It was by best intentions that I was going to blog away while on assignment , but like all good laid plans that was put to bed early on day 1 ..
the assignment was to cover six international riders as the road from one side of the island to the other… in four days not a easy feat and going down some of the most scenic areas we have in New Zealand. (more…)
Every year ,I take on a job where the payback is not measured in money return, or in contract negations etc, (in fact its two jobs a years as I also do a Charity event once a year as well for Pro bono ). but every year I take on a job were I have total creative freedom to create a video piece or a still Photography assignment on what every floats my boat or in this case spins my wheels.. (more…)
Co Owner of our sister Site www.thevc.co.nz Hamish Hooper who has been in San francisco for the past 5 months working as the producer /editor and shooter with the Americas’s Cup Campaign , gives a bit of a insite what it is like from his point of View ….
www.thevc.co.nz co owner Hamish Hooper ( and a sister site to this one ) is in San Fran shooting video of the Emirates Team New Zealand quest to bring the cup home for the Team , I have shot Three America’s Cup over My time as a still Photographer so here’s hoping it can bring it back home so we can shoot a bit more (more…)
And then you throw in camera gear and it gets even harder . Over the years I have gone from the photographer that wanted lots of gear to the photographer who has lots of gear and now wants less gear .. if that kinda makes sence.. I now buy gear that is top quailty but also light and easier to travel with . (more…)
I have just finished doing a project with Nikon ( which is odd in its self as I’m a canon shooter usually ) (more…)
The second part of of the blue seventy shoot was in Taupo , at a round of the contact ri series , mainly as the blue Seventy trailer was there loaded up with all the gear and a stream of athletes , that the blue Seventy rep Warren Benny could talk into to go for a swim it was a pretty good to day with the weather playing along so it didn’t take to much convincing to get swimmers to take the plunge images were all shoot on a 5 d mark2 and a five d mark 3 with everything from a 16mm lens to a 500mm , I’m looking to have a bit of a test with a canon 1d x C in the next few weeks , so will look forward to that as well .
Mr Dot Com has been in the news quite a bit lately so it wasn’t a huge surprise when I got the first call to go and cover , but by the week end I had visited the dotcom mansion three times for three different publication for three different countries .. that is a first for me …..oh one was for Spiegel magazine from Germany ,The wall Street Journal in New York , and Bloomberg from Hong Kong
As part of the assignment to Vietnam part of it was to shoot a small promo video of the trip well it now all completed and live check it out here .
it was shot with a canon 5d mark3 and three lens and a bit of Gopro actio in there as well
[vimeo width=”640″ height=”480″]http://vimeo.com/54305592[/vimeo]
One of my latest purchases from progear has been a a couple of canon 600ex and a ST-E3 , a 600ex is the latest flash from Canon . To be fair Canon has always been lacking in the old flash dept , they have never been that great (nikon always had the jump in that dept) (more…)
It funny how things work as you get older …., when I was a young fella ( a long time ago) I never really thought a tripod was ever really needed , you only ever used them when you had to ,they were big and a pain to carry around . (more…)
Shot a few bottles for a long standing client Charlie’s (a great West Auckland Company which sold to a Japanese company a while ago) kinda saw the company grow.
I have always enjoyed shooting products in studio , its always quite a challenge (more…)