Friday, August 08, 2008

Speaking at Brooks Institute of Photography

I got to speak to a class that will be graduating shortly from Brooks Institute of Photography mainly on the subject of Digital Asset Management. We basically went over most things related to computers, storage, capture, Lightroom / Aperture really anything digital, from what a scratch disk is to how to manage your files. The students were really receptive and asked really good questions and actually seamed interested!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

LightSource Photography Podcast - E067 Simone

Check out our shout out on's Podcast on the iTunes store!

Chase Jarvis Vid

For those of you who missed it! Check it out here!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

In the trees with Marla Rutherford

Last week we got to go to the beautiful Russian River with Marla Rutherford and the Divas from WWE. A fairly straightforward shoot, we picked up the grip and lighting from LA Photo Group, a fellow Sprinter owner and we were off to the races. 

Our HD3 worked all day with out a hitch tethered to our laptop, we decided to go with the laptop for mobility sake since we needed to get 7 shots done in 8 hours. With our custom box we had all the hard drive space and battery life we could ever need. With a simple swap of hard a hard drive into the van we edited and processed out the files and the client was off to catch their flight.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Leopard, Canon, Capture One Pro Tethering Resolution

This article has to do with getting Canon Camera tethering with Capture One Pro in Leopard.

Follow this file path /System/Library/Image Capture/Devices/Type8Camera move the Type8Camera to the desktop incase you need it later, then delete the Type8Camera file from the orignal folder. If it give you the message cannot delete go to applications/utilities and open the activity monitor, in the upper right corner is a search input, search for Type8Camera, then click in the upper right corner quit process, then you can go back and delete the Type8Camera file. Open Capture one and all should be good

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1Ds Mark III / WFT-E2A missing instruction!

I recently got to use the canon WFT-E2A wireless transmitter, tethered via Ethernet which is great but there is a missing step that I would like to share. In the new EOS utility make sure you go under preferences and make sure you check the bottom box; Register WFT Pairing Software in Login Options.

Also FTP is faster!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Up high with Vincent Laforet

We had the pleasure of working with Vincent Laforet in San Francisco. Vincents work is quite unique his high angle perspectives are very cool, you may have seen his work in National Geographic in February in the story about the drying of the west. Vincent is also a huge Aperture guy check out his video about him shooting the Chrysler Building also his article on apple about him working.

In order to capture the image for the shoot we ran two 150' cat 6 cables up to the cherry picker, the first to send the image from the 1Ds Mark III and the second so the laptop in the lift could use Apple Remote Desktop to see what was going on in the van. This way it was only the Photographer and the operator in the lift, the Art director and the clients could hang out in the van and watch the shoot.

With a 3am call time and a very limited time frame to shoot on the embarcadero being able to show up and be ready to shoot by the time we pull the parking brake, and being able to drive off seconds after the shoot is invaluable. Spend more time shooting and less time setting up and breaking down! After we finished shooting we were escorted by San Francisco's finest to Pier 34 to finish the post production.

A week with Chase Jarvis

I just spent a week in San Diego with the crew at Chase Jarvis Inc. He is quite an inspirational person as well as photographer, I first ran into him at Brooks Institute of Photography when he came to speak about his photography. What impressed me was not only his photography but also his openness about the business and everything he does, a lot of photographers are very closed about how they do things for some irrational fear of someone stealing their method,. Chase Jarvis puts all this information on his blog so people can have intelligent conversations about it, and learn! I have also seen this secretive operation in the digital teching industry and I say ask us anything and we will tell you how we do it!

Chase with his #1 Scott

They don't get that much sun up in Seattle

Cody the man with the video cam

The whole crew watching the sunset at Sunset Cliffs

Chase and his wonderful Wife / Producer Kate

The Van hanging out at sunset cliffs

Working away, nothing like a 5am Call time

Its good for parties too!

I like this shot thank you Chase!

The van multitasking

The crew at the van