Archive for the ‘Photowalking’ Category

Photowalking above Silicon Valley

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

This is a different kind of photowalking than we usually do. First, no Thomas Hawk. Second, we have a real, professional photographer (he even has the license plates to prove it). Third, we go for a nature walk up in the Long Ridge Open Space Preserve above Silicon Valley. The photographer is Marc Silber, who also teaches photography and has an
[tag]eBook on how to make better photographs. He gives us tons of tips in this one-hour walk.

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Highlights of Photowalk with professional photographer Marc Silber

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Here’s just a few minutes of a really great photowalk with professional photographer Marc Silber who takes us around the Long Ridge Open Space Preserve above Silicon Valley. Photos and Photography tips packed in to a few short minutes.

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Photowalking tour of Stanford University

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

This is a real treat. Stanford University’s Ian Hsu setup a tour for a fairly large group of photographers. We met Patience Young, who gave us a tour of the Rodin Statue Garden, Bernard Barryte who told us a story about the Burghers of Calais, and Gabe Hoffman and the rest of the hybrid systems lab crew who showed us their quadrotor helicopters. Add in Thomas Hawk and tons of other cool photographers who joined us for the tour and you’ll not just get a great tour of Stanford University from a unique perspective but you’ll learn some photography tips from Thomas as well.

Special thanks go to our photowalkers who contributed their photos to this video:

Thomas Hawk
Robert Scoble
Chris Collins
Jeremy Franklin
Josh Thompson
Jeff Henderson
Jigar Champaneria
David Newman
Min Liu
Matt Roe
Dennis Goedegebuure
“Jadient” on Flickr

If I left anyone out, please accept my sincerest apology.

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Meet the STARMAC robotic helicopter at Stanford

Monday, October 15th, 2007

During our recent photowalking, Stanford University rolled out its STARMAC team (Stanford Testbed of Autonomous Rotorcraft for Multi-Agent Control). These are quadrotor helicopters that can fly remotely without much human assistance. Really cool research project that you’ll want to check out. Anyway, here you meet the team: Gabe Hoffmann, Ph.D. candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics; Haomiao “H” Huang, Ph.D. candidate; Aeronautics and Astronautics; Steve Waslander, post doctoral scholar, Aeronautics and Astronautics; Vijay Pradeep, M.S. student, Mechanical Engineering and Mike Vitus, Ph.D. candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics. They fly it around and explain what it is. By the way, in the video they said it costs $10,000 to build one of these. The team did more research and found out that you could build one for about $3,000 now.

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Photowalking on the USS Hornet

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

The photo geeks visit the USS Hornet and come away with some good memories and a great set of photos. Thomas Hawk leads us around the decks of the famous aircraft carrier that played a key role in World War II and also picked up two of the Apollo crews.


Photowalking 10: Maker Faire

Friday, July 13th, 2007

We walk around with Flickr-famous photographer (he’s also CEO of competitor Zooomr) Thomas Hawk at the second Maker Faire. If you’ve never been to a Maker Faire, this is a good chance to get a look at some of what goes on there. Thousands of people who make things from crafts to computers and lots of stuff in between. Legos, robots, weird cars and traveling machines, and lots more. Add in some entertainment and you have an event that’s lots of fun for photographers to shoot. Here you’ll meet some craft-makers and we film a Diet Coke explosive event too. Lots of fun. On Monday, I’ll have an interview up with the two guys who started Maker Faire, too, where you’ll hear about their future plans.

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Photowalking 9: Dream Machines

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

What do you get when you throw a productive photographer into a show with 2,000 machines? Sheer chaos, that’s what. Oh, and some great photos! Come along for Half Moon Bay’s Dream Machines show, where you follow Thomas Hawk along for some of his photo shooting and get to meet some other photographers, too. Oh, and don’t miss all the photos that we shot at this event on Flickr — more than 500 photos are there. Which one is your favorite?

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Photowalking 8, part II, with Thomas Hawk: stunt bikes, tide pools, and surfers in Half Moon Bay

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Here we continue our Photowalk around Half Moon Bay with a 600mm monster lens where we take photos of people looking at tide pools, stunt bikers jumping over rocks, and more surfers. All while meeting some of the 25 people who showed up for the Photowalk. Next Photowalk, by the way, is on Sunday, April 29th, at the Half Moon Bay airport where we’ll be shooting some of 2,000 “dream machines.” You’re welcome to come along. Meet at the front gate of dream machines at 9 a.m., or call Scoble at 425-205-1921 to join in.

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Photowalking 8 with Thomas Hawk: Printing, surfing in Half Moon Bay

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

In this first part of the eighth Photowalking show I’ve done with Thomas Hawk 25 photo geeks met one March morning to shoot with a massive 600mm F4.0 lens. Thomas Hawk showed off some prints he made with his new Epson R2400 printer. Dave Sifry, founder of Technorati, showed off his gear and skills and lots more happened in Half Moon Bay. If you’re interested in photography, you’ll probably enjoy this show a lot.

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Photowalking 6, #2: SLAC tour, longest building

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Here we continue the tour of the Stanford Linear Accelerator by Bebo White. Follow photographer Thomas Hawk as he captures some great images of this wonderful building (the longest in the U.S.).

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