Archive for Photography Video

Why I’ll Never Be an Actor

Posted in eBooks, Filter, Good News, Humor, Instruction, Photography Gear, Techniques, Videos, VWBlog with tags , , , , , on May 26, 2011 by Darwin

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Some of you may have seen the goofy video that Samantha and I made called “Six Silly Uses of the UV Filter“.  That video is below if you haven’t  suffered through it yet. You wouldn’t believe hard hard it was for me to make that video (or if you know me, you might not be surprised at all). It seems I just couldn’t and still can’t memorize lines. So much for my acting career…. Oh well, check out the blooper video below and watch me stumble over and over and over again. I may not be able to act but at least I am having fun – I think. Be aware there is a bit of cursing involved (I seem to remember how to say those words perfectly well!). And of course Samantha was flawless (well almost).

More on Serious Photography

Posted in Good News, Humor, Photography Gear, Videos with tags , , , , on May 19, 2011 by Darwin

Anyone who follows this blog knows that I think photography is a ‘serious’ endeavor. I mean really, what is more important than taking pictures??? (Well, maybe playing with gear, but that’s another post).

My friends over at The Camera Store have made a great new video called Battle at F-Stop Ridge – check it out! Serious stuff!

Serious Photographers

Posted in Art of Photography, Good News, Humor, Videos, Workshops and Seminars with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2011 by Darwin

It seems some photographers just take themselves a little too seriously… check out this guy below — yikes!

If you want to learn more about how this ‘world traveler’ does photography (in his backyard) then come on out this weekend to The Complete Photo with Samantha and me for some  instruction on the art of photography and a few chuckles as well. Thanks to Sam for making this fun little video!

Weekly Photo – July 30

Posted in Articles about Photography, Inspirations, Photography Gear, TCBlog, Techniques, Weekly Photo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2010 by Darwin

©Darwin Wiggett - Canon EOS-1ds Mark III, 24mm Tilt-Shift Lens

I used my standard ‘prairie’ filtering technique (a Singh-Ray Cokin Z-pro sprocket mount LB warming polarizer plus a 4×6 Singh-Ray Two-Stop hard-Edge Grad in a Cokin Z-Pro Holder) to even out the exposure between the sky and the foreground in this scene. I also used the shift feature on my Canon 24mm TSE lens to make a big square image (click on the photo to see a larger version). If you are interested in exactly how I made this photo, check out the video below. The only thing the video does not show is my post-processing procedure which is simply using Photo Merge in Photoshop CS-5 to merge the two component images. Finally I used a strong s-curve on the photo to punch up the contrast in the scene. As you will see the video is ‘on the fly’ (or mosquito in this case) and anything can happen.

Into the Field with the Pros

Posted in Good News, Photography Gear, Techniques with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2010 by Darwin

For SNAP! which was held on April 24 and 25, John Marriott and Samantha Chrysanthou and yours truly had a video made by Dave Barton. See what it is like to be in the field with the ‘pros’ 😉