North We Go

I worked on a small project for one of the family’s businesses named Way To Go Canoe Outfitting up in Ely Minnesota. Ely is known as the canoe capital of the world because it is the gateway to the 1 Million acre wilderness area called The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. My parents have been helping people accomplish fun camping/fishing trips up there for nearly 40 years. After re-launching a new outfitting business just a couple years ago, they needed to start some marketing content projects with some drone footage. Day one started by loading up the towboat with canoes, gear, and happy canoers. We found a nice spot on a local lake to start the footage rolling. High winds didn’t make it easy to get perfect footage but we managed to secure some great stuff anyway thanks to the stability of the DJI. Day two started at 4:45AM before the sun rose. We got on the lake just in time to catch the sun rise above the horizon and captured some fantastic footage on the glassy water. Golden hour sunlight made for the best footage of the project, hence why I used it for the first video (See below). […]

The ‘Lambo Shot’

My favorite shot this year is one of a Lamborghini Aventador racing into downtown Minneapolis. This shot really just ended up being an experiment, one that allowed me to do a full composite for the very first time. However, I didn’t plan it that way. I first scouted my location weeks in advance plotting a direction, angle, and desired time of day to shoot the photo. Knowing that the location is a major highway, I contacted MN DOT to work out road closure to protect me, my team, and my equipment, but immediately got told to ‘get lost’ by the director of the MN DOT. Crap! My plans are falling apart by this point to try out one of the coolest locations in Minneapolis and its all the DOT’s fault! Plans quickly changed and I decided to make this my first real attempt at composite editing. Just a number of days before shooting the car, I headed out to photograph the location without a Lamborghini anywhere close. I was at the location, I had my camera set up where I wanted, and then I just waited for the right light. Little did I know that I was going to be […]

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