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Have you seen the new page?

Have you seen the new page?

I added an “Aerial” page to the website and it is prominent in the menu bar. I wanted to create a new page highlighting the aerial video and photo services I am offering now. Want a rated, insured, professional for your aerial project? Check out the new page and contact me if you would like to learn more.

Would this be something you’re interested in? Excited about the possibilities? Let me know in the comments below:

Oh and don’t miss the short video I have embedded: read more

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Algonquin Preserve Fly Over

I shot this video while my wife was out exercising and exploring. This is a nature preserve in Algonquin, Illinois. The video was captured using a GoPro Hero 4+ Silver and 3DR Solo drone. It was edited using Premiere Pro CC. Can you tell that I like shooting with the quadcopter?

Want to find out about getting your own video made? Contact me!

And don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel.

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Why I have not been posting much.

I know I have gone off schedule.

I have not been posting weekly updates to my blog, not sharing with my readers.

I could make up some excuse, I could say I went on vacation, or even make up some other reason.

I have been sharing on my  2 different Instagram accounts.

Why I have not been posting much.

Why I have not been posting much.

Why I have not been posting much.

I have been working on my video production. Editing a lot of video and working on a project. Here is a sneak peak. Make sure you keep an eye on my YouTube channel and subscribe so you gt early notice when I upload something read more

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Lightroom Tutorial | Changing the crop overlay

The video below has my “1st” of many Lightroom Tutorials. I plan to share a short video talking about a specific action regularly. This week we will be touching on the Crop Overlay Tool. How can I change it?

There are many reasons why you may want to change the tool, but the main one I can think of is to help out with different compositional elements. Move away from the rule of thirds and try to compose an image to one of the other “rules”

You will need a basic understanding of Lightroom for this to be helpful. Take a workshop! read more

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Going in a new direction

I’ve decided that my blog will be heading in a new direction

I’m going to focus my future blog posts on tutorials and particularly Lightroom.

I originally started my blog to help out my writing skills. I have tried to focus on sharing some of my thought processes were for capturing photos. I have found that as the years have passed I am actually doing more video tutorials.

The video tutorials are also getting more attention on Youtube, driving more traffic to my website. From today on I am planning to share video tutorials.

I will do my best to address questions and requests. read more

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Our First Track Event [Video]

During the past week, Leyla had her first track meet.

It is always difficult when I’m by myself. Do I shoot video or do I shoot stills? Well, this time I tried something out. Something I have done for first-person video but never had tried with my iPhone. I attached my phone to a cold shoe mount. This allowed my to record video via the iPhone and shoot the still images at the same time.

Typically I capture first-person video via a GoPro attached to the camera. This time I wanted to try out the iPhone 7 Plus to see how the video turned out. I took my cold shoe mount, which has a 1/4-20 tripod mount on it, put my Joby cell phone to tripod adaptor on, attached all to my Sony A7 and set my iPhone to capture video. read more

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McHenry County Photographers Landscape Photo Contest

A few days ago I ended a small contest. The rules were simple, submit your best color landscape photo from the past year. The contest was open to those who joined our new group of McHery County Photographers on Facebook. Well as it turns out I couldn’t pick a winner. All of the photos that were submitted were stellar. I had a hard time just choosing one. Maybe if they were black and white it might have made things easier for me, but alas it wasn’t. So I decided to let fate choose. I entered the names in a raffle and randomly drew a winner. read more