High Tech Imaging to See the World in a Different Light

For photographers of nature, human stories, and historic or cultural places, our mission is to get people to connect to our images in a way that makes them care about the subjects of the photos. In the ultimate case, we can make such an impact that people feel moved to take action to help preserve an environment or right a wrong. This has become exponentially harder in an always-connected world where the pace at which we consume media has increased to the point that we really can’t pay attention to anything. Iconic images of the past such as the lone figure standing up to a tank in Tiananmen Square or the Berlin wall being torn down that changed the way we thought about the world now get only a second or so of view time before we swipe on to the next image. Engaging a media consumer with video can be even harder… every video needs to compete with Sneezing Baby Panda or the latest YouTube sensation.

I believe that the only way to keep photography and videography in its critical role of being able to encourage change is to evolve it to compete in this new media-overloaded environment. One way to do this is to use high-tech imaging systems to capture images and allow people to interact with these images in a way that grabs their attention. For me, this includes generating 3D models from imagery (photogrammetry) to be viewed using augmented reality or virtual reality, capturing immersive full sphere images and video, and generally finding new ways to design and deploy camera systems that give us all a way to see the world in a different light.

I hope that you enjoy the images and stories found here as much as I have enjoyed capturing them!

  • 3D scanning in Holtun

    In October of 2014 we collaborated with Guillermo de Anda and team to test out our system and workflow for 3D in-situ scanning of artifacts in the Holtun cenote (flooded sinkhole) in the Yucatan. Holtun is an amazing place with a natural shelf about 20 feet underwater on which rests human remains (most likely Maya […]

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  • Color Night Vision Testing

    I have been working on low light color imaging (color night vision) for a while. My initial testing used around $35,000 in night vision tubes, specialized filters, and machine vision cameras. However by hacking an off the shelf camera, it is amazing what you can achieve. The video sample here compares a standard Canon 5D […]

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