Archive for April, 2011

Added Nikon D5100 to my toolbox today

Posted in Captain's Personal Log, Photography, Photojournalism, Studio Portraiture, Travel, Video on April 30, 2011 by William Hooks

This body will give me the ability to capture full HD 1080p video, 16MP files, and perform HDR and selective color rendition of images in-camera with very light weight and a compact form for backpacking, climbing, travel and other active pursuits. The articulated 3″ screen is excellent and makes extreme-angle shooting such as video and macro much easier.

Don’t yet know how its battery will hold up to cold nor how the body will withstand heat and other weather.. we’ll see.

Photojournalism: Politics- May Day Labor march in Los Angeles

Posted in Photography, Photojournalism on April 27, 2011 by William Hooks

for more information about this demonstration and march in downtown Los Angeles, held at Olympic and Broadway intersection  and beginning at 10 AM Sunday, May Day (1 May 2011).

I will attend if my schedule allows that morning, and if so I plan to shoot HD-video for interviews and crowd coverage as well as still images. In the past I’ve sent material to the ANSWER coalition’s LA chapter for use in the media, including on the Washington, DC national website. I have included a direct link on my blog/site here for more information about their activities.

If others plan to attend, and wish to join me, write or call.

Danke, Angela….

Posted in Captain's Personal Log, Photography, Studio Portraiture on April 26, 2011 by William Hooks

Covina, CA session with Sandi

Posted in Captain's Personal Log, Photography on April 25, 2011 by William Hooks

Shot my first portraits in a while with the 200-400mm f/4 VR at the Alley… we used ambient and flash for the session.

Soccer at dusk: ISO 4000

Posted in Captain's Personal Log, Photography on April 24, 2011 by William Hooks

200-400 mm f/4 VR (at 400mm), Nikon D3s

Laura Shodire, the spokesperson for my ad clip at

Posted in Captain's Personal Log, Photography, Video on April 24, 2011 by William Hooks

Giving my multimedia presentation on the XXI Olympic Winter Games this evening at the monthly meeting of the Visalia Photography Group

Posted in Photography on April 22, 2011 by William Hooks

The Vancouver Olympic Cauldron