Red Shirts Setup Protest Site – Bangkok 5th April 2014

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Filming yesterday the Red Shirts’ rally kicks off outside Bangkok. Pro-government Red Shirts began arriving at Aksa road in Thewi Wattana, on the outskirts of Bangkok, on Saturday, for a three-day rally in support of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and against the Constitutional Court ruling annulling the February 2 election.

The rally is also expected to meet a counter-protest by the anti-government movement Yellow Shirts. Red Shirts, also known as the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, formed in the aftermath of former Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s ousting in September 2006 by a military coup.


Gun Battle Aftermath – Police Vs Protesters – Bangkok 18th Feb 2014

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Filming and photographing the protests … arrived just too late for the fighting and got shots of the aftermath. So far 4 dead and 64 injured. Police and protesters gun battle.



Android Tablet For Photo Editing? … Stop! … Use Windows 8 Instead!

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Android or iPad tablets have become very popular. Is it possible to actually carry out a professional workflow on a tablet (rather than a laptop)… ? Read on below to find out…

As a photographer carrying loads of gear I always want to down size and compact… it looks like an interesting option to replace the laptop in 2 ways. 1. A tablet is far lighter. 2. Battery life is generally much better. 3. The ease of getting it out, putting it away and using it handheld with touch screen would make me actually do more “work” on train journeys, in the back of a taxi etc.

Canon6DCameraToSonyTap11TabletCurrently my workflow involves : Camera, Samsung Note 3 and Laptop. I shoot RAW, copy all the RAW files to my Note 3. I use an app called ‘RAW Droid’ to very quickly flick through the images, view at 100% and delete all the bad ones. I then copy that folder of images from Note 3 to Laptop. Convert Canon CR2 to Adobe DNG and then edit in Adobe Lightroom.

So far I have not found any good editing app on the android (I want to non destructively edit RAW DNG, keyword them and export JPGs.

I decided to a bit more research on this and it really seems no viable solution is available yet for the Android system. See this very good research report by Olivier Duong

This brought my thinking to another way. What if I can get all the capabilities of my laptop in a device the same size and usability as an Android Tablet? With the invention of Windows 8 now you can…

My conclusion came to (see following links for detailed reviews) : Why not buy either a 1. Sony Vaio Tap 11 OR 2. Microsoft Surface Pro 2.

See the comparison video here:

Both of the above are basically excellent tablets but run also the windows 8 operating system like a normal computer. Then u can install full versions Adobe Lightroom / Photoshop and edit away to your hearts content.

They also have removable keyboards which you could leave at home or bring.

Just keep all of your images on an external hard disk and plug in to edit OR make a ‘temp’ editing folder within the tablet harddrive (storage space is generally not amazing) … edit and tweak and when done move it to your external HD ready to do ur next ‘temp’ batches… :)

Forget about android for editing (maybe they will get some decent lightroom app out there but not at this stage).

Any thoughts from any of you other photographers out there (Pro’s and Amateurs all welcome alike!)

Prison Fight Videos – Thailand

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I have been filming Prison Fight for the last 3 days. First day was at prison fight gym in Bangkok. Then travelled a couple hundred kms to Khlong Phai prison for the press conference and the actual fight competition inside the prison between prisoners and international fighters. Fighting categories : muay thai, taekwondo and boxing.


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Prison Fight Press Conference

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Filming and photography at Prison Fight press conference inside Khlong Phai Prison in Thailand today.

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Crazy Video Sketches In Bangkok

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A meetup with the videographer friends in Bangkok, we decided to last minute put together some sketches thought up on the spot. I was shooting aswell as 3 other cameramen. The following videos I have edited together using bits from each camera. Please note that all the script is fictional. Thanks to everyone involved! Enjoy…



Bangkok Protest Videos – Thailand

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See below a few of the recent videos I have shot for Ruptly – my client in Berlin, Germany. All of the videos are not shown below as they are not loaded on youtube, but can be see on their website here : www.Ruptly.tv

The Bangkok protests are heating up, leader Suthep will ‘shut down’ the city on Monday 13th January.

Check back for more videos soon of the protests plus a special feature I will be shooting on “Prison Fight” – a mixed martial arts fighting tournament which allows actual prisoners from the Thai jail’s to fight potentially for their freedom.



MANA! Hong Kong – 360 Virtual Tours

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Just got back from Hong Kong, doing virtual tour panoramic photography for MANA! Set in the heart of Central downtown, MANA! is a new concept of vegetarian consumption and ethical practice. They use biodegradable cups and cutlery made from corn starch and offer free fresh drinking water for all. They are one of the top rated lunchtime restaurants in HK. To view the tours, click below (even work on mobile devices). You can also see them on my client’s website : www.mana.hk

To see more examples of my virtual tour photography see 360 Virtual Tours Gallery

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Press Video For Ruptly Agency in Berlin

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Was just heading out the door when I got a call from the the agency in Berlin (Ruptly) to get down to government house in Bangkok immediately to get footage of the protesters. They had cut of electricity today to force out the soldiers and were threatening to stop the food supplies. See my video on sale on their homepage by clicking the screenshot below :



Photographer In Action At Bangkok Protests

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A few shots taken of me at the Bangkok protests by awesome photographer and nice chap Gerhard Gruber. See more of his work here www.gerhardgruber.com