Alaska Life

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Anyone who is interested in knowing what gear I currently have to do my work. Here is a link!

Its www.donchonphoto.com/gearpage it will be an on going list also I am working on some videos to give out tips on how to shoot with certain lenses and what to look for in compositions.  I will be collaborating with local photographers to give their insight on it too!

Also go subscribe to my YouTube Channel there will be consistent content coming out in next few weeks! YOUTUBE

 

Mini Cooper Car Meet Up

Hey Guys,

It's summer and that means lots of outdoor stuff.  I've been pretty busy with client work and finally got time to get some free time and went to this car meet up that my friend told me about.  Met some dope people, saw some really cool cars, and obviously saw my friends.  Any who, here is the video that I made from the meet up and hopefully you guys like it!

SOUTHSIDE BLOCK PARTY

Summer Solstice Weekend is here and it was a pretty hectic day for me.  Filmed for about 5-6 hours and on my feet the whole time filming dope looking cars.  Met some old friends I knew back in the day and got to meet some new people for possible future networking.  Either way it was a fun time filming all these cars and I had a lot of fun editing this video.  I love seeing different types of stuff and just making use of my noggin to make it match with the music and seeing how and what I could do to make the footage usable and so forth.  

This time I used my Zhiyun Crane V2 for the whole time and my Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 and I love it since I didn't have to adjust the F stop every time I would be closer in the shot to 16mm and then move my lens back to 11mm.  That constant 2.8 made it really nice.  Also one bad thing would be the Non-IS but with it being so wide, I can just use the warp stabilizer in Premier to make the footage useable enough.  

One qualm I would have about the Zhiyun Crane is when I was using it the whole time my arm would get tired fast! Mind you I'm using the 80D with 11-16mm lens and the Crane itself.  That is about 8-10lbs total for recording nice shots.  I could of used it handheld with my 18-135 with IS. But I needed more practice with using my crane and the small jitters were not too much of a problem when the camera was moving.  Main point of this is I need practice with using my gimbal and I'll try to make use of it as much as possible.  That way I can know it's limitations and my limitations on the gear I use. 

Anyways enough of this rant.  If you want to see the video from this weekend just check out the link HERE!

 

Another Day Another Hike

So I went on a hike today with Louis from @offgridphotography and he was going to go to Rabbit Lake anyways so he invited me to come with.  It was about a 5 mile hike to an awesome lake area which I will post photos later since I mainly took photos with my film camera and was vlogging somewhat with my DSLR.  

The end point was still a bit snowy but you could see how high the peaks were and was just amazing.  I will definitely be back during the summer to check out the hike and see more of the views.  Louis is definitely a cool dude and very inspired by Chris Burkard.  

Hopefully there will be more of these hikes in the near future with other IG-er's to collab on hikes and network in this state.  

Here is a small vlog of today's hike.  It isn't much but hope you guys enjoy! :)

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