1. I'm very pleased to share with you my first attempt at a timelapse video! Be sure to turn up the volume and view in HD.

    This video documents my first trip out west, where I spent 4 days traveling with one of my best friends 800+ miles around Oregon, trying to see as much of it's beauty as possible in the small time frame that we had. We had many long days of hiking and sleeping in the car and I wouldn't change a minute of it. After that, we ventured up to Canada, where we spent 5 days in a lakeside cabin, with several other photographers. It was heaven. Getting to walk out the door and see a massive lake with mountains on the other side was incredible. We were lucky enough to have a great showing of the Aurora on the next to last night while we were there. It was an experience I'll never forget. There was another display the following night, but the clouds got pretty thick and really hindered that showing.

    Ever since I first saw timelapse work from Tom Lowe, a year or so ago, I became fascinated with that field of photography and what it enabled, such as seeing the Milky Way moving across the sky. I've been constantly inspired by other incredibly talented photographers and their timelapse work, such as Sheldon Neill, Eric Hines, Brad Goldpaint, Shawn Reeder, Ole Salomonsen, Terje Sorgjerd, Ben Canales, Drew Geraci, and many more. I owe a big thanks to Sheldon, Drew, Eric, and Sean Parker for giving me some guidance along the way towards creating this video.

    Equipment used:
    Canon 5DMKII
    Canon 16-35LII
    Nikon 14-24
    After Effects
    Premiere Pro

    The song used is Sacred Nature, by Paul Cardall. I'm incredibly glad that I stumbled across this song, since it is so beautiful and compliments the video as well as it does.


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  2. This summer, two friends and myself all left our comfortable jobs of six years to spend two months traveling across the country and teaching photography workshops along the way. We all felt that it was time to take a risk and get out of our comfort zones... adventure was calling us. It was a trip filled with endless hours cooped up in a van, exploring breathtaking landscapes, sharing stories and laughs, meeting some of the nicest people, making new friends, getting to meet old friends from around the country, and sharing our love of photography with others.

    This trip was a constant test for me, as we had such short and limited time in nearly all of the spots we visited. In most cases, I'd have to hurry out of the van with all of my gear and find a decent composition in a very short amount of time as soon as we would arrive at the location. It was a constant race against the light.

    During those 2 months, we traveled across 32 states , visited 13 national and state parks, and drove nearly 13,000 miles in a (somewhat) trusty old Dodge Caravan... with no cruise control. It was an adventure that gave us many memories that we will all hold onto for many years to come. I think that everybody needs to take a trip and have their eyes opened to just how beautiful this world is and how much is really out there.

    A big thanks to Coca-Cola and Flickr for helping to sponsor our trip. Thanks also to everyone else that donated, attended our workshops, and gave us places to stay!

    'Signaling Through The Flames' by 'The American Dollar'
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    Motion Control System:
    Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly http://www.dynamicperception.com/
    Vixen Polarie Star Tracker (used for slow panning)

    Camera Gear:
    Canon 5DMKII
    Canon 5DMKIII
    Canon 24LII
    Canon 16-35LII
    Canon 70-200L ISII
    Canon 85L
    Nikon 14-24 f2.8
    Lee Filters
    Manfrotto Tripods

    Adobe Lightroom 4
    Adobe After Effects

    You can find more of my work at:
    Website: http://shaneblackphoto.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shaneblackphotography
    Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaneblack/
    500px: http://500px.com/shaneblack
    Instagram: @shanemichaelblack
    Email: shaneblack300@gmail.com - digital downloads are available upon request.

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