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Monday, August 06, 2007

This Will Literally Make You Want to Throw Up.

But in a good way.








The Moment of Zen comes at the 1-minute mark. The payoff comes at 1min, 31secs. But to get to that, you'll have to get through the cheeseball opening titles.

There are a couple of interesting nuggets in the main body of the video, if you can endure an gratuitous, 5-minute-long iPhone interview. But I think the "ninja move" at the end is pretty funky.

Oh, and you are totally on your own if you get the idea from here and then miss your camera. I mean that.


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29 Comments:

Anonymous Norby said...

Looks like a veteran of the flickr cameratoss group :)

-/\/

August 06, 2007 12:25 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

how did he fire his camera?

August 06, 2007 12:46 AM  
Blogger SoulJah said...

Timer.

Looks like a wide enough lens would do the job. Looks like a 14mm Sigma to me. Hmm... But somehow I doubt I'd wanna toss my D80 like that. Monopod it up there maybe.

August 06, 2007 1:06 AM  
Blogger HCoyote said...

That was totally freaking awesome.

I'm still not launching my camera up to get a shot like that.

August 06, 2007 1:08 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Looks cool but uh... not with my camera!

August 06, 2007 2:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty lame "trick"... Why draw attention away from the people that matter, on their wedding day? Photographers that interject themselves into weddings or eat up the bride and groom's time are a bit obnoxious.

August 06, 2007 2:45 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Neat trick but kinda loses the point for wedding photography. Not really interested in the photographer becoming a part of the scenery.

August 06, 2007 4:31 AM  
Anonymous David Webb said...

Timer would only get one shot... It looks like he's getting multiple shots from one toss.

Most of the other camera toss shots I have seen have all been long exposure. I'd love to know how he's doing multiple shots.

August 06, 2007 6:02 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

Yeah...I am too wondering how he kept the camera firing...

David?

August 06, 2007 6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is, how is he triggering the shutter.? At the end, it looked as if he was in continuous drive mode, but how do you do that without a finger on the camera's shutter release or a remote shutter release?

August 06, 2007 7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm. Rent a bungee truck, it'll be cheaper and more fun for the guests! :-)

August 06, 2007 7:56 AM  
Blogger Nicholaus Haskins said...

yay CutframeTV!

August 06, 2007 8:10 AM  
Blogger Will V said...

Low-tech, but I would imagine a small wadded up piece of paper, and some tape would be one solution to get the camera firing constantly during the toss...

August 06, 2007 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Nicolas Tan said...

if the camera is a nikon D2 series or D200, it would have a built-in intervalometer/time-lapse mode. and with it, you can set the amount of time and how many photos you want taken during that time.

i still wouldn't throw my camera like that though...

August 06, 2007 9:27 AM  
Blogger George Natis said...

Well I guess thats the way to be individual. The client says we want the Mike Larson shot whenever he is booked. This is a way to seperate from other´s "mainstream" style.

August 06, 2007 10:12 AM  
Blogger Will Foster said...

Yeah, my D200 can be setup so i can take how ever amount of pictures during a however amount of time period. It is pretty snazzy, and fun to play around with! :)

August 06, 2007 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if he's ever done a bad toss and knocked over members of the wedding party in pursuit of his camera. Or worse yet, I wonder if his camera has ever nailed someone in the head. Does his liability insurer knows about this?
lol...

August 06, 2007 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! not. nice trick but if hes doing this all the time its not exactly pushing his boundaries or coming up with new stuff like he says. its just doing something different but repeatedly doing it. sorry, im not going to quote him as i wouldnt want to listen to that drivel again. And what wedding couple wants a pic of him in their shots? its about them not the douche bag photog. the ninja guy, that looked more interesting.

August 06, 2007 2:41 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

I think in the iphone interview it was alluded to that he was sponsored, so he probably doesn't have to worry about breakage, and it explains why he needs to be the center of attention.

August 06, 2007 3:01 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Cool "trick" - definately individual. Like the others have said, not with my main camera. Also noted another thing he said which was to gague the clients; doesn't sound like he does this on every wedding if he doesn't think it would go down well. I don't believe he is the unthinking radical label that his apparent behaviour seems to attract. I just might follow some of his ventures ... if I had the guts.

August 06, 2007 5:01 PM  
Anonymous Paulo Rodrigues said...

I can't imagine anyone wanting me in their wedding photos, apart from SWMBO that is.

I guess you could get one of those heavy lifting kites and do the same shot without getting into the picture. Like these

http://www.flickr.com/photos/danbrinnehl/696989663/in/pool-kiteaerialphotography/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kap_cris/562159880/in/pool-kiteaerialphotography/

August 06, 2007 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could consider a photographer like this to be part of the hired entertainment (like the band or DJ), but otherwise I agree with leaving him out of the shot. It's unfortunate that a memorable shot like that (it is memorable) has him in it, but a little Photoshopping could clone some grass to fix that.

August 06, 2007 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Set camera on interval timing, set the number of frames to buffer max and continuous mode
2. Throw
3. Interval will begin as soon as you hit the shutter and end when your buffer fills

- Austin

August 07, 2007 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It made me want to throw up in a BAD WAY.

I don't think much a photographer that has the need to make himself the center of attention during a day that is reserved for the bride and groom.

It's not his wedding, it's theirs.

As a photographer, he could take his clothes off and run around. That would be entertaining, too.

Or he could focus on being invisible and taking the best images of his life for THEM.

Another case in point about his overinflated ego...

Did he have to flash the iPhone on camera?

Don't think so...

August 07, 2007 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez, people...he came up with a neat way to make a shot and he did it. He was dressed close enough to the wedding party that nobody is going to wonder what he's doing in there. It's not like he was laying on the grass in the middle demanding to be seen. How do we figure he's "drawing attention away from the people"? They're IN THE PICTURE!

Sure, there's other ways he could have done this shot, but in the middle of the stress and timing of a wedding, he's hardly got time to take away from the more important shots just to do something fun.

I bet any money that this shot is one that gets shown off more than just about any other by the bridal party.

Kudos to the photographer. We all need something new and creative instead of the boring posed wedding shots.

August 08, 2007 11:51 AM  
Blogger Erin Cady said...

I think you guys who are raggin on him are missing the point. The point is that his clients obviously LOVE it. They are having a good time and will love sharing that with others. He's not trying to be the center of attention, or put on a show, he's trying to show his fun personality with his photography, and it shows that he LOVES his job! You act as though it's his only wedding party shot and he has "tainted" it by being visible. That is missing the point. He's creating buzz, having fun, and being different than others. I love it. (and it's not hard to see that his clients do too.)

August 09, 2007 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bleh, not impressed by showboating, nor the "look how cool I am" name dropping. "Let me just call my buddy Mike Colon up on my i-phone."

Sorry, but it seems more parlor trick than anything else. Gimmicky and distastefully ego driven.

August 09, 2007 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree... Most failed to see the Buzz he created... That's all, Buzz! If it helps sell, Great... Not my cup of tea, but I would hope he has the insurance and has notified all in the photo of the possibility of getting conked on the head. I would prefer a wide angle on the monopod.. Very creative, but dangerous... I am sure not all of his clients want that... but if it works for him... thats good...

August 14, 2007 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a TOSSER!

August 21, 2007 7:38 PM  

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