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"Up Close and Personal" with Kalebra Kelby

I sat down for a long, "Up Close and Personal" interview with my friend, Kalebra Kelby. It was a great talk, and I hope you enjoy it. Their team just put together a few highlights here for you. The whole thing is over at KelbyOne, along with two of my new classes. One is for Aurora HDR 2018 and the other is for Plotagraph.

Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain in 360!

Here's a cool little video that I took during the Cayman Cookout this year! It was shot with the Insta360 One, so you can control what you view while it plays. During this event, Eric and Anthony talk about traveling, food, and everything in between.

Also, reminder to check out my Insta360 Review that I finished last month. It’s a heck of a cool camera, even if you’re not that serious about it. The video you see below was taken just by attaching it to a tripod.

A Big Thank You to Passport Members!

Thank you Passport Members! Here's a quick video to show behind-the-scenes of the charity you're helping to fund! If you're NOT a Passport Member and didn't get to see the 60+ videos I released last year, then why not?!?! Sign up here - and thank you!


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Some recent images from the blog...

Tokyo, Japan
Here's a shot looking almost straight down from the Skytree in Tokyo. There is one very cool design element to this building in that you can actually look about 45 degrees downward from the top. Normally in these observation towers, you can only look straight out the window and “kind of” downward. But here, the viewing area lets you look over the edge and through angled windows so looking almost straight down is easy. There's even a little glass walkway that is pretty cool, as long as you are not afraid of heights!
Queenstown, New Zealand
"Fly, my pretties!" This is what I scream every time my quadcopter takes off. You have probably seen this angle of the mountains a million times by now; that's because this is what the mountains look like about 100 meters over my studio! But this was a very special evening because of this colorful summer storm that moved in. These were the colors… nothing added or subtracted! If you were watching my Instagram live stories from that day you may remember!
Tibidabo, Spain
Here is a shot from the interior of a Spanish cathedral. I was pleasantly surprised at how colorful and festive the painting was on the interior. Sometimes these cathedrals can be a bit pensive severe, warning worshippers of the infinite power of the Almighty. I quite prefer the bright and fanciful colors!
Venice, Italy
If you enjoy taking photos of people but are a little afraid of the social awkwardness of the practice, just book a room in Venice during Carnivale! These people LOVE having their photo taken. They basically slowly waltz around Venice all day long and pause here and there so people can take their photos. They don't charge money; they just enjoy being the center of attention. We all know these kind of people, like my daughter Scarlett for example, who you may know from my Instagram stories.
Barcelona, Spain
What a pretty city, eh? I was happy to be in good health this time in Barcelona. My first visit was about 5 years ago with my wife and I had the flu. Even though I was very excited to be there and take photos, I was just kinda low-energy-man. That's not like me! I'm normally full of vim and vigor. So, when I'm low-energy-man, I'm like a different person. But not this time, this time I was well-rested and ready to go!
Tibidabo, Spain
I obviously heavily processed this photo with one of my Lightroom Presets. I believe it was one of my “Sandstorm” ones from Burning Man. I think this place is beautiful, but I can't figure out why they put an amusement park up there. It makes it all a bit garish, I think. Even in this photo, you can see part of a rollercoaster in the lower right. Oh, this photo was taken with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro.
Antarctica
See that volcano in the distance? It doesn't look too far, does it? Assuming there was a road to the top, it would probably take about six hours to get up there by car! Stu and I asked if we could commandeer that truck and go on a joyride to the top. They told us no, that it probably would not be a good idea because it's actually an active volcano. We begrudgingly took their advice.
Rabat, Morocco
This is the second photo that I have edited from this tomb, and I believe I like this one better. It's amazing how much better I've come to learn Aurora HDR in just the past few years. In fact, I can't even remember if I edited the other photo from this tomb with Aurora or Photomatix. Man, my memory is the worst. THE WORST. I hope Google hurries up with their AI because my HI is really leaking like a sieve.
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