Since I was quite young, I have always spent a lot of time in the shop (whether it be wood, metal, or auto) - designing, building, and tinkering. One of the things I love about photography is it gives me an excuse to continue this kind of creativity. Getting the camera out of my hands and into harder to reach spots is a goal that often guides my photographic process, in order to reveal a different perspective. This inevitably requires some sort of gadget, and I love the process of designing, building (at least in part), and tinkering with the eventual goal of using the boom, or rig, or mount, or whatever it becomes to help gain a unique and/or aesthetic perspective.

In this vein, and in the spirit of testing the video function of my new Nikon D3s, I put together this quick video of some recent time spent making some new equipment.

Music: Green Grass of Tunnel - Mum mum.is/

Nikon D3s, Tokina 90mm Macro, Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8, Nikkor 28mm 2.8

Note for D3s users: The flicker in the video comes from the florescent lamp. However, the setting in the camera to mitigate the flicker apparently didn't work on either at 50 or 60 Hz setting.

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