yo my tumblr posts have collectively gained over 800,000 notes and millions of views…  I also forgot to mention I hit 8,000 followers last week!

Time to plan an adventure soon with Kai… Big Sur, I think

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bobcat-in-isolation: HI im a new follower and so far i love your work. I've always had a strong interest in photography and recently got my hands on a second hand Canon 5d Mark ii. I noticed your 2 second loop or photos strung together at a 20 second esposure. I love long exposure photography myself but i cant seem to nail the aperture/exposure settings to capture both the moon AND the stars without the moon being as blinding as the sun. Could you pretty please give me some tips? <3


In my moonrise gif, the moon is washed out; there’s just no way to expose it to both the moon and the stars in the same shot. The moon’s surface is actually about as reflective as a cast iron skillet, but the sun is SO bright, that it lights up the moon to where it’s impossible to expose it properly without compromising the visibility of the stars. Only thing you can do is take multiple exposures, getting the stars and moon separately, and then stitch them together in Photoshop.  Don’t think of it as cheating; you’re simply recreating what your eyes see. Thanks for following~

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salemreese: Hi! I was just curious, what exactly does a production designer do?

A production designer is in charge of overseeing the visual development of the film, tv show, music video, commercial, etc.

He or she is the head of the art department, which usually consists of an art director (basically assists the production designer; duties might including drafting plans and creating the graphics for certain props/set dec pieces), set decorator (fills the scene with stuff to establish the world…furnishings, decor, floor tiles, etc.), set designer (constructs where construction is required, such as building “rooms” on soundstages or altering an existing space), propmaster (in charge of collecting and/or fabricating and wrangling all objects and items that play a role (big or small) in moving the story forward—usually something that the actors handle… weapon? eating utensils? a ring? a truck?), production assistants, etc.

Hair/make up and wardrobe are sort of art department-related but they’re usually self-sufficient and the production designer doesn’t always have to be so involved with that except under special circumstances. 

Essentially, the production designer designs the production. In the case of the John Legend video, I was a one-man art department minus the duty of hair/make up and wardrobe except on occasion (the artist girl in the vid was wearing my denim shirt)

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