Unscripted talks about (mostly) photography


Join Spencer Pablo and Scott Davenport for each week for a fun, candid, unscripted chat about photography. There may be some rambling, some off-topic tangents, and some good-natured teasing. There will be laughing. Join in.


Unscripted Talks About (Mostly) Photography

Ep. 018: Rock Beats Scissors… And 10-Stop Filters

Scott proves once and for all that rocks are stronger than glass.

Scott and Spencer meet up in La Jolla on a very cold San Diego morning. They day began at 39F - what the heck, San Diego!?!?! Cold fingers cost Scott his 10-stop Formatt-Hitech filter - he dropped it while remembering a scene and it shattered into a bunch of pieces. Spencer backed Break Through on Kickstarter and talks about the durability of those filters. Another filter system by Xune uses magnets to more easily work with circular filters.

Another seagull incident! The conversation drifts to drones… Spencer had a close call with a seagull. The smaller DJI Spark is lightweight, but it can more easily be taken down by birds.

Scott talks about the shots he went after on this morning, and how they feed into his ongoing black & white project. Spencer inquires further - do tell! Scott explains more about what prompted him to start the project and what is end game is. The guys then talk about what motivates a personal photo project and does it need to have an end goal. And the guys brainstorm a quasi-creepy photo project for Spencer. Not to give too much away, but it involves area parks and trench coats.

The chat finishes with Spencer talking about his drone work and developing a look and style. Scott inquires about doing virtual scouting with 3D maps to find good locations for drone photography. And what about video orientation? Portrait or landscape, and when does it make sense for each?

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