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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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Two toddlers Two Parents One Van, Thirty Days

How we learned the art of small living while exploring the country.

Our Sprinter van is parked for the night at the Arapaho National Forest in Colorado at 13,000 feet, overlooking the pristine snowmelt lake lined with snow-capped mountains, so close you can hike to the snow line in a few minutes, in August.   My wife is off on her morning run and I am up to greet the dawn and make that requisite hot pot of french press coffee. I open my arms out wide and carefully peek out the window to the grand scenery just outside our little home on wheels. I grab the computer and begin to write an ode to the day or retouch an image shot the day before.

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