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Success, what is it good for anyway?

What is success?  In 1994, before cell phones and before the adopted use of the internet, I graduated from art school, then like a hobo without a destination headed out into the world. I was full of energy and willpower.  In my mind, I would be successful, even if I had not really stopped to understand what “success” was.  What did success look like and how exactly would I get there?  I never really asked myself these questions, or if I did, I never fully answered them. Read more

Drone are for more than taking photos.

Using Drones for Supplemental Lighting

Since the colorado project in 2006, I had always seen the last piece of the lighting puzzle to be lights lofted above coming down at steller like angles.  I remember very clearly while shooting the old broken down general store in Animas Co thinking to myself, damn if I could get light about 30 feet up and directed it down on this thing or that, it would be the holy grail of my lighting desires!  My mind wistfully drew up plans of tethered balloons, hot air balloons, and the ubiquitous helicopter.  Yet in each of these grand visions was either technical or cost hurdles too great to mount a real charge.  And so after several years of flying drones, I finally was able to find the moment to attach some lights to a DJI Mavic 2 Pro and let em rip!      

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Travel Stories Empty Planes

I learned something years ago while on my way to Portugal to catch a ship while on a connecting flight in Germany.  Always find your gate and sit there, don’t go roaming around…cuz things change and we being humans lose track of time!  So I put that bit of travel savvy information to use while in Atlanta en route to Rochester.  We were scheduled for a shoot in a small town the next day.  This was not an ordinary architectural shoot there were $15k worth of models showing up for a tight shoot schedule so we HAD to be there ON TIME!
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