We are in the year 2014, we supposed to live in civilized world.
Are we making big steps back?
I’m sharing this video because this video need to be seen around the world.
Any crazy stunt video get’s millions of views like the one from Volvo with Jean-Claude Van Damme. It’s cool but this is important.
It’s not entertaining to watch this video but you should watch it and share it.
Venezuela is only one country of many..think about Egypt, Ukraine, Libya and many more.
Spend a bit of your time and share it that’s the least we can do, they deserve it.
We are in the year 2014, we supposed to live in civilized world.
Fitness test at the Swiss Olympic Medical Center / Schuthess Clinic in Zurich. In about one month the high altitude photo-shooting projects start and It’s time to check the fitness level.
It’s never enough, at least that’s what it feels. The outcome of the test was motivating but cruel too. I’m fit..ok I feel that myself, but how much and do I train the right way.
The heart range during the training was too high, this happens very easily, you skip a training session and the next one you push a bit harder to compensate and that’s a way to loose efficiency, that’s what I learned today.
From now on every second day 30 - 60 min jogging at a lower heart rate (125 - 135) and then once per week a ski tour to prepare the body for the long and hard ascents in case we can’t use the chopper.
Reduce the heart race but increase the training volume, let’s see if it works. Mid April onwards I will feel it. At least I lost 4 Kg since January, this is less weight to carry up on the mountains.
And you, how is your training going?
Evolution of creativity….how long it takes to get there…do we ever get there?
Good old lego times….do you remember?
From now on we better carry a tiny lego man in our camera bag, click on the photo or here to see more of the this images taken by U.K. photographer Andrew Whyte
Love this idea…
With great pleasure I watched the short apple video just released today on the apple website, great footage, excellent editing job and so on.
And here it comes..filmed with an iPhone 5 amazing.
More interesting the amount of equipment used to produce it…check this one out:
- 15 locations
- 45 stories
- 70h of footage
- 100 iPhones used
- 15 cinematographers
- 21 editors
- 46 Ipad
- 86 mac used in production
All this for a short video 1’.24” just filmed with an iPhone….
Thank you apple you just explained the entire world that it takes more than just simple a camera to produce a good simple short video…
For all those who tend do believe that a good short video can be done on a low budget…read the numbers above and think about it…
Wish you all a good business week
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Last week opend the musem of the Patrouille des Glacier. Part of the special events planned for the 30 anniversary of the PDG.
It’s a very special experience visiting an museum and finding may of my photos done in the last 3 editions and for sure also the video we produced last during the last edition.
Beside spectacular images the museum gives you a inside view in the history and many details who played a major role of this event.
Link to the museum: www.museedebagnes.ch
What is the PDG:
The Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG) is a ski mountaineering race organized every two years by the Swiss Army, in which military and civilian teams compete. It takes place at the end of April, in the south part of the canton of Valais below the summits of the Pennine Alps.
Rolex Sydney Hobart this is a race on my bucket list..done…amazing…
Strong winds big waves unforgettable experience.
Read the full story on the magazine Wave
VOTE VOTE VOTE
All year long you can visit my website and enjoy for my photos.
Only once a year while you are visiting I ask you to vote for the contest.
For my photo ? Yes please , thank you. However there are also few other good once and my colleagues are also happy for a vote.
That’s what you are voting for
The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’ is a yearly photographic contest and exhibition. It seeks to recognize the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and that which best represents the essence and excitement of yacht racing as a sport.
The pixel information go from the sensor to the memory card, assuming it’s a digital camera. Later the data/photo will be transferred to a computer where she will be deleted or selected to be edited. Some edits take a few minutes and some take a day or more.
Most of them end up being parked on some online archive/website. For many photos the online archive or photographer website is like a public library. They stay there forever and from time to time someone will come and have a look and maybe she will be downloaded and being published in a magazine or so.
Sometimes life is different, it happens more and more with my photos. The terms of a specific photo is defined already before the click with contract a kind of birth-certificate, the creator is defined and so the ownership rights etc. Those are the lucky photos, as we say in Italian “nato con la camicia”.
The editing normally takes more than just a few minutes, it takes hours and sometimes days. Not talking about the contract/birth certificate negotiations.
Let me introduce you to one of my photos which is one of them. The photo is in display right now twice 6 meters long retro illuminated in the Zurich Airport on gate B in the Schengen area.
A few weeks ago I made this panorama photo of the city of Zurich with the lake during the sunset for the Swiss private Bank Mirabaud. The concept comes from pulp.alibi in Geneva.
It’s a composition of twelve 36 megapixel vertical photos taken with the Nikon D800, on a Manfrotto panorama head. The 12 photos where then stitched together to a very large panorama photo. Lot’s of details can be seen in the photo all the buildings, streets, the Limmat etc… Enjoy the special light at that moment when the mirror went up.
Click here to see more:http://tinyurl.com/zurich-panorama
Thank you Juliette, Philipe and Bernard
77 Bombay Street, “Up in the sky” this is one of the songs which I will always keep in mind for the 2013 summer, same for the shooting of last week.
At the heliport near Saint-Tropez after the normal preparation for an aerial shooting such as removing the seats, fixing the harness etc. we took off, the legs out in the fresh air under the rotor and Gilles sitting next to me, he is just back from the cup in San Francisco. A quick photo from us to document this moment and we are already high up over the bay from Saint-Tropez. The bay is almost white so many boats are out there. We are heading to the “other side” the beaches area with the legendary Club 55 the race course of Wally’s and the J Class yachts. My legs are a bit freezing and I’m going again trough my camera settings again, once we are on the spot all goes very fast.
Below my feet’s I can see the beach and the clubs and here are the big boats. From up here they look like normal sailing boats, a main sail a Jib and Spinnaker noting special but when you see the size of the crew you get a feeling how big this boats are.
Every time I’m up in the air I feel this freedom to move around fast, you talk to the pilot with the headset and you just go. I also feel a pressure you want..no you must do great shots now..the airtime is quite expensive. We look each other and smile it’s an great moment..the light is perfect the waves are there: “la vertical la” we say to the pilot via the headset and we are right on the top of a big wally yacht as they are dropping their massive spinnaker. I start to make on amazing photo after the other, it’s like being in a flow, you cant stop it it just comes, we move to the next boat, I even don’t feel .the cold air on my legs….and here is the song, “up in the sky you are just fine” ….enjoy the photos.
VOLVO MATCH RACE CUP First event is over. What a cool feeling parking the RIB in on the lake where I live in Küsnacht and go the the shooting by boat.
The event wasn’t that easy to shoot, gray weather, white boats and not much wind. At the end we got some. The final was quite an interesting series of 4 match…lucky we decided to to the video for that.
PS: James did as uasual an amazing job with the editing..thank you
Geneva February 2013, the sailing Team Tilt is training for the Red Bull Youth America’s cup selection which will be held end of February in San Francisco.
The images are taken by Juerg Kaufmann, for ZHIK the Australian sailing apparel manufacturer. It was a very cold day with temperatures around zero degrees, snowing and incredible amount of humidity.
The team was great the on-board images where taken during real race training and are fully authentic.
Good luck team Tilt.
it’s quite some time ago I updated the Iphone & IPad APP. A grey sunday is the best moment to upload a few new images. The images are not really new, some of them are around since a while and they have undergone a complete new editing process. Yes I admit the photos don’t really look like comming out of the camera but hey!!! Why not, I think they look much better now. Are you curious???
Install the free IPhone & IPad APP to get my latest photos for free on your IPhone& IPad.
Click here: http://tinyurl.com/JK-free-ipad-iphone-app
How to optimize the Lightroom Backup on a Mac
Despite having a 500GB local HD i’m constantly fighting with my files/disk space.
Deleting what I can and moving to external disks. Tonight once more I was digging inside my HD to make free space. Really annoying are the Lightroom back-up folders. In fact I back them up twice.
1. They occupy a lot of space on my local HD, several GB
2. They are backed up with for a second time with Time Machine
This can’t bee the solution !!!
Read the solution: http://juergkaufmann.com/2013/01/optimize-lightroom-backup/
Make up and Light
Shooting out in the nature is complex, the light is not always as you would like to have it, the studio work should be simpler. You can adjust the light as you like as you have it in mind, the stylist prepare the model with as you discuss, the eyes, cheeks etc. Seems easy but it’s not. The light is something witch require patience and then you have it but the make-up part is a challenge. What if the model think the eyes should be less or more retouched? The time is flying, retouching, adjusting the light etc. and you are still looking for different positions.
The studio work is cool really like it and the winter is a good time to work on this. Looking forward to the next shooting in the studio.
Click on the photo to see more images from this shooting.