Nikon D800 – Stuck in Customs

Tree at The Hills

More Train Action in India

I never get tired of looking at these crazy train situations in India.

I guess this was the last train


Daily Photo – Tree at The Hills

I should spend more time taking photos at The Hills! It’s such a great place and perfect tableau for creating art. There are all sorts of cool sculptures all over the place, and this one is Michael Hill’s son, Mark. He has his studio very close by. Whenever I wander around, I stop by his studio to have a look at his latest creations. He’s a very inspiring guy, like his dad!

Tree at The Hills

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-01-14 22:32:09
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

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The Opera House in Sydney

Another Book Suggestion

I have a Neal Stephenson book recommended here on my Kit.com. This one is pretty intense, so get ready for the ride!

Daily Photo – The Opera House in Sydney

A few years ago, I went to Australia with Neal Stephenson while he was researching his new book. I’m a great secret keeper, so I can’t talk about it. We had a great time… I actually kept track of a lot of stories of our adventures, but I don’t want to release them until after his book is out! If it wasn’t for Neal, I might have never seen the bustling metropolis of Dubbo, Australia.

The Opera House in Sydney

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-09-29 04:56:44
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length250.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Happy People in Sydney

Episode 5 of My Audio Podcast

There are now 5 of my audio podcasts available on your favourite streaming services (iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or in some regions Google Play). The latest features Kevin Rose. Kevin is one of the fun success stories of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and in this episode we talk about vulnerability, the approval of strangers, why we love Japan, psychedelics, kids and much more.

The Lies of Locke Lamora

I have a new book suggestion that came from my friend Brian Brushwood! The book is called “The Lies of Locke Lamora,” and if you are a fan of “The Name of the Wind,” then you will like this one as well. You can see it and more of my book recommendations here.

Daily Photo – Happy People in Sydney

Here’s a photo I recently edited from Sydney Harbor. While this huge rubber ducky was here, I took a ton of different photos. This shot is one of my favorites.

Happy People in Sydney

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-01-08 12:36:09
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture11
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

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The Folds of the Earth

Subscribe to my new podcast!

Hey, this is kind of a fun announcement! I’ve now recorded about eight different “Walk n’ Talk” discussions with clever people from all around the world. They were all originally recorded on this 360 video camera that I hold in front of us while we walk through beautiful places in the world… When you watch those on YouTube you can grab the camera and aim it any direction you want if you get tired of seeing me and my guest! We also decided to release these as “Audio Only” versions for traditional podcast mechanisms. Just go sign up with your favorite podcasting tech (iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or in some regions Google Play) and give them a bunch of stars! 🙂

$800 of Mushrooms

This video is super funny.

Daily Photo – The Folds of the Earth

I took this while I was cooking alive in Death Valley, California. It must have been like 130 degrees outside (but quite dry) or something. That’s next level stuff. On another note, I heard there are a lot of hate groups forming in this area, but it’s not that bad because it’s a dry hate.

The Folds of the Earth

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-08-26 12:33:53
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length85.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Thanks for Coming to the New York Talk!

Thanks to Max Stossel!

Max opened the show for us… he’s a special dude! Here’s a sample of what he does… hard to explain and easier to see!

More Editing from Jack’s Point

In today’s video, we get to see part two of some of the editing sessions from the photos I took at Jack’s Point. I’m not ecstatic about the way everything turned out, but you get to see everything anyway! 🙂

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Daily Photo – Thanks for Coming to the New York Talk!

Thanks again to everyone that came out to the talk at the Downtown New York Marriott! That was a lot of fun… I’m glad the talk resonated with you – at least I think it did! One of my favorite parts is after the event when everyone comes over to say hi. People share the craziest secrets with me! haha… it’s great. I’m a great secret keeper!

Thanks for Coming to the New York Talk!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-08-14 21:25:59
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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More of the Moeraki

New Star Wars Park

This is pretty cool – check out the new park Disney is building for Star Wars. I asked my Disney contact if we can get in there early to do a private photowalk. How cool would that be!?!

Daily Photo – More of the Moeraki

I haven’t been back to the Moeraki boulders in probably for years, but I did recently finish working on this shot. Seeing it reminds that I need to get back over there! It’s only about 2 or 3 hours away from here, and it sounds like another good reason for a road trip!

More of the Moeraki

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-11-27 21:09:13
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture11
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

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Stars in New Zealand

Don’t watch this on Mushrooms

Check out this crazy CGI videos this guy made…I’ve put 10 of them in a playlist for you (they last 30-60 seconds each). I’d love to find more of these. I think I could watch them for hours!

Daily Photo – Stars in New Zealand

It’s the middle of summer now, and you only get this Aurora Australis action down here in the winter months. When people ask me when they should come to New Zealand, I tell them it really doesn’t matter! Every season, especially on the south island is about exactly 3 months long and has a special flavor all of its own. We usually hold our Photo Workshops in the Autumn, because that’s one of my favorite times for photos… but if you want these Auroras, come in the winter.

Stars in New Zealand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-07-15 11:45:23
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Korean Prison in the Distance

Becoming an Artist, Episode 5

Welcome to the fifth week of the new year and the fifth episode of the show!

Daily Photo – The Korean Prison in the Distance

This is a shot from here in Queenstown atop Deer Park Heights. We brought one of our workshops up here early one morning to check out the scene. At the time, there was a Korean Prison built, and you can see it over on the left there. It was used for a totally terrible Disney movie and they just kind of left it up there. There’s no way the Department of Conservation would let you get away with that nowadays! I’m pretty sure it’s been destroyed now.

The Korean Prison in the Distance

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-02-08 11:32:54
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

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Beautiful Queenstown

Best Black Friday / Cyber Monday Photography Deals

Searching for the best photography deals? We’ve made a tidy little list which will hopefully save you time and money!

Only TWO spaces left for our New Zealand Photo Workshop

Also, be sure to pop over to our workshops page to get more info and sign up. You’ll love it! (Be sure to check out the Black Friday page above for a special offer on the Workshops…)

Daily Photo – Beautiful Queenstown

You might recognize this from a lot of advertisements that Google ran to promote its Chromebook laptops. That caused a minor point of contention, I will tell you, honestly. But I didn’t have any desire to sue Google because I have so many friends there. Besides, the idea to sue a big company is just an invitation for disaster, no matter how genuine and earnest the intention. I mentioned this issue one day when I was talking to Sergey and things were worked out.

Anyway, this is one of the scenes you’ll see if you come out to New Zealand for the workshop! I only do one of these a year, and I have as good of a time as all of you!

Beautiful Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-02-08 11:45:33
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Flying Into Auckland

Luminar Tip – Dehaze

Here’s another tip for one of my favorite editing programs, Luminar. This one has to do with De-haze!

Daily Photo – Flying Into Auckland

I’ve made the flight back and forth to Auckland probably 20 times now. It’s a beautiful 1.5 hour flight where you get to sail across the top of New Zealand. About half of the way, you only see ocean, but it can make for some amazing clouds as they form on the coast. We get a warm wet wind that blows in from Australia across the Tasman Sea. When it collides with the NZ coastline, you get all kinds of fancy clouds like this.

Flying Into Auckland

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-08-13 03:01:09
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.3
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length98.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

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