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Watch this video for a behind the scenes look at a recent hike I did in the mountains of the Hudson Valley where I captured the Jan wallpaper photo. Because I was alone I used my iPhone 4 without a tripod so please forgive the shaky parts of the video – even so, I think the quality is outstanding for a phone, plus it’s 720p HD.

Look for more behind the scenes videos in the near future – I’m planning on making these at least once a month during 2011 in many different locations. Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions I didn’t cover- such are the risks of unscripted videos!

RR Jr

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  1. Great video Rob. Really interesting to see how the view changed from the fall shots taken from the same vantage point. Also appreciated how you mixed more advanced pointers with more basic ones such as how an f-16 setting affects depth of field. While even beginner photographers such as myself will have read about the effects of increased focal length many times before, having it demonstrated while you are actually composing the shot is completely different experience.

    1. @Steve – I’m glad it helped and I’m always happy to share these short videos – as I mentioned above, I’m working on a bunch more for the year, so looking forward to sharing those soon. Any suggestions you have for a video, please let me know!

      RR

  2. On a video of a freezing cold place I enjoy your warm, friendly, yet serious manner and showing what you are going for here. The comment above is a perfect example of how helpful your teaching is for people. I like the way you mention the technical aspects, but don’t get stuck in it or make it too complicated. It is easy to understand and that’s important.

  3. Thanks David – whether making images or teaching, it all comes down to communication – something that I think is vitally important in both disciplines and often overlooked these days. I work hard at both, and sometimes it feels like I’m trying to achieve the same thing – convey ideas and feelings. Hopefully I can get better at both with practice!

    1. Thanks for the feedback Tom – appreciate your time here. I almost always start hiking in the dark, especially if it is a long hike. I usually like to get to the spot I’m going to work in at least 30 minutes before actual sunrise so that I can take advantage of different lighting situations. Often the best light is during twilight- the 20 minutes before the sun rises over the horizon. I depend on several headlamps if the trail is too dark to see, specially during a new moon. Hope hat helps, and feel free to ask any additional questions. Best

      RR

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