1309, 2016

What’s In My Camera Bag? How To Travel With Carry-On Luggage Only

By |September 13th, 2016|Gear, Tips & Techniques, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

I’m packing my bags for another trip and thought I’d share what I packed in them this time. It’s a rare non-international photo trip for…and I’m only going overnight, so it’s a bit different ball game than I’m used to. Here’s a quick look at what I decided to fit into my carry-on.

608, 2016

Feeding The River Monster In The Peruvian Amazon – Arapaima (Paiche)

By |August 6th, 2016|Peru, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

I had the unique opportunity to see and feed the large Amazon River fish featured on and episode of the River Monsters TV show – the Arapaima (called Paiche in Peru). We were filming stories about a woman who Operation Blessing Peru helped by restoring her taxi boat business after a “river monster” destroyed it and many other boats and latrines they have built near the shore line. In this particular case, it was a […]

2301, 2016

San Francisco Cable Car Ride In 360° Virtual Reality

By |January 23rd, 2016|360° VR, Travel, USA, Videos|0 Comments

While on vacation in San Francisco, California, I took my first every Cable Car ride. It was mesmerizing to travel up and down the crazy hills through traffic and tourists on a trolley pulled by a cable. The ingenuity behind these cable cars is fascinating. I pulled out my Ricoh Theta S to share the experience with those who have not been. I rode it from Powell and Market St all the way to Fisherman’s […]

2201, 2016

Ricoh Theta S Workflow, Editing, Tips & Tricks

By |January 22nd, 2016|Gear, Tips & Techniques, Videos|0 Comments

I’ve been asked by several people about the workflow of the Ricoh Theta S camera, so I thought make a video available for everyone to see. It’s a pretty cool little Virtual Reality camera that makes it easy to create 360° videos. This workflow is created using a Mac computer, but is easily translated to your own editing systems and architecture if you use a PC. The only difference will be the software used to […]

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.

712, 2015

Busch Gardens Christmas Town In 360° VR

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

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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 […]

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.