Lester Jones on Shooting for Vans and Approaching Skaters

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Australian based creative Lester Jones has been featured many times on this site. He runs I Dig Your Sole Man; a blog on the Vice Network about fashionable shoes in the street world. And recently he was commissioned by Vans to shoot a short on Australian skater Chima Ferguson. The video is fairly simple, but still quite beautiful due to a couple of detail shots and cinematic movements.

But beyond the video, there is also the whole notion of approaching a skater and talking to them about being captured on film. And for folks that don’t know how to do this or want to, Lester offers some tips after the jump; along with the video.

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Review: Induro 75mm Hi-Hat & Kupo Vision Arm

Induro Hi Hat Kitted out.

The Induro Hi-Hat is a new tripod for photographers and videographers alike, capable of supporting a great deal of weight and getting real low to the ground. I have been looking for a tripod such as this that would enable me to get extremely low angle shots without always having to lay on the ground to get them. Induro offered to send me the new LFB75 Hi-Hat and Kupo Vision Arm to see what I thought about it. Continue on past the break for my review.

 

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First Impressions: Induro 75mm Hi-Hat (LFB75)

Induro Hi Hat Kitted out.

The Induro Hi-Hat is a new tripod for photographers and videographers alike, capable of supporting a great weight and getting real low to the ground. I have been looking for a tripod such as this that would enable me to get extremely low angle shots without always having to lay on the ground to get them. Induro offered to send me the new LFB75 Hi-Hat to see what I thought about it. Continue on past the break for my first impressions.

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Holiday 2012: Recommended Tripods (No Matter What Your Needs)

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Unless your hands are as stable as a turntable, you would benefit from employing a tripod. For the longest time I shunned tripods because I thought they would cramp my style and freedom. Freedom is popular these days and I didn’t want to hand it over to a silly, three-legged device.

But it turns out tripods can really help certain types of photography. Landscape is one of them, so is portraiture. Products, architecture…just about everything except underwater (although I was tempted to try that on my last trip to Hawaii). If you’re thinking of picking up a tripod or two, let me give you some suggestions based on pocketbook size and intended use. Options listed here range from $3 to $1550.

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