Man composite of my son in one of his costumes. These tips can be applied in many ways and their are many apps that can do it. I have several “multiple exposure” or “compositing” apps, but like the Union interface and ease of use to quickly get great results.

Here is a look at the final photo:

2309, 2014

Greetings from Antigua, Guatemala

By |September 23rd, 2014|Community Development, Guatemala, Operation Blessing, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

Antigua has been our home base for the week as we’ve captured Operation Blessing stories in neighboring communities. We’ve met some wonderful people, seen a lot of amazing places and I can’t wait to share them with the world.

1507, 2014

DJI Phantom flight over Belén in Iquitos, Peru

By |July 15th, 2014|Gear, Operation Blessing, Peru, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

It was a bit of a nerve-racking experience to fly the DJI phantom over the “water streets” of Belen in Iquitos, Peru. There is no dry ground to take off or land the quadcopter, so we launched it from a boat. To make it more difficult, there are power lines everywhere that had to be avoided and because the rainy season just ended, the region is flooded. This means that there is […]

1806, 2014

Innovative PackH20 Backpacks Make It Easier To Carry Water

By |June 18th, 2014|Clean Water, Humanitarian, Operation Blessing, Peru, Travel|0 Comments