My good friend Paulina sent me this article from CNET where they compare the vocabularies of some of today’s hip-hop artists to that of Mr. Shakespeare. They used a photo of Aesop Rock that I shot in 2007 on a Holga.
In this video photographer David Robinson hooks an Elinchrom flash to a drone to get some spectacular lighting on his MTB shoot. I don’t think this will necessarily catch on as a trend but hey, it’s cool and different. Thanks to Zach Honahan for sending this in.
“The landscape of videos has changed. ‘Grounded’ was a DV project. The level of video production has been raised since ‘Grounded’. We’ve been flooded with amazing toys that are now affordable, so you can get higher level production quality without spending a fortune… I feel a lot more pressure on me to do good. It’s not just capturing the tricks, but telling a whole story. It’s a lot more fun.”
“…the last few years I’ve been trying to shake the fisheye. Every video, skate or bike, has a lot of fisheye shots. It has it’s place, but it’s nice to leave that lens until you really need it and see what else you can do.”
We start by talking about my hard drive that crashed last year and what we do as insurance against events like that.
I’ve done some reading about formatting memory cards and it seems to be split pretty evenly between people saying that cards should be formatted often and people who rarely do. I will continue to keep my “keepers” on the card itself, deleting the nonsense one-at-a-time without formatting the entire thing, and see how it goes. I’ll keep you updated.
Backblaze – the data backup service I use now
Mark Losey – OG BMX photographer
Nick Tellez photo posted by DIG
Kevin’s instagram with a lot of the photos he’s talking about
The Fiend instagram that features a lot of Kevin’s work
Travis asks if we think that Instagram is a graveyard for our photos
(waiting for the scan from Kevin) Kevin’s medium format shot of the same whip, decidedly late and with a crucial flash misfire
Jeff Zielinski photo of Ty Morrow from the cover of RideBMX a few years ago (“Behind The Cover” interview with Jeff and Ty about shooting this)
Shouts to Matt Closson
Garrett pegs hard from his Red Bull video
Garrett’s ender from “Fiending”
“A computer with a lens on it” -Travis
Travis’ entry into the Broc Raiford hop photo contest back in the day
Dorothea Lange died exactly 51 years from the day we recorded this podcast
We miss Props so fucking bad.
We talk a bit about how people represent themselves via interviews or social media versus their real-life personalities. Not very related but an interesting topic.
My Lumedyne Action Pack started working again thanks to a new charger… So before you go replacing or throwing out electronics, try a different charger.
We talk about our film processing/scanning habits
Camera Exposure in San Diego
***Don’t use any film labs that have HDR images hanging on their walls.
Travis explains his disdain for immediately reviewing digital images (see: chimping)
We talk for a while about the tendencies of a typical digital shooter as opposed to a film shooter.
***Focusing using Live Mode is easier/more accurate than looking through the lens, in my experience.
The term used to describe zoom lenses that hold a focus point while zooming is parfocal. Not all zoom lenses are parfocal, some are varifocal. Someone started this list of parfocal zoom lenses. Kevin understands that any lens with internal zooming and without image stabilization is parfocal.
We talk for a minute about mirrorless cameras and how it’s not as gratifying to shoot with them because of the sounds of a mechanical camera.
“It’s all about the final image I guess, right?”