The Gimbal Adventure

The Gimbal Adventure

In 2015 I extensively blogged about motorcycles and posted some GoPro videos. Working with video is a pretty new sensation for me, one has to get used to the fact that the time invested into one video could also produce some dozen images. The “output” in terms of...
Washing a backpack (because a dog peed on it)

Washing a backpack (because a dog peed on it)

Earlier this year I was on vacation with my family. One day we went to a large field to let a kite fly. My backpack (A Crumpler muffin top in olive green), along with other stuff, lay some dozen meters away while we let the kite soar up in the air. Another family with...
Broken GoPro LCD screen due to cheap accessories

Broken GoPro LCD screen due to cheap accessories

The glass of the my GoPro’s front LCD screen is cracked. I have not witnessed the moment it cracked, but ca reconstruct how the damage happened. It happened while I used the camera in the frame mount. I did not buy the original frame mount but a cheap one from...
Encase your HDD in a Peli Protector 1120 case

Encase your HDD in a Peli Protector 1120 case

I have written a more than healthy amount of posts about backups, archiving and data storage. If you have followed my blog you already learned about my backup strategy (Link 1, Link 2). There are three copies of my archive: On my NAS and a carbon copy on two separate...
Review: Novoflex MagicBall 50 tripod head

Review: Novoflex MagicBall 50 tripod head

A multitude of heads for tripods is available on the market. There are three-axis heads, ball heads, geared heads to name only a few. I have gone through different tripod heads in my photographic life and today I want to share some thoughts on the Novoflex MagicBall....