Category Archives: Technology

WS Bluebox

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I’ve been playing guitar, mostly electric, since I was 11 years old. Every once in a while, I look for something new to try. It turns out that the very day that I looked at 3 string blues sticks at L&M would be the day I would hear about Cigar Box Guitars and Craig Williams. I knew I didn’t buy the blues stick for a reason! Craig was that reason! I ordered a box right way which turned into a budding musical friendship and inspired the following interview. Also note that 17000 of the Alan Lomax recordings are now available online.

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#Instabuse

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Facebook…blah, Twitter…#whocares, Instagram…LIKE. There’s never a certainty as to which social platform will outwit, outsmart, outplay the others – but, I would like to think Instagram has a solid chance.  I suppose what intrigues me most, is the fact that we are no longer required to write or speak to communicate effectively. Instagram is also currently free from the spam that fills many of the other platforms. Despite this, there’re a few instances where Instagram is being internally abused.

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BLOGG’N

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Since you don’t really know much about me, let me do my best to give you a little info.  First off, I’m a proud British Columbian. Second, I’m a lover of the mountains and the ocean. Third, I’m a camera enthusiast that has had the honour of working with Brainfarm Cinema and Travis Rice for the past five years on “That’s It, That’s All” and most recently “The Art Of Flight”.

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SQUARE PHOTO, ROUND LENS

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I shoot with my Hasselblad a lot. I talk about it a lot too. Probably ad naseum. But I get asked the same question all the time so what can I say?: “what’s your favourite camera to shoot with??”. I’m not gonna lie and change my answer just because I always say the same thing. They should ask more original questions right??

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HIGHER FLASH SYNC SPEEDS

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Today’s Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras (DSLR) have a flash sync limitation of 200, 250 or 320, depending on the model. For us snowboarding photographers, we’ve been dealing with this rather slow sync speed since the early days of snowboard documentation. There are a few different techniques in squeaking out a higher shutter speed to properly catch fast moving action while using artificial light.

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PROJECT FILM

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I’ve been shooting Polaroid film and experimenting with different types of film/cameras for a minute now; really sucks that Polaroid film had been around for so long and now that it’s nearly impossible to find, it is when I really get into it.

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DEATH VALLEY

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This past June I was on my way to Mammoth driving north on the 395 from LA. I saw a sign that said, “Death Valley 104” and thought to myself, “that’s not too far, maybe drive through there on my way back.”  So after a week of sun & snowboarding in Mammoth I drove back down the 395 a couple hours and stayed the night in Lone Pine (a small town at the base of Mt.Whitney) and would begin my Death Valley excursion in the AM.
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