Michael Andrew Photography http://www.michaelthemaven.com/ Michael Andrew Photography en-us What Canon Gear to Bring When Traveling by Alex Cornell http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3735&what-canon-gear-to-bring-when-traveling-by-alex-cornell http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3735&what-canon-gear-to-bring-when-traveling-by-alex-cornell Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:23:00 GMT

Travel Gear: The Perfect Rig for Photo and Video in Iceland from Alex Cornell on Vimeo.

This is an overview of the perfect travel rig for shooting professional photo and video. The foundation is two carry-ons that can be easily transported between cars, planes, hotels, and the field. This rig is meant for a solo-operator, in an extreme location, when time, space and image quality are crucial concerns. It is optimized for quick setup and breakdown. This rig is "lightweight" relative to a full pro kit -- it is not intended to replace a hobbyist's backpack.

Here is my complete travel guide for Iceland: http://www.alexcornell.com/iceland-travel-guide/

This is the gear used to shoot Planet Iceland: https://vimeo.com/114108421

The 1DC is the primary photo unit, also used for 4K video when appropriate (weather sealed). The C100 is the primary video unit, thanks to the autofocus and waveform monitoring. Three lenses cover 16-200mm focal lengths and can be used on both cameras. Accessories include ND filters, external SSDs, tripod, and storage. The two storage units operate best when combined with a small shoulder bag or sling, to use when walking far distances with either camera. A note on the A7s below.

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- Full gear list -

Pelican 1510 Case:
- Canon C100 Dual AF
- Canon 1DC
- Canon 16-35 f2.8
- Canon 24-70 f4
- Canon 70-200 2.8
- At anyone time, each camera has a lens attached. Case is customized to fit them like this to allow for quick access.

InCase DSLR Pro:
- Macbook Pro 13"
- Monster Overdrive 1TB SSD
- Gopro Hero4
- Lexar Dual CF/SD Reader USB 3.0
- Lexar CF and SD cards in Pelican 0945 Case
- Extra batteries for C100/1DC
- ND and Polarizing Filters by B...W
- Gitzo GT1542T with Manfrotto RC2
- Chargers
- Black Rapid Curve with FR-T1
- Ikan D5 (duplicative if you are mostly shooting with C100)

There are a number of different options that would work just as well for this rig setup. I personally prefer the Canon image and found that this combination was best for traveling in Iceland and most recently, Antarctica. Obviously a camera like the Sony A7s would be lighter, but in testing, it proved to have worrisome battery life and awkward ergonomics; it's also not weather-sealed. The 1DC is bulletproof, has a better image to my eye, and is shooting 4K internal -- all combined with an absurd photo-platform.

*I did not bring any loupes, like the Zacuto Z-finder, because taking them on/off can be really annoying when going quickly in and out of a case or bag. For the C100 I relied on the waveform to ensure proper exposure and autofocus to ensure accurate image. On the 1DC, when I did shoot video, I did my best to use the LCD and shot a little under to protect the highlights.

If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below. Also would be excited to hear suggestions for future tutorial videos.

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How to Make a Great Macro Image With Things You'll Find Around the House http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3734&how-to-make-a-great-macro-image-with-things-youll-find-around-the-house http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3734&how-to-make-a-great-macro-image-with-things-youll-find-around-the-house Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:54:00 GMT

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Photos from 9/11 by VP Dick Cheney Staff Photographer Released http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3732&photos-from-9-11-by-vp-dick-cheney-staff-photographer-released http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3732&photos-from-9-11-by-vp-dick-cheney-staff-photographer-released Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:10:00 GMT US National Archives's Flickr page. The photographs show a somber and serious presidential staff.

You can view all of the images HERE.

Vice President Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

Vice President Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

Vice President Cheney with Senior Staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

President Bush with Vice President Cheney and Senior Staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

Secretary of State Colin Powell in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

Secretary of State Colin Powell in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

Vice President Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

Vice President Cheney with Laura Bush and Lynne Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

Vice President Cheney with Laura Bush and Lynne Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

President Bush with Vice President Cheney and Senior Staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

President Bush with Vice President Cheney and Senior Staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

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Leaving Maui tonight to start heading towards Utah... http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3730&leaving-maui-tonight-to-start-heading-towards-utah http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3730&leaving-maui-tonight-to-start-heading-towards-utah Sat, 25 Jul 2015 02:23:46 GMT

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Sony Announces Plans for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3728&sony-announces-plans-for-autonomous-unmanned-aerial-vehicles http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3728&sony-announces-plans-for-autonomous-unmanned-aerial-vehicles Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:24:00 GMT
This week Sony Mobile announced they're partnering with ZMP, Inc. to introduce a new company (named Aerosense) this August.

"ZMP's stated mission is "Robot of Everything: To create a safe, fun and comfortable lifestyle with robotics technology." In line with this, ZMP has developed its automated driving technology and put it into use in various fields. To date these solutions have been limited to the ground; with this joint venture, ZMP will take to the skies and apply its expertise in an entirely different realm, as it aims to create new services that were not possible on land."

Sony is getting into the drone camera game. To read more check out the statement HERE and the PetaPixel article HERE.

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What is the Best Macro Lens For a Beginner on a Budget? http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3727&what-is-the-best-macro-lens-for-a-beginner-on-a-budget http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3727&what-is-the-best-macro-lens-for-a-beginner-on-a-budget Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:33:00 GMT
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