Category Archives: Photography

The Very End of an Era

Final Daily Photo

It has come to an end…..

For the past 13 years I have taken a photo every single day.

Every.

Single.

Day.

Yesterday, I forgot to take one.

The streak is over.

I shot 4749 consecutive daily photos in the past 13 years and five days into year 14…

I forgot to take a photo.

For the first time ever.

Over the past 13 years there have been some photos shot at 11:59pm in sheer panic over missing a day. Over the past 13 years I have had moments where I shot to make an interesting, challenging or artistic shot. Other days I took photos of random things that made no sense or weren’t that compelling as far as images.

In 13 years things have changed immensely. The one constant to my own personal identity has been my daily photos. It was something that I took great pride in doing and as the numbers crept up there I was wondering where and when I would finally stop or even if I’d stop. In the end it wasn’t even a decision, it wasn’t even a thought. I simply forgot and when I woke up this morning I realized that I had forgotten.

I’ve taken daily photos for slightly longer than I’ve been married.

My Photo-A-Day project was the first teenager that I had any involvement in creating.

My children have never known a day without dad’s daily photo.

I don’t really have any other statistics here but my Daily Photo-A-Day project has chronicled our lives for the past 13 years. It was a part of me, a part I was truly proud of. Now the streak is over. I’m not sure what to do. I don’t think that I’ll be starting another one, though.

This doesn’t mean that I will stop blogging. It just means that the little camera head man below won’t be showing up anymore on the daily posts.

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Macro LEGO and Micro Building

Macro Level LEGO
Photo-A-Day #4636

Tonight I went over to Brian’s house to film Built from Bricks. This week was a little different than past weeks because this week we actually had a guest in the studio. Luke Taylor is a LEGO enthusiast who builds on Micro scale. Micro scale is when you take some of the smallest bricks from LEGO and make them look like much larger things like buildings and such. Luke makes amazing city skylines that are futuristic in nature. He brought two of his creations with him to the garage to show us and to talk with our fans on the YouTube LiveStream. You can see the livestream below.

The photo today was taken with my new Pixel 2 XL and a clip on selfie light/lens combination. the lens combination has both Macro and Wide Angle. I was playing around with the macro lens and shot this image of a single LEGO round stud. I like this new toy a lot. You can pick up your own through my amazon.com link below.

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Cape Cod Timelapses and 360s

Falmouth Harbor
Photo-A-Day #4502

Today I got up early and drove out to Nobska Lighthouse. I wanted to make a timelapse of the sunrise there. However, when I got there it wasn’t the best place to make this video. Everything was obstructed. I got a little timelapse made but not what I pictured in my mind.

Then I drove to the Falmouth Harbor and made a 360 of the entrance to the harbor. I think that one came out better. Later on I took Eva to Science School and made one last timelapse of the inlet harbor along the Shining Sea Bike Path. They are all below.

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New Sound Gear and Splatoon 2 Gear

New Sounds Gear
Photo-A-Day #4497

I may have a video freelance job happening soon and I need to make sure that I can record the best sound possible. I contemplated getting something new and expensive (I’d be reimbursed if I get this gig) but then looked into using the gear I already have. A few years ago I got a Zoom H1 recorder for going to Disney press trips. Well, I can use that with my Samsung NX1 through the Mic input. I just needed a way to connect it to my camera. This is why I picked up the Movo SMM5-R Universal Microphone and Portable Recorder Shock Mount. This will hold the mic on the camera. I also picked up the Movo WS1 Furry Outdoor Microphone Windscreen Muff but I think that was redundant because I picked up the MOVO MicRig a while back and it came with the same Muff, or Dead Cat. The Movo MicRig isn’t exactly the best microphone but can work fine for outside stuff. However, the Zoom H1 is a better microphone. You can see it in the video below.

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The Life of Dad Mobile App Arrives in Time for Father’s Day!

Life of Dad App

Some days you just want to have a whole community of dads right at your fingertips. With the new Life of Dad App it looks like you have just that, anywhere. This new app is pretty awesome. You can connect with a bunch of other Dads and do some fun things together with them. You can also showcase your own photos of you and your kids to share with the community.

I have had the privilege of working with these great guys from Life of Dad on some awesome campaigns but it is the feeling of community and working together that has been the best experience. I’m excited that now access to these other dads is right on my phone. So that things like my experience with Andrew the other day could have been shared and discussed so that I could get some help and advice.

Take a look at all of features of the app in the press release below.

LIFE OF DAD UNVEILS SLICK, SIMPLE AND ENTERTAINING MOBILE APP JUST IN TIME FOR FATHER’S DAY

June 5th, 2017 – – Life of Dad continues its mission to celebrate the adventure of fatherhood by launching a new and improved app that provides tens of millions of fathers from around the world direct access to the Life of Dad community. Just in time for Father’s Day, the mobile app features three distinct and state-of- the art components, including a camera with themed filters, a community, and original content.

Life of Dad App

CAMERA: The camera feature includes fatherhood themed filters and customized frames bound to make any picture more exciting. To celebrate the launch of the new app, Life of Dad partnered with Disney. On June 3 rd , dads from around the country hosted father/daughter Beauty and the Beast screenings with red carpets, dinner, and unique photo opportunities thanks to the app! You don’t have to be a member of the community to use the camera feature, and photos taken in the app can be shared on other social media platforms or can be posted on any Life of Dad channels. Life of Dad co-founder Tommy Riles says, “When dads are with their kids, they are often out and about and taking photos. We wanted to provide them with something special to make their pictures more memorable. The filters we offer are similar to the ones on Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook, but ours are made by dads for dads, so we’re confident our vibrant community will really enjoy them.” Continue reading The Life of Dad Mobile App Arrives in Time for Father’s Day!

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