Next Level Video – DJI OSMO Accessory Review

If you’re interested in adding smooth motion, cinematic video production to your skill set, the newly-released DJI Osmo is a must-have piece for the gear bag. As excellent as this tool is for FPV and interview work, adding a few key accessories can help take your creative vision to the next level.

In this tutorial, we’ll jump in and take a hands-on look at a couple of game-changing add-ons.

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Guest Blogger: Mark Morrow

Huge thanks to my friend, Mary Lu Saylor of GrowGreatCompanies.com for a recent conversation on using social media to aid in locating a market and acquiring traction in business.

A 30-year veteran of the television industry, Mary Lu is a two-time Emmy-award winning journalist and social media specialist with a knack for sharing valuable information, and fostering strong relationships within the community.

Check out her Blog at socialmediamarylu.wordpress.com.

Social Media Mary Lu

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I love bringing new ideas to share with you about social media through some very special connections. Mark Morrow is a very talented photographer that I daresay I was stalking a bit…ha ha on Instagram.  I saw some of his pictures which evolved into me engaging him in a bit of conversation. His beautiful photographs of our city and the surrounding mountains are breathtaking.  He reached out to me via Facebook where we were able to continue conversations in a little more depth.

I would encourage you to check out Mark’s work. Use this blog as a tool to share with others who would be interested in photography.

What social media platforms are you on?  And how do you use social media?

At the current time, I’m located on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google + as well as my personal Blog hosted via WordPress.com.

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Layering for Simplicity (Photoshop CC)

As an active photographer in my area, I tend to receive a lot of interest and curiosity as to the gear I might be using, technique or what I’m up to in general.  I thought this might be a good place to address these common questions, and share a few shooting and editing insights that have been useful along the way.

With the advent of cloud-based monthly membership opportunities, Adobe is currently making a ton of firepower available to anyone seeking to take their photography and video projects to the next level.  While the professional market drives and maintains a high demand for these products, Photoshop is not just for pros.  Read more

Flycam Nano DSLR Adapted for GoPro Hero 3

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If you’re seeking to get your camera off the tripod and add smooth motion capture to your video projects, you might take a look at this modified setup of the Flycam Nano DSLR system adapted for use with the GoPro Hero3 camera. If you’re not currently shooting with a GoPro system, no worries, the information in this post can be equally applied to nearly any digital compact on the market today. That said, I do highly recommend the GoPro Hero 3 (Black) for its frame rate capabilities, specifically the ability to capture 60fps (frames-per-second) at full 1080p resolution, not to mention its usefully small size.

As cameras have become smaller and more capable, companies are now making available on the consumer level the cinematic tools developed and used by the motion picture industry for decades. One such item is a vertical stabilizing device designed to remove footsteps, typically (generically) known as a steadicam. While there is a company producing excellent products under the name Steadicam, the system we’re using for this post is the Flycam Nano DSLR. This setup is so straight-forward, and produces such amazing results that it has become an integral part of my daily workflow. Let’s start with a look at the basic setup and balance of this versatile platform. Read more

New River Gorge Adventure Guide | Fall-Winter 2012

Planning your next wild and wonderful vacation destination on the New River Gorge National River? The New River Gorge Adventure Guide has everything you’ll need from inspiration to accommodation.

Follow the link above to subscribe for free and read or download to your heart’s content. For more information, visit the Guide online at nrgorgeguide.com.

Many thanks to the Guide for promoting my work on page 21 of the Fall-Winter 2012 issue.