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Cycles of a storm

While this was a simply a technical test to see how well a time-lapse rig would do during a thunderstorm, it does show just how violent and unpredictable such weather can be over a five hour span of shooting in extreme weather. I was lucky enough to have the building overhang protect the lens from the elements, but it demonstrated just how important a good vantage point and proper protection of the optics will be for a real shoot at a remote location.

  • Moonrise blends through misty clouds

    As a commercial photographer, I'm always doing tests to prepare for future shoots. This was just an exposure sequence test to see how the moon would look with different camera settings.

    Discovering timelapse, compressing time - 1999

    Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to make my photos move. Early on, it was just a daunting dream really, since it would have required access to a true motion picture film camera, and a lab that could both process it and digitize it. But the digital…

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