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Lee Morris

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How A $300 Camera Could Change The Movie Industry

What if you could shoot 1080p video for just $300 with a camera that was waterproof, basically indestructible, and so small and light it could be mounted anywhere? What if that camera could also shoot 60fps for amazing slow motion? This camera is the GoPro HD and we own 2 of them. Watch this video and then check out the previous post. I’m not saying that the GoPro is better than a pro film camera, but it does bring up an interesting debate. Which style of video do you like more and why?


GoPro HD HERO camera: The Ski Move from GoPro on Vimeo.

A Small Taste Of What It Takes To Film A Ski Movie

In February, Patrick and I flew to Colorado to film Dave Lehl shooting snowboarders. It was an eye opening experience but it was still relatively easy for us because we were simply documenting the event. Warren Miller has a different task; he is in charge of shooting full length ski videos on film and they have to look perfect. This video will give you a very small glimpse of what that really means.


Warren Miller Films shoots at Heavenly – January 2010 from Deep Roots Media – Dane Henry on Vimeo.

Proof That Hand Models Are Insane

Does anyone remember the Domino’s Pizza “cheese puller” video that we posted a few months back? Well I remember commenting about that lady because she seemed a little crazy. Well she did seem crazy until I saw this interview with Ellen Sirot. We all take our job seriously… but com’on… Check the full post for another video of her acting insane and a Funny Or Die spoof.


Ty Michael Shoots Half Dressed Women With Weapons

Here at Fstoppers we are all about INFORMATIVE BTS videos. Although this video does lack a few of the technical details I usually look for, there are a ton of great bits of inspiration to take away from it. Ty Michael’s lighting schematics, clothing design, and especially his location and sets stand out to me. I know a few of these ideas may show up in a photoshoot or two of mine in the future.


Ty Michael Behind the scenes 01 from Ty Michael on Vimeo.

How To Shoot Fashion Photography In A Pool

Even if you have never shot pictures underwater before, I bet it has crossed your mind. I know I’ve tried it a few times and failed miserably. Luckily there are talented guys out there like Cal Mero who are masters at shooting below the surface. Check out his latest BTSV which is packed full of priceless underwater shooting tips. Do you want more info on shooting underwater? Check out DivePhotoGuide.com


Cal Mero Underwater Fashion Photographer from DivePhotoGuide.com on Vimeo.

The Creation Of The 2011 Pirelli Calendar NSFW

Pirelli is constantly pushing the envelope with their sexy Calendars. This year, mega fashion designer/photographer Karl Lagerfeld was in charge of shooting this Greek Goddess themed photoshoot. Karl seems to shoot most of the shots with 1 single bare bulb flash and his images are stunning. Once again this video is NSFW has quite a bit of nudity. To watch the video, please view the full post.


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Vincent Laforet Plays DP For TV Commercial

Most people know Vincent Laforet as the guy that got his hands on the 5DM2 before it was released to shoot that amazing promo video. Well he is a full time photographer but in the video below he got to be the DP for a Famous Footwear commercial. The BTS is below and the final commercial is in the full post. Usually I like the BTS more than the actual commercial but in this case, I like the finished product more. It’s stunning.


BEHIND THE SCENES: Famous Footwear “Neighborhood” from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

Tom Guilmette Goes Skyfishing

Have you ever wanted to shoot aerial photos or video but thought that the cost would be too high? Well Tom Guilmette just did something that Patrick and I were considering doing in one of our upcoming Fstoppers originals. I’m glad he did it first though because now I realize our plan wouldn’t work. For some reason I thought a single helium balloon would be enough to lift a GoPro… I would have been about 29 balloons short.

Part of me thinks that Walmart helium is only about 10% helium and 90% air though.


“Skyfishing” with a GoPro HERO and 30 Helium Balloons from Tom Guilmette on Vimeo.

How Much Do You Waste Invest In Photo Gear Each Year

2010 is coming to a close and we are all starting to tally up our expenses for the year. It’s always a shock to me how much I have spent on my photography business. Whether you are a pro or not, how much do you think you spend each year on photo or video equipment? This includes computers and software too as long as you have purchased them for image or video production.


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