Hasselblad H5D – Stuck in Customs

Venice Carnivale in front of the Vaporettos

Daily Photo – Venice Carnivale in front of the Vaporettos

People wearing all their Carnivale garb look especially storybook in the night. Before I went to this huge event, I thought that people may not enjoy having their photo taken. Boy, what I wrong. They just stand around posing all day long for the joy of it. I was often wondering if they wanted money, but there seemed to be a fun narcissistic anomaly where all of these people just loved being the center of attention. And that worked great for me.

Venice Carnivale in front of the Vaporettos

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-09 18:07:43
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length100.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The First Morning of the Workshop

Daily Photo – The First Morning of the Workshop

Back before the Apocalypse, I used to have Autumn photography workshops here in Queenstown, New Zealand. On the very first day, we do about a 2km hike from the lake to Queenstown Gardens here. It’s all timed pretty well so we can both see the sunrise over the Remarkables followed by a beautiful photo-stroll through these gardens. Here you can see a couple of my slavish apprentices doing exactly what the benevolent dictator says.

The First Morning of the Workshop

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-04-18 21:38:01
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Dunes in Oman

Daily Photo – The Dunes in Oman

One day we went out “dune bashing” which basically means taking a truck and going as fast and dangerously as possible while scaring the shit out of everybody inside. It was fun for a while, but then I think my kids and I had quite enough… so it was time to go back to the nice, calm beach.

The Dunes in Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-14 10:22:09
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Remarkables at Sunrise

George Carlin on Stuff

I shared this video the other day with a friend and forgot how funny it was!

Daily Photo – The Remarkables at Sunrise

Here’s one of my rare textured photos. When I look at these, I always think I should do this even more. The Remarkables can be a little tricky to shoot in the morning because the sun comes up kind of behind them. It’s great for silhouettes but if you really want a better shot of the Remarks, it’s best to wait till sunset.

The Remarkables at Sunrise

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-04-18 20:18:54
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time0.8
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Flying Across the Southern Alps

This weekend, join me for a live panel discussion on this most esoteric of subjects! (Oh, and there are a whole bunch of other photography speakers/topics which you might enjoy too! 😀 )

Daily Photo – Flying Across the Southern Alps

Are there any bad photos of this area? I don’t think so. If you ever have a chance to fly in a helicopter, one thing to notice is the reflections. Sometimes you’ll have totally clean shots and other times the reflection will be too much to remove in Photoshop. One thing I’ve noticed about helicopter pilots is they like a bit of direction. So, if you want one shot or another, feel free to tell them over the headphones the kind of angle you are trying to get. They’re happy to do it… otherwise, they are just kind of on rails, going from one place to the next.

Flying Across the Southern Alps

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-03-30 06:07:03
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias
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The Canals at Midnight

Daily Photo – The Canals at Midnight

This was taken on one of my final nights in Venice with the Hasselblad. It was pretty much the last time I used the camera. I did indeed love the quality of the camera, but I finally determined it was just too slow and didn’t have the quickness and light flexibility of the Sony. The Sony was also better for street photography, festival stuff, and generally just quicker for landscape photos.

The Canals at Midnight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-10 22:50:40
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Bridge of Doom in Venice

Daily Photo – Bridge of Doom in Venice

This is one of the most hated bridges in Venice. It’s a Calatrava design and a lot of the surface is made of glass. It gets super-slippery in the rain and people topple over the edge into the canal sometimes. I can’t imagine that happening, but I can attest to it being almost frictionless. I mean the guard rails are pretty big, but I guess if you’re tall and have a high center of gravity, I suppose I could see it happening. Actually, I’d LOVE to see it happen to my friend Rene, as long as he didn’t get hurt. Believe it or not, Rene did actually fall in the canal in the middle of the night by himself. There may have been drinking involved, but we can’t really say that was the sole cause… it’s all hilarious to me only because he wasn’t hurt at all. But, he could have died for sure… I woke up in the morning to an email that said, “I fell in the canal.” I couldn’t stop laughing…

Bridge of Doom in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-10 18:39:27
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Lisa in Venice

Venice Photo Tutorial

Speaking of today’s photo, here is a video preview of our Venice Photo Tutorial!

Daily Photo – Lisa in Venice

Here’s Lisa in one of the many photos I took around Venice while filming. We basically spent most of the day rolling around Venice with our cameras while shooting. I ended up with probably 10,000 photos, many of which I still have not processed. So, here’s one of them!

Lisa in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-03 12:14:00
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Balcony Room in Venice

Daily Photo – Balcony Room in Venice

It would have been awesome to have one of these rooms during Carnival in Venice right in the middle of St. Mark’s Square. That’s where all the activity is centered, so I think it’d be cool just to hang out there on the balcony and have a lovely day, watching all the costumes down below… it must be a lot like time travel and seeing everything it was 1,000 years ago.

Balcony Room in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-03 11:49:54
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length75.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Bel and Lisa in Venice

Venice Photo Tutorial!

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Daily Photo – Bel and Lisa in Venice

This sure was a great trip! I think it was rainy and moody almost every day we were filming, but the sun finally came out at the end. It was seriously like 3 weeks with no sun… That’s okay in many ways because Venice is even more beautiful in the rain and mist to me.

Bel and Lisa in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-03 11:41:19
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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