Given that my work is involving video more and more these days, I figured I’d cobble a shoulder rig together. Took about half an hour or so to put it all together. It’s looking a bit patchwork, but I think replacing the foam with higher quality stuff and a coat of paint should definitely help. That and I’m probably going to add some stuff to the back as a sort of counterweight, or something to allow me to attach a weight to it. I could probably put tools in the handles, but I’m not sure what good that’ll do for a PVC rig.

3/4 inch PVC and duct tape at the joints to tighten them.

Double jointed front grips means rotational fun. I approve. :V

The camera is held in place by a bolt and two wing nuts, and rests on a foam base held with duct tape. I'll probably add a washer or a plate to give it a flatter base and distribute the weight more evenly.


So I’ve been a little busy.

Yeah, there’s a lot of things that I’ve had to do lately, and I’m not quite as free over summer as I thought I’d be. Rest assured that I won’t leave CVP dead throughout summer though. Seeing as my harddrive is full of photos I haven’t shown you guys, I guess now would be a great opportunity to upload them incrementally to show you stuff that I haven’t really been able to show you before. I’m still working on that video I showed GFX tests for, so don’t fret about that. Here’s the first four photos – enjoy.

If you know where this is... Excellent waffles on the second floor. :V


At certain times of day, you can actually take pictures of both ground and sky without the need for an ND grad filter.

... But this is a shot that would have been much improved if I'd had an ND grad filter with me. (Yes, you read that right)

Shot RAW at Heathrow. If I had several dozen Terabytes of storage space, I'd shoot RAW every time, all the time.

Lol, spinny circles.

Another test video that might clue you in on what I’ve been up to lately. We’ll be starting the filming for this pretty soon.

Edit: Here’s another one, for your viewing pleasure. :V

Too quiet?

If you guys are wondering why I’ve been so quiet recently, here’s some test footage I did for the project I’ve been working on:

Hopefully we’ll be able to get all the filming done in time before I leave for home. Stay tuned.


“Exams are over, so why haven’t you posted photos?”, I hear you ask.

Well, apart from the fact that the weather hasn’t exactly been in the best of moods lately, I’ve got a small video project in the works that I hope to share with you soon. With a bit of luck, it’ll be done in a week and a half or so – I’ll let you know via the Facebook page and a new post here when it’s done.

Speaking of which, I’ve got a FaceBook page, if you didn’t know already. You can find it here:

Bali Gigapans, anyone?

I just remembered – I had a bunch of photos from my Bali trip last year that I had intended to use for a Gigapan, but never actually did. So, 10 minutes of quick Photomerge and curve adjustments, and here we go. These are best viewed at full size, by the way. Just copy-paste the links in the picture descriptions to your address bars. Enjoy. 🙂

A Day Out With Mazda Miata

So, the Mazda MX5 Miata. It started out as a casual enough photography trip, but turned into a videofest with shakycam galore, courtesy of a lack of a good tripod. Still, I used several hours of my life making this, so I might as well let you guys watch it. Enjoy.

Maybe I’ll put up still photos later, but I get the feeling this video has more than enough frames for that. ><

Edit: We’ll be back – with gear, and a solid plan. Stay tuned.