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Nevada Shooters Precision Rifle Event – 6-11-11

June 11th, 2011 by Rick

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June 5th, 2011 by Rick

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Windy day for a picnic…

May 30th, 2011 by Rick



More on Multimediography @ CES 2011

January 10th, 2011 by Rick


I had a great time over the past 6 days working as a multimediographer for the Techpodcasts team at CES 2011!  My primary role was shooting video while the individual show hosts interviewed exhibitors on the convention floor.  These videos were fed into a Newtek Tricaster for play during breaks from the live streaming, and for play overnight.  These videos, including two that we shot at the NBC Universal set (above) will also play for many months to come at Techpodcasts.com (we shot a TON of content!).

For still photography, I broke out the Nikon D7000 to grab photos from the show, including shots of the show talent, products and a few behind-the-scenes shots.  I shot RAW + .jpg in the camera (RAW on one card, .jpg on the other) which helped us get the files uploaded fast.  Most were shot without a flash (thanks to the great high-ISO performance of the D7000) and I got the vast majority of them right in the camera.  These photos are up on the Techpodcasts Flickr stream now and will soon be in my Flickr stream and in this gallery.  We covered the gamut of technology at CES 2011 including everything from pocket sized USB gadgets all the way up through the just-announced 2012 Ford Focus Electric.

I also had a chance to run the Tricaster for a couple of hours during live streaming (above).  Very, very cool…  I got a few tips from @planojac and then jumped in.  I made a few mistakes, but kept the show running while Jack jumped out to take a look around on the exhibit floor.  It was awesome to see the viewers participate via chat during the live streaming – it added another dimension for them (and for us!).

Six days, many miles walked and some very sore muscles, but it was a great experience!  It was great to be able to jump into both the video and photography worlds, all at once, in a fast-paced environment.  Photographers who aren’t brushing up on their video skills should be, and videographers who aren’t learning photography are missing out as well.  Multimediographer skills are necessary in New Media!


CES 2011 – Multimediography

January 8th, 2011 by Rick

CES looks a little different from behind the lens.  I’ve been to CES a number of times over the years, but I’ve never worked it.  This year, I took the opportunity to team up with the Techpodcast Network as a multimediographer (my description of what I’m doing).  Long days, learning tons and having fun with great folks (including @geeknews, @SDRnews, @CarissaO, @geekazine, @EsbjornLarsen, @Fogview, @PlanoJac, @karlwireless).

The Techpodcast Network brings together several different shows under one umbrella for CES coverage.  We’re running a live broadcast stream from within the show (check it out on TPN.TV).  As a multimediaographer, I’m shooting many of the floor videos, taking tons of still photos and occasionally helping run the video switcher (a Newtek Tricaster).  Long days with lots of walking, but very cool.  More later :) .

“No Hands” Photography of the Las Vegas Skyline

December 4th, 2010 by Rick

Here’s a short video of Eddie Yerkish (Eddie Yerkish Photography) shooting photos of the Las Vegas strip from a hilltop on a cold and windy evening.

Las Vegas Snapshots

December 2nd, 2010 by Rick

Last night I ended up at the Aria and on the Las Vegas Strip with the D7000.  I had a chance to shoot, but with conditions – handheld only, and do it without unduly slowing down the people I was with (my boss and her boss).  They’re both patient and accommodating, but they didn’t come to watch me take pictures…

Within those boundaries, I think things worked out pretty well.  I was shooting bracketed for HDR (all of the gallery photos went through Photomatix).  The D7000 did great – I shot at 1600 ISO, at F2.8 with my Nikon 17-55.  The Aria is full of interesting sights and of course the strip is always interesting…  It reminded me that although I live here in Vegas, I don’t get down to the strip as often as I should to shoot photos.


Sunrise on Lake Havasu

November 29th, 2010 by Rick

Even on a cold November morning, Rotary Beach is a great place to watch the sunrise!  While much of the country was in the shopping malls on Black Friday, I took the opportunity to take a few videos and photos.  This short video clip shows the Lake Havasu Marina and the Nautical Inn from Rotary beach.


Nikon D7000 Continues to Impress

November 28th, 2010 by Rick

Over the long weekend, I had a chance to shoot more photos with the D7000.  These three photos in Lake Havasu City, Arizona were bracketed and processed with Photomatix.

This image of the London Bridge was taken about 30 minutes before sunrise.

A few minutes later, I found my way to the top of the bridge and took another series of bracketed photos of Havasu’s “founding fathers”.

A few minutes after sunrise, I made my way out to the edge of the lake.  Combining multiple images helps to smooth out the water (it was just a bit windy).

I continue to be impressed with the images I’m getting out of the D7000!  For a few more examples from “Lake Havasu City in November”, check out the gallery!  You’ll find a few more HDR images along with some single exposure, “native” photos.


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