Churchill Swimfins

Today I shot a single Churchill Makapu’u Pro Swimfin. Churchill is “The Original Swimfin” according to the company. Lots of pro bodyboarders, bodysurfers, and swimmers use these fins. They boast a comfortable foot pocket and are powerful. The fin is mostly known for its dolphin tail shape. This was fairly difficult to light. The fin is… Continue reading Churchill Swimfins

Thunderstorms, Time-Lapses, and a Panoramic

Last month, Southern California experienced some rare summer weather: rain. As most people are aware, California has experienced a severe drought over the last several years. Water levels are at their lowest in more than 20 years. It’s rather scary to be a permanent resident here, with little prospects of moving somewhere with a better potable… Continue reading Thunderstorms, Time-Lapses, and a Panoramic

Taylor Swift and That Open Letter That One Photographer Guy Wrote to Her… and Why Photographers Like This Are Killing Paid Photo Gigs

Recently, “Taylor Swift” (in reality, the legal team at Firefly Entertainment) went to battle with Apple over their plan to make a one time payment to artists who appear on Apple’s free internet radio streams. The issue was whether it was “fair” for Apple to pay a one-time usage fee to the artist for the… Continue reading Taylor Swift and That Open Letter That One Photographer Guy Wrote to Her… and Why Photographers Like This Are Killing Paid Photo Gigs

Magic Lantern, Raw Video and the Importance of Workflow

In my last post I mentioned that I have a Canon 5D Mark III running Magic Lantern firmware. I made that choice and installed the firmware before I had even shot with the camera. I read an extensive amount about the so-called hack, and, even though it is risky because it could void the warranty on… Continue reading Magic Lantern, Raw Video and the Importance of Workflow