Picturing Cuba: Havana and Viñales | Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Santa Fe, New Mexico

I will be joining Arthur Meyerson on this trip.

The program is excellent. It truly is a person-to-person exchange, and I loved meeting the people of Cuba on the streets, talking to them, and photographing them. It was wonderful.  Kathryn Hill, past Cuba Program participant

As the eyes of the world turn to the small but resilient island in the Caribbean Sea, Picturing Cuba offers you the rare opportunity to engage with the Cuban people and to discover the country’s cultural diversity and physical beauty with your camera. Alluring, urban Havana and serene, verdant Viñales are our primary locations to explore. Join photographer and seasoned Cuba traveler Arthur Meyerson for a memorable journey to this beguiling country before it changes forever.

via Picturing Cuba: Havana and Viñales | Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Aerial Video and Photography coming to McGraphics | DJI S800 EVO

We have purchased two RC helicopters for ariel video and photography. This will bring new visual settings to video and photography. It will can bring new meaning with landscape photography. We will be able photograph or video from any height and angle needed to capture the perfect moment without movement.

Both of the DJI Phantom and S800 EVO helicopters are fitted with a Zenmuse gimbal with will give an new meaning to a steady shot. The DJI Zenmuse Gimbal is a milestone gimbal system which is developed for professional filming, aerial photography for commercial use. Even if aircrafts are in a fast-speed flight, it can still stabilize and control the camera equipment precisely with highest stability. The precision of control angle is within the range of ±0.05°, so picture or video output can reach the best effect.

The Phantom gimbal H3-2D gimbal is designed for the GoPro Hero3, and remote start/stop shooting, video transmission. On the S800 EVO has Z15 gimbal. In order to make the gimbal function the best, DJI provides the customized Gimbal according to the type of camera. For example, the Zenmuse Z15 supports Sony Nex 7. Zenmuse gimbal system has three types of control modes, which are Orientation-locked control mode, Non Orientation-locked control mode and Back to Mid-point mode (Horizontal mode). The three types of modes can be switched quickly from one mode to another to meet the different requirements of aerial photography. With the perfect mode and easy operation of the stable 3-axis Zenmuse gimbal, users can take excellent aerial works. With either one of the gimbals you will get a steady video with no bouncing around on windy days.

Here are videos using Ground Station software on a iPad.  The iPad ground station software, compatible with DJI flight control systems, is a portable mobile control platform designed for BVR (Beyond Visual Range) flight. I make a flight plan on the Ground Station software for these videos. After that I tell the software send the copter on the flight plan, it takes off and does the flight plan and comes back and lands. That is simplified but, that is what it does.

iPad Ground Station

  • The iPad ground station software, compatible with DJI flight control systems, is a portable mobile control platform designed for BVR (Beyond-Visual_Range) flight.
  • Single waypoint function, lick desired point and go.
  • Waypoints function edit a route and go – You can preset and edit flight routes according to real-time flight requirements.

The day that this video was shot there was a 18 mph wind and gusting at times.

This video was at Sunset Country Club also using the Ground Station software.

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Bull and Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel Financial Corp. in St Louis, Missouri at there downtown location

The Bull and Bear is subtitled ,”Force” since the CEO of Stifel Financial Corp. believes his company understands the dynamics of both Bull and Bear markets.  He wanted to make sure that it would be an even fight.  I even asked everyone who saw it being made which would win…I got answers evenly both ways.  As far as I know, this even fight is unique in depictions of the Bull and Bear in conflict. The Bear is based on the large Kodiak Bear and the Bull is based on Spanish fighting bulls.

The statue weighs in at about 9000 pounds and it is 12 get high 12 feet long and ten feet wide. From initial sketches to installation the statue took almost exactly one year to complete.  It was so large that we had to lease a warehouse to accommodate all the steps necessary to finish it.

Harry Weber was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1942 and educated at Princeton University where he studied art history.

Following his education, Weber served six years in the United States Navy. This included a year on river patrol boats in Vietnam where he compiled a compelling series of drawings chronicling his experiences there. These are to be featured at a permanent display of Military Art on the USS Alabama.

Weber sculptures have won major awards at national juried competitions, and are in private collections in the United States and abroad. His work has appeared on the covers of several national magazines. He has installed over one hundred larger works in twelve different states and the Bahamas

His sculptures have been featured at the Museum of Fine Arts in Newport, Rhode Island and are in the permanent collections of the National Dog Museum and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

Two of his sculptural groups have been designated National Lewis and Clark sites by the Federal Parks Department. This includes a twice life sized grouping of Lewis and Clark on the St. Louis Riverfront which commemorated the final celebration of the bicentennial of the expedition.

His sculptures of famous sports figures are prominent features at twelve different professional and amateur stadiums, including Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO, Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and the TD Garden in Boston, MA. A major display of his work is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. In 2011 he was named the National Sports Artist of the Year by the US Sports Academy.

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Bull & Bear by Harry Weber for Stifel in St Louis, MO

Harry Weber and Ron Kruszewski Chairman and CEO Stifel

Harry Weber and Ron Kruszewski Chairman and CEO Stifel

Bull and Bear Unveiling at Stifel in St Louis, Missouri

The Large crowd at the Bull and Bear Unveiling at Stifel in St Louis, Missouri

From left to right Harry Weber, Mayor Francis Slay, Ron Kruszewski Chairman and CEO, Stifel

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