In the latest video from Silber Studios, Marc goes behind the scenes with photographer Bob Holmes at the Hess Collection in Napa Valley. Holmes, a three-time Travel Photographer of the Year, takes Marc on a tour of the incredible gallery while offering tips for lighting, framing, and finding punctuation points in your photographs.

“Know your equipment.” The saying might seem obvious at first, but listen to the way Bob explains the importance of a photographer’s familiarity with his camera and you’ll have a new-found appreciation for your equipment. Watch as he shows Marc actual examples during an impromptu photo shoot at one of the world’s most prestigious wineries.

Holmes is an internationally revered travel photographer whose images have appeared in Time Magazine, National Geographic, and The New York Times. Check out other interviews we’ve done with Bob to help improve your photography, and be sure to check out more of his work at Robert HolmesPhotography.com

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.  With love in the air we’re bringing you an interview with San Francisco based wedding photographer Anna Kuperberg. Anna’s work has been featured on the cover of Photo Magazine and Professional Photographer. This year she was voted one of the 10 best wedding photographers by American Photo magazine.

Pic of the day:

This picture was taken by the Associated Press’ chief photographer in Pakistan, Muhammed Muheisen. Apparently theres a brouhaha in Pakistan between conservatives boycotting Valentines day and Romantics who are striking back with pink teddy bears and flowers. Story here

How am I celebrating the day with my special lady? By taking her on a group date: Me, her and Bruce Willis in “A Good Day to Die Hard” .

Why be cliche and go with candles when you can really turn up the romance with HUGE EXPLOSIONS ? Apparently CNN agrees with me.

Michio Kaku on “The Power of Video”

Dr. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist, discusses how pictures, videos and images help us understand the universe. Hear from a physicist how we think visually and how video (and photography) will help get your message across to your audience.

Thanks to Cisco for this video.

Produced by Silber Studios, the first in the NYSE Big StartUp’s “Unlocking Potential” series. Guy Kawasaki, co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures and former chief evangelist at Apple Inc., recently sat down with Evernote’s CEO Phil Libin to extract advice for other budding entrepreneurs.

I had the idea for a show to get an inside look at how entrepreneurs, who have build some pretty big start ups, got to where they are. I asked Guy Kawasaki to be the host and after some bouncing ideas back and forth we decided to go for it. Our first stop was to talk to Phil Libin, the CEO of Evernote (a great app.)

Phil makes some very important points, good advice to all who set out to build a business large or small, such as:

“If you’re an entrepreneur for the right reasons — and really there’s only one right reason, which is to change the world a little bit — now is the best time in history to be an entrepreneur”

Guy Kawasaki and Evernote's CEO

And that tells you why I decided to produce this show. You know from my series “Advancing Your Photography” that I love to bring real insight and tips from those who have mastered their craft. Now I’m taking that approach to the area of how to build a business. In fact the two areas join: A working artist is after all an entrepreneur in the full sense of the word.

Do I have stories to tell about how to get such a series launched! It is not easy, to say the least, you really have to believe in yourself and in your mission. Yesterday when I saw the first video published, I must say I was overcome with all the hard work, and persistence this has taken.

Stay tuned for more…

 

 

 

 

 

Tiger Shark Steals $15K of Camera Gear!

 

While filming a documentary on Tiger Sharks in the Bahamas a videographers rig was stolen by a Shark, it’s not the first time a shark has taken gear but this has been the most expensive at over $15,000. Watch the video to see it all unfold.

 

Shooting Ballerinas in Natural Light

 

Von Wong recently shot a group of dancers from the Nation Sloviak Theater and he shot them in the city using ambient light. Watch how he posed the models and setup his shoots to get a dreamy look.

Surprise Dolphin Footage

Mark Peters from Santa Cruz went on a fishing trip with his friends to catch some Tuna. They brought along a GoPro which they put into a custom built housing and the footage the got was unexpected and almost surreal. A beautiful flurry of Dolphins swimming right past the camera, tons of them!

Human Speed Camera

Rémi Gaillard has hundreds of millions of views on Youtube because of his hilarious prank videos and in this one he is a walking speed camera, flashing people with a speedlite as if they are going too fast on the roads. Watch till the end to see what happens to Rémi, it’s a hilarious video.

What’s in Our (Video) Camera Bag!

Earlier this week we posted a What’s in Our Camera Bag video on our Facebook fan page to show our fans how we travel. If you haven’t already liked our Facebook fan page, feel free to do so and watch our video!

 

Slow Mo Cam Comedy with Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien, being the funny man that he is decided to rent the super slow motion cameras that were used in the London 2012 olympics and film some random stuff around the office. The resulting footage is hilarious, it’s true everything does look better in Slow mo.

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