Italy – Stuck in Customs

Colors of Venice

Lemurs Getting High

I didn’t see any Lemurs doing this in Madagascar, but I wish I would have! It’s really hilarious! 🙂

Daily Photo – Colors of Venice

I’ve spent about three months in Venice in total and I can tell you that most days are foggy and moody like this. I think three months over three different trips is enough of statistical sampling to make this statement true. To me, this is a good thing because it makes for amazing photography. I think when a lot of people go on vacation they want it to be sunny and perfect all the time, but that doesn’t always make for the most romantic photos.

Colors of Venice

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  • Date Taken2016-02-03 09:36:24
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length45.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Another Day in Venice

This is what 320 Lasers Look like

I’m not sure what show this is, but these lasers are out of control!

that geometry tho from DMT

Daily Photo – Another Day in Venice

I gotta say, taking a decent photo in Venice is pretty easy. One challenge (if any) is to try not to get too many tourists that “stand out” in the photo. Removing all tourists is almost impossible, so I at least try to wait a few minutes until all the tourists in the photo are non-descript. That is, as you can see in this photo, you can see they are tourists around but they don’t distract from the main point of the photo.

Another Day in Venice

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  • Date Taken2015-05-01 00:27:08
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Waiting for a ride in Venice

6 Days to Air

This documentary is so funny… Here is a link to one of my favorite parts where Trey is voicing the part of a Japanese guy. This particular episode is about people agreeing to Apple’s T&C’s and not reading exactly what is involved.

Daily Photo – Waiting for a ride in Venice

Venice is one of the most romantic places in the world. I absolutely love it, especially when it gets foggy and moody. I like how these gondoliers have these incredible outfits. Have you ever noticed that Italians look cool wearing everything?

Waiting for a ride in Venice

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  • Date Taken2016-01-31 19:08:52
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length92.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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A Final Night in Venice

Incredible Talent

Watch how this artist makes these carvings in wood… just wowsers!

Daily Photo – A Final Night in Venice

Here’s a new photo I edited from Venice. I was there for about three weeks, and it wasn’t until the last few days that I finally stopped getting lost! This was edited with Aurora HDR 2019, btw…

A Final Night in Venice

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  • Date Taken2016-01-22 17:21:54
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture11
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Beautiful Details in Venice

Joe Rogan and Elon Musk

This entire video is worth watching… it got some flak because Elon does a little weed towards the end of the show, but who cares? That’s just a lot of overly conservative people that complain that think they know something about drugs, but actually do not. Anyway, forget about that… the entirety of the subject matter covered is extremely interesting.

Daily Photo – Beautiful Details in Venice

It goes without saying that this is one of the most photogenic cities in the world. The obvious things are the canals and bridges, but each day, I would give myself a quota of taking photos of 50 detailed objects. This light was really beautiful, and it was hanging over an intersection of two canals. I have no idea how they would change the lightbulbs… they would need a really tall boat or a really tall Italian.

Beautiful Details in Venice

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  • Date Taken2020-04-09 18:08:43
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The Pantheon

#1 on Amazon!

Hey thanks everyone for getting the new book! You helped get it to #1 in its category!! 🙂 It’s officially released now, and you can get the paperback version if you want that too. 🙂

Jim Gaffigan Comedy Special

Make sure you check out his new special on Netflix. This guy cracks me up…

Daily Photo – The Pantheon

Here’s the Pantheon in Rome. It’s hard to believe this building is 2,000 years old! I edited this single RAW photo using Aurora HDR 2019. This is an old photo, from probably over eight years ago. I still have SO MANY unprocessed photos, and it’s fun to go back to them now and process them using new tools.

The Pantheon

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  • Date Taken2016-01-19 19:20:31
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Beautiful Venice in Morning Light

United Airlines Nonsense

I admit that I am very spoiled flying on some great airlines, almost exclusively 100% outside of the United States. Whenever I come back to the US, I am struck by how bad airlines are, and how ridiculous so many little things are. For example, look at this crazy upsell from United.


 

Daily Photo – Beautiful Venice in Morning Light

The two best times to explore Venice are at sunrise and sunset/night. In the middle of the day, cruise ships dump off thousands and thousands of people, so it’s quite touristy. That, in itself, is not bad, but it can have a certain feeling of chaos. It can also be hard to get photos when there are people crawling all over everything. In the middle of the day, after the crowds arrive, I usually go to a quiet non-touristy place to eat an early and long lunch, have wine, and then go back to the hotel for a 2-3 hour nana nap so I am fresh for the night!

Beautiful Venice in Morning Light

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  • Date Taken2015-05-10 12:39:23
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture8
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1
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A Lesser Known Square in Venice

Passport Sunday! Video Edit behind-the-scenes

I recently visited an amazing place in Fiji called Laucala Island. I’m old friends with the General Manager there and I primarily went there to take photos. But, while there, we decided to add a video to the mix. If you’re a Passport Member, you’ll hear more about the client work agreement that went into this and see how I  edit the video. I’ve gone back-and-forth with their marketing team a few times, so I’m trying to make everything perfect for them, being an over-deliver kinda guy like I am!

Quadcopter Tutorial

If you’re a Passport member you also get full access to my all-new Quadcopter tutorial that will hopefully save you countless weeks of trouble, as you learn from all the mistakes I have made! There is a great section at the end about editing video too that I think you’ll enjoy.

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Video Edit behind-the-scenes of the Fiji Project

I used Screenflow Pro to do all the editing for this video, even though I actually recommend Final Cut or Premiere for more serious videos. Screenflow was just barely strong enough to do all the heavy lifting for this one. Anyway, in this video, you’ll see how I chose to edit and re-organize this video based on client feedback.

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Daily Photo – A Lesser Known Square in Venice

I found this place by accident when I was arriving into Venice and trying to find my digs for the Biennale. I now know my way around the confusing town, but it’s really kind of a drain when you are dragging a big bag all around the city with you. Most of the effort is getting up and down over dozens of bridges… and there is always a sinking feeling that you’re going completely the wrong direction and will have to go back over that same bridge again!

A Lesser Known Square in Venice

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  • Date Taken2015-05-05 22:41:30
  • CameraDSC-RX100M3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
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Textures of Venice

Drunk Golfer Fun

Based on today’s Venice post, I was thinking about the time Rene fell into a canal in Venice, Italy. This video below never fails to make me laugh. I mean, you know what’s gonna happen, but it still always cracks me up.

Daily Photo – Textures of Venice

Last time I was in Venice, I was there for a long 3 weeks. That’s a long time to be in a place! Hey, but I got to know it really well! It took me about 10 days before I stopped getting lost. Well, sometimes at night when I would walk around my friends, taking a drink of wine every time we crossed a bridge (we call it bridge-wine), we would end up getting quite lost. That may have been a contributing factor to Rene falling in a canal one night.

Textures of Venice

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  • Date Taken2016-02-05 08:14:48
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1.4
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length55.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Carnivale Fun in Venice

Cliff Baise Paintings

My friend Cliff has started really getting into painting. Check out his latest Venice-related creation!

Daily Photo – Carnival Fun in Venice

Here’s one of about 1,000 photos I took of the awesome costumes in Venice during Carnivale. I highly recommend going to Venice at this time of year if you are interested in taking photos of people but kind of shy. Every one of them loves having their photos taken. And, it’s totally free. I was afraid they would charge money or something… but they do it for the fun of it. I sometimes wonder what kind of people they are. My guess is they, themselves, are secretly very shy, and this is their one chance to safely be extroverted and the center of attention.

Carnival Fun in Venice

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  • Date Taken2016-02-09 17:02:27
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length100.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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