Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Two Christmases ago someone gave me a Raspberry Pi. You know, a full single-board computer which runs Linux and can pretty much do anything for a whopping $35 U.S. dollars. “Hey, I’m a geek, and I hate that Dropbox' free account limits me to only three computers. I have this single-board computer and a 2 TB hard drive lying around. I’ll turn that little board into my own personal cloud server, so I can access my files from anywhere in the world - for free! AND I can configure it to be my own personal Virtual Private Network (VPN) - also for free! Muahahaha!! What could possibly go wrong?”
Saturday, March 20, 2021
My wife and I were watching a cool movie one night entitled “Under an Arctic Sky”, where a bunch of 20-somethings went to Iceland in wintertime to surf. (Pretty amazing cinemaphotography. You can see the trailer for it here). Toward the end of the movie (and the trailer) there’s footage showing them surfing at night, in darkness, with the Northern Lights painting a picturesque backdrop. “That had to have been shot with an A7S!” I exclaimed, thoroughly annoying my wife who hates it when I talk about technical BTS stuff during a movie. “That’s the only camera sensitive enough to shoot useable footage in such low light!!” Sure enough, as the movie progressed you can see them handling the Sony gear, and at the end, you can see that Sony was actually a sponsor. Ever since the original A7S came out, cutting-edge filmmakers have been using it to shooting things previously unshootable. The example that really sticks in my mind is this nighttime drone shot (again, the Aurora Borealis) using the original Sony A7S and a 20mm f/1.4 lens. There's another one called "Moonwalk", also sponsored by Sony. Just amazing.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
My first shooting gig in Boston was a cool venture called Backyartists, a company started by two experienced early childhood educators. Backyartists mostly caters to local families with pre-school aged children, but they also ship out seasonal and holiday boxes of open-ended process art and sensory activities for kids ages 3-9. Today I was taking marketing shots of their Friendship & Love box, for Valentine’s Day.
Friday, January 8, 2021
- Why we moved
- Two new books out! (And two more in the queue!)
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