360 – Stuck in Customs

Behind the Scenes with a TRIPP creation

Tripp

If you’re a Passport Member then you can see some really radical new projects I’m working on with Tripp.com. Here’s a video from their website that describes a bit of what they are about.

First Official Fractal

Well, I have a lot of these… But this is the first fully mastered version along with music from Sam Wave. Wait till you see it in 360 VR!

Behind the Scenes with a TRIPP creation

I am not exactly sure how I got off on this crazy fractal tangent. It mostly started from having an epic acid trip that had extra layers thanks to adventures into the DMT zone. Either way, it started me down this path to try to recreate some beautiful visions.

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Shooting video with 8K cameras attached to helicopters in New Zealand!

Part 1 Behind the Scenes of our Helicopter ride!

I recorded some fun 360 behind-the-scenes videos while on a helicopter adventure with my friend Sofia Jin. We went up with Choppy and Over The Top Helicopters to make some new videos and get a ton of photos. We actually took up two helicopters because one of them had the first 8K setup – specifically, the Shotover P1 MK ll dedicated 8K gimbal with a Red Monstro camera and Angenieux 36/435 zoom lens. We used it for helicopter-to-helicopter shooting. Anyway, this Part 1 video is free… and today is “Passport Sunday,” which is the day where I always release a new video to Passport Members on the blog. So yeah, if you’ve joined up, then you can see Part 2 today also. I’ll put the link in the comments.

Click here to join Passport and get access to the 2nd part and 200 other behind the scenes and tip videos as well as all of my tutorials and more!

More 360 fun from the Southern Alps!

And here is Part 2 of the video where you can see more about all the specifics of the setup! πŸ™‚ We’re still working on the final 8k video shot from the Shotover P1 MK ll dedicated 8K gimbal with a Red Monstro camera and Angenieux 36/435 zoom lens, and will share it first to Passport Members as soon as we have it!

If your connection can handle it, bump the resolution up to 4K using the cog icon and remember you can drag the video around to look in different directions. πŸ™‚

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Chair Hopping in Toronto

Check out My Podcast

There are now 20 episodes kicking about on your favourite podcasting platforms. You’ll find all sorts on there from cryptocurrency to photography, from tips on hiking in Japan to expert advice on startups… from fossil hunting to interior design. Yes. Interior design.

Check out the other episodes on your favourite streaming services (iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or in some regions Google Play).

Of course, these were all recorded in 360 so you can also watch them on YouTube and spin the camera all around to your heart’s content. Here is the full playlist.

Daily Photo – Chair Hopping in Toronto

We took a boat over to Center Island (not the best name, Toronto) to get a view of the city at sunset. The island has had a lot of flooding lately, and getting over to the prime photo spots required getting ankle-deep in mud and muck. Toronto has the Adirondack chairs all over the place. I guess it’s one of the “things” about that city. Anyway, a lot of them were stuck out in the flooding zone. This island is also popular for Asian wedding photos (we saw about a dozen couples out there). This groom-to-be was getting in position for one of their photos…

Chair Hopping in Toronto

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  • Date Taken2019-08-01 01:53:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Road to the Misty Mountains

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Kevin Kelly on The Long Now

As we walk the Camino de Santiago Kevin Kelly (founding executive editor of Wired magazine, check him out on kk.org ) and I talk about his passion project, the long now. Put in very simple terms, how we can live in a way that will benefit our descendants.

NOTE: If this is your first time seeing a 360 Video, note you can grab the screen and look anywhere!

And here is the audio version:

Daily Photo – The Road to the Misty Mountains

Here’s a view of the road along the west coast of New Zealand as it heads into the Haast area. It’s absolutely epic and I want to do more road trips in this area! You would not necessarily know it from this shot, but the best thing about this part of New Zealand are the trees. There are some of the most Dr. Seuss looking trees as you drive along the road. They look even more surreal when they are framed in fog.

The Road to the Misty Mountains

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  • Date Taken2019-05-06 17:05:04
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture3.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.3

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Come to my New Zealand Workshop!

Today, if you’re a Passport Member you get to see a new 360 video from our recent workshop in Africa! We had a ton of fun… and you’ll get to hear a little from some of the guests!

You can see more about what happens on the workshop here.

More from Africa!

A few weeks ago, I shared a 360 video where I talked to a few of the workshop members that joined me in the wilds of Africa. This year you get to hear even more… I think my favorite one was when Phillipa and I were talking and lemurs were jumping all over us! πŸ™‚

(As always with 360 video you can turn the video around while watching.)

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The Boston Harbor, My Updated Portfolio and a New Podcast

Updated Portfolio

I’ve recently updated my Portraits and People Portfolio on SmugMug. You might have to scroll down a bit to see some of the new goodies!

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Craig Mod on hiking, writing, Japanese culture and Leica

On this walk along a section of the Camino in Spain I’m with Craig Mod ( https://craigmod.com/ ). He’s a fantastic writer with some amazing content on walking (hikes) which you should check out… maybe start with his Review of Beds which is fun πŸ™‚ Anyway, in this chat we discuss Craig’s various hikes through Japan and some of his observations on their varied culture. We also talk about his evolution from film cameras to ultimately opting for Leica as his main travel companion.

NOTE: If this is your first time seeing a 360 Video, note you can grab the screen and look anywhere!

And here is the audio version if 360 isn’t your thing:

Enjoy!

Daily Photo – The Boston Harbor

As one of the sunsets was winding up, I decided to start criss-crossing the bridges to see different vantage points. It’s such an easy (and fun!) city to photograph. I ended up doing a few different long exposures, and this one turned out to be my favorite one.

The Boston Harbor

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  • Date Taken2019-08-11 18:10:44
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.6
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Amazing Organ at Notre-Dame in Montreal

Passport Freebies!

I wanted to give you two free videos that we released to Stuck In Customs Passport Members earlier this year! This is obviously an incentive to get you to join. When you do, you’ll get fresh videos every Sunday! Also, I’d appreciate your support… it keeps the website going and we can keep feeding the machine! πŸ™‚


Daily Photo – The Amazing Organ at Notre Dame in Montreal

This organ is one of the only organs the Catholics are allowed to touch and look at during services. I have all sorts of ways I poke fun at the Catholics… probably because I went to an all-boy Jesuit school for four years where they tried to brainwash me. But, it didn’t work! However, having just poked more fun at them, I do actually have a decent amount of respect for the Jesuits. They at least have a lot of critical thought and philosophy that makes up the backbone of their teachings. There are a few logical fallacies here and there where it breaks down for me. But hey, that’s just me. I want to go back and do some DMT with some of my old teachers to see what they think.

The Amazing Organ at Notre Dame in Montreal

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  • Date Taken2019-07-27 08:12:30
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.3
  • Aperture5
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Passport Sunday!

We’re in Africa for Passport Sunday this week and in glorious 360 to boot as I chat with some of the lovely people below. This was taken just as we were heading off to another location on part 1 of my Africa photo adventure/workshop.

Delving into the minds of my workshop friends

I’m out in Africa at the moment (probably Madagascar when you’re reading this) running a couple of back to back photography adventures. During the first workshop I grabbed a few of the attendees for a quick chat about what they will take away from the experience. It’s always fun to hear what people pick up on, especially those who’ve joined one of my trips before. (Next up on the workshop front is New Zealand in April… which is fall/autumn in upsidedownland… Come join me!)

Oh, and remember, you can grab the camera view and spin it to look around as you watch. πŸ™‚

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Museum Reflections in New York City

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Matt Hackett on the Mysteries of Startups

Check out the latest episode of my podcast below. On this walk n talk I’m with Matt Hackett, one of the guys who took Tumblr to 100m+ regular visitors before co-founding Beme with Casey Neistat… a company which went on to be bought by CNN.

If this is your first time seeing a 360 Video, note you can grab the screen and look anywhere!

Find out more about Matt on his Medium site at https://medium.com/@mhkt !

Or check out the audio version here…

Daily Photo – Museum Reflections in New York City

This area around the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City is absolutely beautiful. There are great shots in every direction. This particular one is taken along the windows at the big museum there. I didn’t go into the museum… although now I wish I would have because I had a bunch of people tell me online that it’s quite awesome inside! Oh well… next time!

Museum Reflections in New York City

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  • Date Taken2019-06-20 15:49:23
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture9
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Public Library in Boston

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Dr David Sands on the wonders of zinc

Dr David Sands, as well as being a rather talented poet, is a professor of Plant Pathology, Bacteriology and Biocontrol of Weeds with Plant Pathogens. In this chat we talk a little about genes before moving on to the benefits of zinc. Then, as with all good science talk, we end with a poem.

If this is your first time seeing a 360 Video, note you can grab the screen and look anywhere! Or alternatively, here is the audio version…

Daily Photo – The Public Library in Boston

This is one of the coolest libraries I’ve ever visited! I was once again paranoid I’d be kicked out for taking photos, but they didn’t seem to mind at all! I didn’t take in my tripod because I don’t usually use it in the daytime. Besides, it was bright enough inside to squeeze off three brackets and make sure that my shutter speed was fast enough for no blur. My rule of thumb on that is to make sure my slowest exposure is at least 1/30th of a second!

The Public Library in Boston

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  • Date Taken2019-08-14 10:22:50
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture4
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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