Posts Tagged ‘photography’

The Amtico Co., Ltd: Craft Services Wizards

December 11, 2017

While on a recent shoot in the UK, the customer arranged craft services (catering) duties with skill and aplomb. Delivered from a nearby restaurant, everything was delicious and attractively displayed; a well-balanced variety to suit any taste; plus lots of it for our crew of three. The choices were really practical, too, as much of it didn’t require plates, tableware, or messy condiments.

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ACTION ITEM: Whomever is in charge of craft services, be sure 1. it’s delivered to your shoot location (so you’re not wasting time traveling), 2. It’s fresh and flavorful, 3. It’s simple, and 4. It respects anyone’s dietary restrictions (Not sure? Ask!)

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Empty Plane

November 16, 2017

Had another one of those weird flights (London Heathrow to SFO) where the plane is almost empty. Love getting a row to myself, but it’s a little bit creepy, too.

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ACTION ITEM: Spread out

Water Works

November 10, 2017

Talented photographer James Barnett captured this candid of me enjoying the fountains in Parliament Square in Bern, Switzerland (sometimes described as the City of Fountains).

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ACTION ITEM: Bring a raincoat

Coffee Pot Museum

November 8, 2017

I spent the last month on virtually non-stop US and international travel – the rest of this week are a few items from that trip.

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Outside the location in which I was working (the Washington Hotel) is the little-known but wide-awake American Coffee Pot Museum (warning – autoplay)

ACTION ITEM: Cream, two sugars

Haunted Harvest

November 8, 2017

My Hallowe’en decoration from last week in front of our home. The scariest part was firing up that old 1952 Ford 8N tractor – there’s just no telling what that ancient bucket of bolts will do.

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ACTION ITEM: Feel the chil

Customary

November 3, 2017

My clients (Kristin Poulton and Jim Barnett, both of QAD, Inc.) patiently waiting at the customs counter at Birmingham Airport (BHX).

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Our gear was left on the tarmac for an hour, then another 30 minutes waiting for an agent to appear. Traveling with gear means being an exporter/importer, with all the preparation and paperwork you can imagine that entails. I’ve done it about a dozen times; Kristin and Jim have both become experts.

 

ACTION ITEM: Do not travel overseas with gear without full documentation, usually in the form of an ATA Carnet.

Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn

October 29, 2017

Left outside baggage claim at Denver International Airport, about 11:24 pm (not by me, I can assure you). I. Can’t. Even.

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ACTION ITEM: Watch your step.

Ramblin’ Man

October 27, 2017

I spent the last month on virtually non-stop US and international travel. The next few posts will just be stuff I saw. Here are two shots of Bern, the lovely Swiss capital built around a kink in the Aare River. Absolutely delightful. Cannot wait to return.

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ACTION ITEM: You’ll want to go to there.

Test Fail

October 23, 2017

Boarding my aircraft at London Heathrow, scanning my boarding pass to get through the gate to the aircraft. Took like 10 seconds to do this (if you don’t think that’s a long time, try counting out 10 seconds with a line of hostile Group 2’s behind you) before the scanner let me through. Seems it was waiting for me to confirm that I was okay sitting in an exit row. Took 10 seconds to figure out the boarding pass scanner but I’m good to MacGyver the door in the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure and/or engines afire emergency with hundreds of lives at stake. Yeah. Sure. I’m good with that.

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ACTION ITEM: Count on me

Manbaby

October 20, 2017

My new, personal coat-of-arms (seen last week at the lobby restroom at my hotel in Birmingham, UK: Man. Baby. Manbaby.

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ACTION ITEM: Grow a spine.


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