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Doors in Chefchaoeun

Kylo Ren Undercover Boss

Haha this is pretty funny.

Daily Photo – Doors in Chefchaoeun

I started taking photos of all the different doors in this amazing city in Morocco because each one was completely new and perfectly maintained, in a rustic sort of way. It sort of reminded me of all the unique camps at Burning Man and how the creators take pride in all their creations. Anyway, my plan with all the doors was to make some sort of collage or something that showed all the different doors in one photo. But, about halfway through the project, I thought this sounded like sort of a campy idea, so I abandoned it.

Doors in Chefchaoeun

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-03-06 01:17:38
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Relaxing in Wolfsburg

Speaking of Cars

I saw this crazy car on Reddit. I read through the comments and apparently it’s street legal!

"Just sitting on the couch with my missus, officer" from nextfuckinglevel

Daily Photo – Relaxing in Wolfsburg

You wouldn’t think that staring out at a huge industrial plant would make for an interesting view, but you would be wrong. You’d especially be wrong if you were a car enthusiast. This is a famous plant for Volkswagen and a ton of people make a pilgrimage here every year to bask in all that is Volkswagen.

Relaxing in Wolfsburg

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-22 17:10:34
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture20
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Baby Lions Relaxing

Great Podcast – The Dream

I don’t remember who turned me onto this podcast called The Dream (that link is on Stitcher but you can find it on any platform) but it’s great! I’ve never listened to episodic podcasts before… it’s a really interesting deep dive into MLMs/Pyramid Schemes. It’s fun, funny, and shocking! I mean, I knew all of that stuff ahead of time… I know what goes on, but to listen to some of their findings was incredible. She’s a great storyteller too.

Daily Photo – Baby Lions Relaxing

It must be fun to be baby lions, I mean unless you are being eaten. These two sisters already had their two siblings eaten by hyenas. The mom (behind them) has to leave for a few hours a day to feed and bring back snacks… sometimes while mom is gone the kids get munched on a bit.

Baby Lions Relaxing

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-17 17:41:39
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length326.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Long Roads in Utah

Jim Carrey Video

If you haven’t seen this one… it’s great!

Daily Photo – Long Roads in Utah

I had one of my best road trips in Utah a few years ago. I had never visited the state before, so I got an RV and made treks back and forth across the whole thing. I was really impressed with all the diversity and serenity there. I was constantly worried that my RV was gonna break down and I’d be stuck in the middle of the desert for days. I mean, I wasn’t THAT worried about it, but I often found myself doing scenario-planning, just in case.

Long Roads in Utah

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-08-22 01:33:04
  • CameraNEX-6
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length125.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Weddings in China

Funny Comedian

I thought I knew all Mitch’s work, but this new one just surfaced!

Daily Photo – Weddings in China

I found a place in the Forbidden City that had about 20 brides there, all competing with their photography team for the best spots. It was quite a funny scene. They were extremely aggressive. A lot of Chinese people are really only looking out for themselves and want to make sure they have the best shots. It’s all kinda weird. One thing that is cool, however, is the Chinese wedding dresses. They are all completely different and most are wildly colorful like this one.

Weddings in China

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-05-25 18:30:16
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Standing Guard in Rabat

Passport Sunday How-To

If you’re a Passport Member, then today is the day for a new how-to video! In today’s tutorial, you’ll see how I created this photo below. Passport Members have an extra little section that opens up so they can see behind-the-scenes and how-to videos. Enjoy!

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Making of the Rabat Shot

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Daily Photo – Standing Guard in Rabat

Here’s a photo I just finished and I really like the way it turned out. I was in Rabat, Morocco, and visited this tomb just as it opened. There was almost no one around, and I gave the “international signal” asking if it was okay to take his photo. He gave me a mustachioed nod, so I took a quick one. Believe it or not, I spelled mustachioed correctly the first time… I was waiting for the red squiggly.

Standing Guard in Rabat

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-03-01 21:04:30
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Milky White Waters of Aruba

Photo Workshop!

Photo Workshop party in New Zealand! We do have a formal photo workshop coming up in April, but yesterday I did a personal one with this gentleman, Brandin Cooks. He first visited me a few years ago at my studio here, then became an art collector, and then we started going on photo adventures together! He’s a really good photographer and a hungry student that asks lots of good questions. Brandin is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met too… if any of you follow the NFL, then you probably know who he is. I think he’s actually carving out a very interesting niche by being the only pro photographer who is also becoming a pro photographer. Anyway, we had a fun little one-on-one day here in Skipper’s Canyon, then met his wife at Ferg before heading out to take sunset photos in Glenorchy.

Daily Photo – The Milky White Waters of Aruba

The water was like this each and every day. Not only was it this unusual color, but it was super warm and perfect. On our first day there, we went out paddleboarding, which was perfect for beginners because the water was so smooth. There was a lot of falling off anyway, mostly because Ethan was going around like a battleship trying to sink everyone else.

The Milky White Waters of Aruba

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-19 13:15:23
  • CameraPixel
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture2
  • ISO51
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashAuto, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Hotel Arts in Barcelona

European Tour Highlights

I mention the tour below… you’ll see some footage from Barcelona too!

Daily Photo – The Hotel Arts in Barcelona

While on tour in Europe, we stayed at 10 different hotels. The tour was ostensibly for the Ritz-Carlton, but they didn’t have their hotels in every city we stopped in. However, because they are part of Marriott Luxury, they hooked us up with all sorts of other partner hotels. The Bvlgari in Milan, The Edition in London, and here, in the Hotel Arts in Barcelona!

The Hotel Arts in Barcelona

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-29 20:06:27
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length90.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Kindergarden in Beijing

Daily Photo – Kindergarden in Beijing

I was randomly walking around when I saw this teacher walk out of the classroom with her students. They were having a big party day. You can tell, because the teacher is wearing her party hat.

Kindergarden in Beijing

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-05-31 15:30:54
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5000
  • Aperture
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramShutter speed priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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The Tumble

Daily Photo – The Tumble

The very “top” of a waterfall is called the crest. It makes a lot of sense, but I had to google that first. There’s a name for everything. Anyway, check out the crest on Victoria Falls, eh? It’s interesting how much green there is in there. It must be a ton of biomass. I googled a little to see what percentage of this waterfall is actually water, but came up dry.

The Tumble

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-28 03:53:48
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length98.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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