Spot Marks the X

In GEAR, Travel by David1 Comment

Ok, lame title, but check THIS out. It’s called SPOT and it’s an international satellite messenger device and service. For assignment shooters in remote locations, this is pretty cool. It’s about $170 and then $100/year for the service, but if you’re doing alot of exploring or if your adventures take you off the beaten track, this’ll cover you butt when …

Polaroid POGO: Video Review

In GEAR, News & Stuff, Travel by David9 Comments

Ok folks, take two on the video thing. I just got my hands on the new Polaroid Pogo printer. Not surprisingly, I love them. Here’s my review in Quicktime format. I’ve made it much larger, so apologies to those of you without the bandwidth. (Short version: Small portable printer, and I love it.) This one’s bigger. Maybe too big. but …

Blackrapid R-Strap Winners Announced.

In GEAR, Just For Fun, News & Stuff by David4 Comments

I drove down to Seattle yesterday and spent the day with the Blackrapid team. The folks that bring you the Rapidstrap are awesome. Thanks to Ron, Tyler, Melissa, and Milo for having me. We had a really great time talking and scheming and I’m really excited by some of the ideas that got bounced around. One of those ideas was …

Hypothetically Speaking

In GEAR, Just For Fun, Travel by David20 Comments

Ok, y’all know me, and I know some of you. I think we’re now close enough that I can ask those really personal questions – like, say, those of you that never wear a photographers vest – why not? For those that have them – what do you hate about them, love about them, or want to see changed about …

Wednesday's Miscellanea.

In GEAR, Influences, Marketing, Self-Promotion, News & Stuff, Resources, Uncategorized by David0 Comments

The Travel Photographer links to a great article by Vincent Laforet. It’s a lengthy one but for aspiring professionals it’s a must read. The title, The Cloud is Falling, should suggest that Laforet, who I have great respect for, spends the article running amuck and crying “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.” He doesn’t. Not really. But ignore …

Gear Lust: Modbook

In GEAR by David0 Comments

I was just telling a friend that this is the first time in ages there hasn’t been a piece of shiny that I was lusting after. And then Al came over with his shiny new Modbook and I fell hard. Al came over with his Modbook last week and I’m absolutely sold on it. Might need a small bluetooth keyboard …

Friday's Resource Roundup

In Books, GEAR, News & Stuff, Resources by David5 Comments

Well folks, time for the weekly roundup. Starting with Deke McClelland’s 100 photoshop tips in 5 minutes video. It’s mostly keyboard shortcuts, so don’t be looking for killer techniques, but it’s pretty funny and you’re bound to learn a few things if you’re good at listening fast. Since we’re talking about Deke, you should check out You Suck At Photoshop …

The Best Travel Tripod, Part 2

In GEAR, Travel by David10 Comments

A while ago I posted a short article about “the best travel tripods.” I knew when I did it that the quest was quixotic at best, but I’ve never shied away from the impossible. I’m reckless that way. The thing is, when people google “what’s the best travel tripod” they’re asking others to find the perfect compromise between weight, size, …

Over-delivering: Jewelbox it!

In GEAR, Marketing, Self-Promotion by David0 Comments

Being visual professionals it’s crucial that every element of our self-promotion and each piece of our client deliverables look as good as possible. It’s my goal to wow my clients, not just meet their expectations. If you feel the same way then those of you who present digital files to clients probably already do it with some style, something that …