March 7, 2015

Miami Airport; Woman waiting outside Men's restroom


Miami airport 6AM March 7, 2015. Young woman waiting for BF outside men's restroom. Couldn't resist capturing the visual. So natural.

March 6, 2015

Travel FROM St Croix


Have been on St Croix, USVI this week working as part of a TV Film crew. This was a scene along the shoreline yesterday as we collected BRoll footage. With David Haycox and Joy Tatem Haycox and three others.

February 26, 2015

Snow Flight with DJI Inspire 1



With 4 inches of fresh snow, needed a takeoff and landing pad for the DJI Inspire 1 to keep camera and gimbal dry. Assistant Jackie Burwood and I made one of thick cardboard and some paint. Aerial view from 315'; red arrow at takeoff and landing. -- at Virginia Beach, Virginia.

February 22, 2015

Mexican Island Lodging (Aerial)



Sometimes the island lodging is thatched roof primitive, but last week on Cozumel, Mexico, was in pretty decent digs, Hotel Cozumel. Photos by the DJI Inspire 1 drone from over the dock looking back at hotel, then the hotel pool and inner courtyard yesterday morning just after sunrise and a taxi to the airport. My 2nd floor room overlooked the pool on the left side behind the greenery.

February 12, 2015

Silver Tongued Evil Mermaid


Silver Tongued Evil Mermaid

Model: Iara Mandyn
Tail: Mertailor Mermaid Tails By Eric Ducharme
Location: Rudee Inlet Rocks and 52nd Street Moon, oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA -- with Iara Mandyn.

February 9, 2015

Mara Strickland, local musician


Yesterday I was flying the DJI Inspire 1 drone around the VaBch ferris wheel in the dusk afterglow; today worked with Marah Strickland, vocalist and guitarist. Both the drone and Marah and I get along great, so two fine days in a row! -- with Marah Strickland.

February 7, 2015

Scubalab Scuba Diving Magazine Spread


Scubalab Scuba Diving Magazine; Cover


Model Christina Macfarlane in the bubble storm in white Seawing Nova fins courtesy of Brad Lally at SCUBAPRO.


Model John Wilkins in one of the 7 mil wetsuits for the Protection leader page


Model John Wilkins in a cloudy day under/over for the Buoyancy leader page. This was one of the first days using the Profoto B1 portable strobes. Love them.


Model John Wilkins breathing a SCUBAPRO S560 second stage.


Model Greg Powers in the Instruments section leader page.


Model Christina Macfarlane with a SeaLife digital setup for the Imaging section.


Model Christina Macfarlane near the surface with a wrist light searching the bottom of the Black Lagoon for the Accessories section.

February 1, 2015

AB RIB gets a new 25hp Mercury Outboard



AB RIB gets a new 25hp Mercury outboard and loaded on trailer for some work at Lakeside. It will be the shallow water drone launchpad and Eastern Shore island exploring/shooting boat for warm weather. At Lynnhaven Marine service and rigging departments, Virginia Beach, VA.

January 29, 2015

Brynna Raine playing the Cello


This is my Adobe Premier Pro software tutor on the cello we keep in the studio. Our latest Premier Pro editing project was this week; created a template for new video demo reels from the DJI Inspire 1 drone.

Model: Brynna Raine
Cello: Courtesy Bodyart Dance Company, NY
Hair: Smuckers Grape Jelly

January 25, 2015

DJI Phantom 2 Vision + at Brock Environmental Center


Flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ at Brock Environmental Center in subdued ambient light adding light to the Phantom. I was experimenting to perfect this kind of light for an upcoming project.

You're maybe thinking nighttime pizza or Uncle Harry's Frozen Ice Cream Cakes by drone. Nope.

January 18, 2015

DJI Inspire 1 Drone Hovering


Badass DJI Inspire 1 drone hovering with landing gear down during quick 10 minute flight to get some stick time after monsoon rains this morning. Landed after this shot.

January 17, 2015

DJI Inspire 1 Quad Drone


Badass DJI Inspire 1 Quad Drone completed first checkout flight this afternoon. Flew like a bird.

January 15, 2015

DJI Inspire 1 Quad Drone; no props


The very bad ass DJI Inspire 1 quad is here and undergoing acceptance testing. Needed firmware upgrade to kill a couple of bad habits. I'm spending some time flying it in the Simulator just because I haven't flown a Simulator before. Very cool stuff. Should have it in the air shooting in a day or two.

Yeah, came in its own ballistic nylon case. Very baddd.

January 12, 2015

Not all who wander are lost


I've liked this quote since first seeing it and it's been attributed to Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band). But, it actually came from J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and numerous other books. It came from this: "All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by frost." -- with Jerry Garcia.

Great Hammerhead Shark off Bimini, Bahamas Islands


Drones are great tools for getting different photo perspectives, but for different subject matter, Great Hammerhead Sharks cruising by the camera work extremely well. Location: 35' of water off Bimini, Bahamas Islands with some friends specifically searching for these sharks. Bingo. Success.