Award Winning Video!

Award Winning Video!

I’m very pleased to announce my recognition earlier this year as a Silver Medal Award winner in the 2017 GWA Media Awards, Digital Media > Single Video category!  The GWA, formerly Garden Writers of America, is an organization of professional communicators in the green industry including book authors, bloggers, syndicated columnists and freelance writers, photographers, […]

Happy Holidays, 2017!

please ask about bringing your projects to life with with video and multimedia   2017 has been another banner year here in Seattle, with many returning clients from past years and more than the usual number of new clients, too.  if you’re interested in learning more about working with video or cinemagraphs (a part photo-part […]

Videos of Architecture

Videos of Architecture

Using video to showcase objects that don’t move, like architecture, has always been a bit tricky.   But techniques like timelapse, and new formats like cinemagraphs, can help add life and motion to otherwise static (or else very slow-moving), subjects.   This short video is a combination of a timelapse video and a cinemagraph.  To […]

Cinemagraphs for Marketing

Cinemagraphs are still images with small, subtle motion first created by photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck.  They’re a popular way of combining stills and video in to a single frame.  More than an animated GIF, cinemagraphs start with a short video file, then cover it with a still frame, and finish by masking off […]

Drone Photography vs. Helicopter Aerial Photos

Drone Photography vs. Helicopter Aerial Photos

There’s been an awful lot of news coverage lately regarding Unmanned Aerial Systems — UAS or UAV(ehicle) — more commonly called drones. Since I’ve loved flying and been a licensed private pilot for more than 30 years (more on that here) and an aerial photographer for the past 15 years, I’ve been paying attention to […]

New Drone Regulations to Take Effect August 29 Will Affect Photography

New Drone Regulations to Take Effect August 29 Will Affect Photography

In June 2016, the FAA approved new guidelines covering the use of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones.  The new guidelines are due to take effect at the end of this month, beginning on August 29, 2016 . Previously, private, hobby-flying drones fell under the FAA designation of model or hobby aircraft and as […]

New Video Marketing piece

New Video Marketing piece

    Many thanks to Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers.com , the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, and Lisa Waud creator of The Flower House  and owner of Pot&Box in Detroit for working with me on this really fun video project. It came together in a hurry and we pulled it off! I love working with […]

Drone Do – Drone Don’t!

We all know that small, remotely-operated, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s, or drones) equipped with still and video cameras have exploded on the scene in the past 2-4 years. They are inexpensive, popular, and relatively easy to fly right out of the box. They give the feeling of playing a video game while capturing images unavailable […]

Ever Wondered What It’s Like to Photograph from a Helicopter?

Ever Wondered What It’s Like to Photograph from a Helicopter?

As the weather starts to warm up (70 degrees here in Seattle today!), the trees continue to leaf out, and the grass greens, I’m getting ready for my annual group aerial photography shoots.  I’m already starting to collect sites and locations from clients in Portland, OR, Seattle, and Bremerton.  I look forward to these aerial […]

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