Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

JOHNSON YANG’S POOL SHOOT

I helped Johnson Yang with his underwater pool photography on Saturday in Los Angeles. The air temp was 108F degrees so the 89 degree pool seemed cool. I supplied a Nexus 5D and 5DMK2 housing with 20mm lenses. Also used the Nauticam 7D with a Tokina 10-17mm lens. Two...

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UNDERWATER PHOTO CLASS

Al Bruton and I had our annual underwater photo class in his pool for the SAMP members. We brought in a lot of equipment for the students. We had the PhaseOne camera with the P65+ digital back and the 28mm lens in the Nauticam NA645DF housing. The 60 mega pixel...

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WINE TASTING

T have been finishing up the photo session for Cougar wines. UMMMMM good stuff. More to come in October after harvest.

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IT IS WARMER

The National Snow and Ice Data Center Supporting Cryospheric Research Since 1976?449 UCB  University of Colorado  Boulder, CO 80309-0449 This is like watching a collision in slow motion. Last month, Arctic sea ice extent was the lowest ever recorded for any July in...

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PARALLEL DIMENSION

While I was diving the the Philippines I saw this blue basket starfish and its dimensions and patterns struck an inspirational cord with me. I had been reading Michio Kaku's book on Parallel Worlds that is a journey into higher dimensions and the string theory seemed...

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THINGS AROUND THE YARD

Today I was able to take an hour off from yard work to photograph a few things that are growing here. I used the available light and placed them on a black cloth and photographed them with the Canon 5DMK2 and the 100mm macro lens. To get a better depth of focus on...

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REDONE VIDEO SHOOT

Today's video shoot in the studio used to high performance 4K RedOne video cameras operated by 5K Ninjas group. The Red One has over 5 times the resolution of an HD video camera, the RED ONE has earned its rightful place as the successor to 35mm film acquisition....

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COVER PHOTO BY MICHAEL MULLER

The august issue of Outside Magazine features Josh Mohr underwater taken by Michael Muller using our Profoto underwater flash units and the Nauticam NA-645 underwater housing for the Phase One camera and the new IQ-180 80 mega pixel digital back. The shot was taken in...

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GATES VIDEO LIGHTS

Gates has finished their new underwater video lights, the VL24 and VL-8 that are the new LED light output. These have two power setting and th ability to attach 82mm color correction filters to them. The VL-24 has a maximum light out put of 6000 lumens in an even...

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PHILIPPINE DIVING

Spent 15 days in the Philippines diving and posted the 5 books covering the dives on www.peterson.jalbum,net Check them out.

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NEW GATES PRODUCTS

Gates Underwater has developed some very good LED lights that are just what the HD video photographers need underwater. They are neutrally buoyant making them easy to use with light weight arms and helps keep the video housing level. The wide beam angle gives and even...

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PETROGLYPHS OF THE COSO

The rock cravings in the Coso mountain range is the largest collection in one place in North America. I first explored this area in 1963 while I was in the USAF and stained at Edwards AFB. I was blown away by all the carvings left by a people who the current indians...

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INFRARED ON OLD CREEK ROAD

I took the modified Canon 1DsMK2 out for a spin on Old Creek Road in the hills behind Cayucos. The sun was out there while the coast was fogged in. IR needs full sun to work well. What do you think? Is IR worth the drive?

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SEA WEED DAY AT THE BEACH

The beach here at Cayucos is loaded with kelp and sea weed from the heavy surf and wind. I spent about an hour and a half braving the wind and sand blast to take some images of the kelp that washed up on the sand. I used the Canon 5DMk2 and 7D with he 100 f2.8 macro...

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LOCATION SHOOT WITH MICHAEL MULLER

Client-Outside Magazine Production: Producit, Inc Location: Fantasy II Films - Sun Valley Photographer Michael Muller c/o Stockland Martel Creative Director Hannah McCaughey Outside Magazine Photo Editor Amy Feitelberg Outside Magazine Producer Kate Amengual Producit...

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TESTING THE INFRARED CAMERA

On my way up to Cayucos on highway 58 I had a chance to test the Canon 1DSMk2 with its BxW Infrared 16MP sensor. When I arrived in Cayucos th wind was plowing hard and the waves were crashing over the rocks.

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THE NEW PHASEONE IQ180 UNDERWATER

The new Nauticam housing for the PhaseOne IQ180, an 80 mega pixel camera, arrived and we photographed it in the studio yesterday. It is going out to Michael Muller the famous photographer who has a 12 episode underwater TV show to make over the next year. He will be...

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OLD MEMORIES AND OLD SLIDES

I'm still working on old slide and my duping system. I have recovered a lot of images that I should toss out because they were too dark. But I am able to restore most of them and i am very happy about that prospect.

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