Gopro FTW

I almost never watch commercials, mainly because I’m usually catching up on shows and I like the idea of fast forwarding. Regardless, I caught myself endulging in one the other day for gopro…a pretty nice looking HD camera. What made this camera so cool you might ask? The mount kits. The camera is basically made to be attached to moving things; cars, ropes, skateboards, bikes, etc.. It also produces some pretty cool shots. I don’t know enough about it yet to talk about how you upload the files and all the technical details (maybe you can fill them in in the comments), but I do like the price which sits under $300 depending on what model you choose. Signup for a chance to win one of everything they own (which is what the commercial was about) at http://gopro.com/win.

Gut level reaction? Compared to a flip, what you guys think? Thanks for reading.

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Do I Really Need Another Blog?

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I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a new blog. Some of you are rolling your eyes…that’s acceptable.

Here’s some background: If you aren’t aware, I’m kind of into photography. I’ve been shooting a lot with one of my friends, Mr. Bobby Schneider, or B. Schneider Photography. The other day we went out to scout a location for a maternity shoot. After trouncing in the hills for 30 minutes, taking photos left and right to see where that perfect shot was hidden, the clouds decided it was time to lighten the load (it started raining). Shorter story short, some funny stuff happened while we were scouting, and we found ourselves saying, “It’s too bad nobody ever sees the crazy stuff that goes into that one amazing shot.” DING. DING. DING.

So, my idea is to do a blog that would be short videos (flip cam or something) of the behind the scenes stuff that goes into the various photo shoots I (and those who like hanging out with me) end up doing. It would essentially document my life as a photographer, and since I’m fairly new, could be a great resource for other photographers who are starting out. The question remains, does it warrant a new blog or should I just post them here?

I don’t know…I’ve always wanted one of those cool blogs with video content (generated by me and friends). What do you think? Help me out a little?

(Image courtesy of Gizmodiva)

New Website Launched!

You may have seen my ongoing updates on Twitter and Facebook about working on my website. If you didn’t, you’ll just have to take my word for it. All that to say, my new site is finally finished and ready for the world to see. That said, it’s not perfect and I realize that. I’m looking for constructive feedback. What would you want to see? Do you think I need to provide a services page? Should I start up a blog on that site? Where are the typos? What should work better (functionality)? I’d be honored if you’d take a look around. As always, thanks for reading. [http://dustinreynolds.com]

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El Logo

Simple. Just the way I like it. [Update: The color is a much better match now]

It may not look like much, but I went through around 6-7 different iterations of a logo before I arrived here. Maybe I’ll post the progress for all of you to see how the idea changed from the initial concept to the final product. At the end of the day, I love an easy to read type logo..it just doesn’t need any explanation.

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Best Super Bowl Commercials

Ok, if you had to ask me (and you are because this is my blog), here are my three favorite commercials from the Superbowl.

For a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, the use of a Star Wars costume, a cute kid, and some pretty good acting, we arrive here:

And because I’m a marketer, this one hit the funny bone:

For the use of great visual effects and creativity I choose this guy:

Overall, congratulations to Volkswagen for dominating this year…