We at Eric Little Photography have had a great relationship with Frosty Acres Brand and Restaurants Pride for many years. Creating their Two Minute Drills to demonstrate new product lines to their customers. Sweet Street I could not resist to share with you. Makes me hungry just watching it.
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Are you getting married soon? Do you have a special event you want everyone to know about? We can get the word out for you. Let us create a save the date card or magnet for your event, and save your date with me as well. Let me photograph your wedding or next corporate event. Dates are filling up for the 2013 season. Contact me for more information on what I can do for you.
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Should we video our wedding? Oddly enough, being a photography and video studio, I get asked that a lot. Should we get video? My answer is always an emphatic…YES!! Of course! It will be extraordinary!
Seriously tough, that is a question to pose to yourself well before your wedding day. We have seen the trend in the past few years of clients looking for video just months before their ceremony. It is one of the last items on the list. Sadly so. It is actually hard to believe. Don’t get me wrong, I love photography. that is my passion, and where I thrive best. Photography captures an essence of the wedding like no other media. With the camera in the right hands. But that is for another article. Video tells a story that needs to be told, in a way that cannot be described by photographs.
There is a product that I am currently working on [Read more…]
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Ever wonder what this symbol was all about? Some of you may already be using it, because it is a very useful tool. If you are an avid reader of weblogs or ‘blogs’, then it can be a big task to have to continually visit sites such as ours to see what is new. Sometimes you may even miss what is new, because we had posted about a great photo session or product review or contest weeks ago, and you just forgot to stop by and [Read more…]
Web Commercials have been around for years. You have seen them on numerous websites, promoting products and ideas. Video is a very effective tool for marketing products and services to potential clients. Producing video commercials that tell the story behind a product and persent it in the best light however, takes a bit of effort. With this in mind I have decided to make available to my clients my experience at producing many commercials for AT&T’s and Yellow Pages’ online presence. I can provide effective professional video commercial productions that will [Read more…]
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I was lucky to have been a part of the video team filming the Haggai seminar this past week at the Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. I really enjoyed the message that was spoken by this organization. The team of people was so diverse, and to see Christians from all over the world coming together to spread the word. It was enlightening.
Below is their mission, I hope [Read more…]
[singlepic id=256 w=320 h=240 float=left]Another item recently added to my tool set The Varavon Loupe Ex-Solo DSLR Optical Viewfinder .
WOW! This is the Loupe. If you are shooting video with your DSLR, you must have this loupe. You simply cannot shoot without it. And those great Nikon lenses of course.
I looked at many other styles. Used the Zacuto Pro 3X on the Nikon D7000, loved it! But the Zacuto had its flaws,(eye cup always fell off, okay I could glue it on. Was very hard to remove to view the LCD screen for playback, or just switching back to photography. Was also always afraid parts were going to pop off), and cost a lot more than the Varavon. This model has everything the Zacuto has, and then some. The 3x zoom is better than most models. Most are non existent. It is the same as Zacuto. For us folks with bad eyesight, it helps. I even wear glasses and I can still use this tool very easily. The flip up viewer is perfect for reviewing what you just captured. Unlike the Zacuto.The mount is better than perfect, and easily removed if you need to convert back to photography, which is what I do. I shoot photo and video on the fly at events, and could not ask for better.
A little more on the Zacuto. It is, hands down one of the best of its kind, but it is pricier, heavier, not as user friendly as the Varavon EX-Solo. Price is always a factor, but if you do not have the right tool, you are not doing yourself justice. For $100 less, I am glad I saved my money and got the right tool.
As an add on, be sure to throw in a Blue Star eye cushion, for the eye cup. You will be happy you did. It will save your eyes, and keep the lens from fogging during a long shoot.
Without a doubt, two thumbs up. No cons on this loupe, only I could not afford the next model up. Maybe next time.
Hope this review helps. This little loupe helped me.
[singlepic id=254 w=420 h=340 float=left]Getting my gear ready for the new season, and ramping up a bit in the audio side. I have added the Zoom Hn4 to our arsenal. This is going to be a great new tool for capturing beautiful audio with our video footage. Audio is one of the key ingredients to quality video production. If you have poor or fluctuating sound quality it can damage any video production. With this particular model you can capture multiple tracks, from multiple sources at the same time. For instance, capture the ambient sound of a church wedding, while also capturing a lapel mic placed on the groom to capture their vows. Brilliant. I have had the opportunity to handle it around the studio, and I can say it is a very intuitive piece of equipment. The controls are easy to navigate, and recognize, even in the darkest of situations.
The XY configuration of the mics is very important for stereo sound, and with the capability to capture the direction of the sound from 90-120 degree, is a helpful tool. The possibilities of using this as a shotgun mic on our DSLR is very exciting.
Battery use in the field is also a concern. But with the ‘Stamina’ setting, the Zoom Hn4 shuts down a few of its functions to save on battery life. A very nice option.
As I have not had the chance to utilize it in the field, I cannot yet give it a full thumbs up. Yet I am very eager to see the results of our next shoot. I will keep you informed.
Check out their site for more information on this product. See it here Zoom Hn4