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!
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Motion Control System:
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly http://www.dynamicperception.com/
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker (used for slow panning)
Adobe Lightroom 4
Adobe After Effects
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I am a destination visual artist who specializes in photography, timelapse cinematography, & filmmaking. I love to travel, so if you have a project in some far flung location, lets talk.
Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Ever since I serendipitously won a trip to Yosemite when I was 18, the beautiful Range of Light has captured my heart and become my home. Nothing brings me more joy than to share this life changing beauty with others.
Ever since I became fascinated with timelapse photography almost 2 years ago, after seeing the work of Tom Lowe, I’ve wanted to do a piece on Yosemite and the Sierra. Now after almost 2 years of shooting, I'm thrilled to share. I hope you enjoy my vision of my home, the majestic Yosemite & Sierra. Best viewed Full Screen with Sound :)
If you would like to license any of my clips or hire me to shoot for you, please be in touch. I do have 4k footage available for licensing.
Also a huge thanks to all of you who help support me with your warm comments and continuing encouragement. It means more to me than you know.
I hope this inspires everyone to get outside and explore the beautiful outdoors, especially magical places like Yosemite National Park and the High Sierra. It's National Parks week and all of our national parks are free this week, so get outside and explore!
*So it seems like a lot of people are asking what gear I used. I'm not going to detail every little thing, but here's the core of what I used: (Shot at 5k in Canon RAW)
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 14L II & 16-35L II (rented from LensProToGo)
Canon 17-40L, 24-105L, 50L, 70-200L IS
KesslerCrane 5 foot Cineslider, Revolution Head, Oracle's & Basic controller, Elektra Motors, AT Outrigger Feet
Producers: Dave Ali Fils-Aimé | Dali Reel, Francisco Momplaisir | J'aime les Cayes
Cinematography/Editor/Writer: Alex Horner
Field sound recordist: Nick Mihalevich | Cape Status
Creole translation and adaptation: Marleen Julien
Voiceover engineer: Freddie Feldman | Vocomotion
Music composition: Rhian Sheehan - "A Thimble Full of Sorrow"
Post-sound mix: Steve Horner
Special thanks: Molly Augustin, Marleen Julien, James Murphy, Kevin Pierre, Thierry Rivette, Rhian Sheehan.
In October 2012, Nick, Dave, Francisco and I, set off on a 10 day journey along the Southern coast of Haiti in the back of a pickup. Our goal? To capture a side of Haiti that is rarely seen. Having been to Port Au Prince multiple times, it was refreshing to see Haiti in a new light. It's important to recognize that the images typically shown of Haiti, or any 3rd world country, do not necessarily represent the country as a whole. It has nothing to do with putting blinders on to problems and needs, but all to do with expanding your perception of a country.
We hope that these images can help motivate someone to get out and go somewhere that may seem scary or intimidating. When you get into it, it's not all bad.
You want to be free and open minded. Let's see the world as it should be seen. Every where there is a beauty and spirit of freedom. You just have to find it. Then share your experience and create links !