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One question that I get all the time is how do I travel with my camera gear? What I am about to tell you is how I like to travel in cities when public transportation is out of the question.
As of late I have been using UBER to get around cities with my camera gear and with clients. If you are not familiar with UBER it is pretty much an on demand car service for the 21st century.
USE Code “UberFroKnows” to get $20 off your first ride. When you use my code and take your first ride I also get $20 credit.
You download the app for your smart phone log in, enter your credit card info and you are pretty much ready to go. It is all done via credit card including the tip for the driver. So there is no need to tip the driver cash as they should not accept it from you. As a side note you can change the percentage amount of the tip in the settings of your ap. By default it is set to 20%
I have used UBER on multiple shoots in different parts of the country. I used in NYC when I was assisting Shawn Corigan and we had way to much gear to tray and wait for a cab. Recently in LA I used it with Matisyahu so we could get around the city with the gear and not have to worry about parking. And last week when I was in NYC to interview Joey L we used UBER to get from Brooklyn back into the city.
This service is so smart. When you are ready to take a ride you select your location on a map. You see where all the uber’s are currently as well as the time it will take for them to get to you. You have the options of selecting a Black Car, SUV or Uber X which are regular cars so you pay slightly less. I generally select Black Car unless there are a lot of people.
They don’t make Rock and Roll Photographers like they used to. Lynn Goldsmith’s photo book Rock and Roll stories is fascinating.
You get to read the story behind Lynn, who she is, how she grew up and how she got to where she got to. That is what I personally like reading about.
It is one thing to showcase the images only but it is another to include the entire story behind it. Isn’t that what brings the work a live, it makes you feel like you were there.
As photographers we have the ability to capture moments but we also have the ability to bring those moments to life in peoples minds by painting the entire story for them.
Lynn captures the behind the scenes images that many people wish they had the access to capture. Sure there are the live shots but as someone who has been on the road before you know the live shots are usually not as special as the behind the scenes shots.
And finally I love the quality and feel of this book. I love hardback books and honestly prefer them over anything else. They sit up nice on my shelf, they are printed and bound much better and yes they tend to be more expensive.
If you love music and photography this is a book that you will sit back and be in awe of. Rock and Roll StoriesClick Here to check it out on AMAZON.
The first thing everyone wants to see when you get a new camera is how is it at high iso’s. Now I will tell you I am not a fan of sitting in the loft taking test images because I know I never will be happy with them.
Today I went out to the flower show in Philadelphia and took some test images with the Nikon D4s. I shot it normally as well as pushing the ISO to places I never thought were possible.
Bellow you will find full res exported jpegs from lightroom 5. I did shoot in both RAW and Jpeg but at this point Lightroom can not handle the D4s’s RAW files. I thought about putting the unedited straight from the camera images out thee but opted not to. The simple reason is don’t usually put out un-processed images.