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Whale Watching in Madagascar

Every June or July, thousands of humpback whales migrate thousands of miles north from Antarctica to have their young just off the coast of Madagascar. And finally we made it up in time to see them (September is best!) Not … Continue reading

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Flying Solo over the Shenandoah

When I first saw footage taken on DJI’s new consumer drone, my response was, “MUST HAVE.” I’m now on my second camera drone, the 3D Robotics Solo, and I’m still in search of the elusive magical footage – soaring over … Continue reading

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3DR Solo: Droning in the Snow

I love these camera-toting quadcopters.  Partly because it’s just fun to fly stuff around (yes, I’m still about 12 at heart) but mostly because of the new opportunities they offer for photography and videography.  After seeing the first few videos … Continue reading

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Ganesha Chaturthi, Chennai Style (Part 2: Video)

Yesterday I explained a bit about the festival currently ongoing in Chennai (and across India) – Ganesha Chaturthi – and posted some photos. It’s hard to really capture the atmosphere of the event with photos only – a video in … Continue reading

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My Destination’s “Biggest Baddest Bucket List” and Namibia

Here’s a great idea for a video contest:  make a 3 minute video about a favorite destination, write a few hundred words about travel, and send three photos.  What can you win?  a six-month, all-expense-paid trip around the world, and … Continue reading

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Animal Shorts!

A handful of short wildlife videos from a recent trip. In the first, we discover how the “puff adder” got its name.  Then, see a group of banded mongooses – mongeese? – doing silly things.  Finally, a crocodile enjoys a … Continue reading

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21 Sunsets – a timelapse project

I love doing timelapses – especially of natural phenomena.  But I admit it can be a lot harder than it first appears – if you want to do it right.  But moving to Namibia and finding housing on a westward-facing … Continue reading

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Micro Photography – Handheld Digital Microscope Review

So you’ve heard of macro photography – and I’ve been blogging about it recently as well.  But what about micro photography?  Ever wanted to take a picture of something you can only see under a microscope?  Well, how about video? … Continue reading

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Immersive Video – the Next Big Thing?

3-D video is so 2009.  Now that virtually anyone with a couple of cameras (or a YouTube account) is capable of producing relatively decent 3-D videos, people are already starting to look for the Next Big Thing. I think it’s … Continue reading

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Perry’s 53 Seconds

I don’t normally blog about politics – and, well, this isn’t really about one party versus another – it’s about how you screw up in public nowadays, it forever becomes part of the public record. Before the days of YouTube … Continue reading

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World Run Day MasterCard Spoof

November 7 was this year’s “World Run Day”.  For those who haven’t heard of World Run Day, the organization’s web site states, “It is a day for runners worldwide to join each other, wherever their location, in a celebration of … Continue reading

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Sky and Sea Videos – Pitfalls to Avoid

The other day I was working on a home video of a recent vacation to Egypt, and I invited my 12-year-old to a pre-screening of my near-final draft (a shorter version here), and she told me it was all wrong.  … Continue reading

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Maintaining Ownership of Your Images

Scott Bourne made some interesting points on the blog Photofocus. He pointed out something many of us overlook in today’s world of social media marketing and sharing – that posting a photo via Twitter (which will apparently soon be possible) … Continue reading

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Telling a story in video

The cool thing about all this technology is that now anyone can create just about anything and share it with everyone else.  Most of it goes unnoticed by the vast majority, but that’s not why most of us create.  Most … Continue reading

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Army Peer-to-Peer Safety Video Contest

Good news and bad news – my entry to the US Army Combat Readiness / Safety Center’s video contest was approved, but so were a load of others!  The contest has been running since October, but like most video contests, … Continue reading

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