Bonus Video: Photography on the Edge
Hi, I'm corey rich I'm here in seattle that creative live and I'm really going to be teaching a couple of courses that have nothing to do with hanging on robes, but for the next five minutes we're going to actually jew mara, send a rope to the top of this lighting trust in studio and I'm pretty certain I'm the first guy that's gonna climb a rope to the top of the lighting truss the reality is a lot of my job is telling stories for major ad campaigns and corporate clients, but my passion really is being in vertical environments. I spent a lot of my life hanging on robes to tell the stories that are closest to my heart, so what I thought I would do is actually just show you the fundamentals of howto ascend a rope and take powerful pictures and shoot video at the same time I try to pare my kit down to pretty simple equipment just the basics I have a low proton loader sixty five and inside I have a nikon d six hundred I like this just over the shoulder strap because it allows me to move th...
e bag efficiently, but most of the time, unless I'm really moving, I'll keep the camera out and I could just sling it over my shoulder I'll close the bags and nothing falls out so d six hundred sixteen to thirty five millimeter lens and then on my right hip, I actually have seventy two, two hundred two point eight lens in just another low pro pouch this is kind of the basics inside the inside the pack I have an extra camera battery and I also have a headlamp these air to pretty key piece of equipment inevitably you get stuck out in the dark extra batteries so I don't run out of power little lens cleaning device for dust and smudges and I'll always have in the top of my back, back a little clif bar to something that will tide me over from hanging out for a long time um safety's, no accident so I'm gonna put on my helmet here it's a lot more serious than I'm going to make it look, maybe I'm going to make it look more serious than it is, so I'm using a sender's thes air specifically designed for climbing ropes there you could buy these in orry I left I would recommend that you actually really learned how to rock climb and understand this equipment before you before you do this in your backyard. So I'm putting this ascender my blue ascender is my right hand left ascender is my yellow and and what this allows me to do is actually climb the rope with a minimal amount of energy because I'm using my legs so also these air not the right shoes for doing this but I'm fresh off of a plane so flip flops or not what I advise using however you can measure the quality of your life it's directly proportional to the number of days and flip flops so I try to stay in flip flops is often as possible okay let's see here let's get my left foot in there okay, so now I'm literally just standing up with my feet and that allows me tio now I'm putting my weight in my harness when you can see I can't really control how much I'm spinning but the camera now is hanging on my my neck one of the things that I like to do is all actually take the camera off of my shoulder put a carabiner on it well actually clip that right there so now I've taken the weight of the camera off of my my neck and shoulders so becomes much more comfortable for hanging out in fact it's a lot like having a tripod you can see that there's a point of contact fairly stable you know now I can actually start shooting photos to fairly stable platform when I go to change lenses I mean a lot of its muscle memory but I can pull this seventy two hundred out I kind of dropped the cap in the bag and then what I'll do is it's nice to not be holding the camera we'll just go ahead and put the lens right into that pouch. Okay, slide that in. I can go ahead and put that one's on. So that's a nice, smooth transition, and I always have my hands on the equipment. So there's, no fear of actually whips dropping anything like a lens cap there and going to put a cap on the back, throw it in that pouch. And so again, even with the seventy two hundreds of fairly stable platform. And if I'm up here, you know, oftentimes all hang out for hours in a position like this. And so a lot of it's kind of just getting comfortable in the harness, you know? And then I can sort of get my eye into the camera looking down the subject, it's. Just like another day in the office.