My friend Dan Carr sent this my way and was blowing my phone up with text messages saying that I needed to check out this awesome piece of gear.  In the past I have used a Glidecam to achieve types of shots like this, however the Glidecam I had was made for DSLR’s and it couldn’t support the weight of the Red Epic, so I sold it.  I had been toying around with the idea of buying a bigger version of the Glidecam with a vest and arm but I was hesitant because I wanted to see if there was a solution out there that would allow me to get smooth shots with the Epic, without having to wear a vest.  I have a feeling that Freefly Systems has developed a product that could be the solution.

LinkedIn For Photographers

Long Story Short: Use LinkedIn to connect with past clients, influential people in your local area and clients that you would like to have on your books in the future. Add photos to your profile, and keep your profile up to date.

I’ve always been a fan of Dan Carr and his work.  I first discovered his ski work, but his automotive work is equally impressive.  

This article is really great, and forced me to re-look at my LinkedIn profile.  Advice includes

1. concern yourself with quality of connection, not quantity. 

2. Add photos to your profile.  It was a feature added to LinkedIn later on, and most people don’t take advantage of it.

3. Automate your content / updates with something like IFTTT.

If you’d like to stop by, here’s my LinkedIn.

Photographer Dan Carr Showcases Olympic Photographer's Gear

By Casey McCallister

Stipple always encourages creative uses, of our platform and photographer Dan Carr has found one of the most innovative uses yet.

The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us, and photographers from all over the globe are gathering in Sochi to cover the events. Dan has interviewed a few of the top photographers at the games, including in the posts Stippled photographs of their gear showcasing the individual pieces. As a photographer myself, I learned a lot from the interviews of what exactly is involved with photographing such a huge event

Take a look at Dan’s interviews with Streeter Lecka, Leon Neal, and Jed Jacobsohn to hear the detail and planning that goes into photographing the world’s biggest sports ceremony.

See all the interviews on Shutter Muse here: http://shuttermuse.com/tag/olympics

In Memory of Dan Carr, The Great Typographer and My Mentor

On Sunday, the craziest thing happened. I was in a town where I’ve never been to. I decided to visit the Villard Studios because I was just exploring the town. I met the two artists there and ended up talking to them for almost two hours. They made a wood print and gave it to me as a gift.

The crazy thing though, they had some friends visiting and I talked to them as well. One of them runs a letterpress shop in New Hampshire, and I was like “well, my typography professor in college runs a shop in New Hampshire, too.” She asked who and I said Dan Carr.

Everyone there was in shock when I said that. It turns out, the sole reason they gathered there that day was in memory of my college professor. They’d been reading his poems all day in honor of him. The person I talked with was his wife.

I couldn’t believe what happened. I randomly walked into a group of strangers but somehow we were all connected. I was also saddened by the news of my professor passing away last year.

Dan Carr was a great typographer and my mentor. Rest in peace. I am grateful he had arranged this “coincidence”, so that I could meet some great artists. I seriously want to pick up letterpress again.