Monday, April 30, 2012

Saturday's VLog

12 comments:

Pilote Ancien said...

Am really enjoying the vids, Darryl.

Two footnotes to this one from my experience:
1) The pull-outs DO work both ways. Was down at the end of March on a weekday, running pretty hard. Traffic was light, so there was NO problem with more people going by when we used one to build a gap to a 20-foot truck. We gave him 3-4 minutes about a third of the way into a northbound run, and didn't catch him again.
2) Topoco Lodge (which seems very nice) is TOTALLY NON-SMOKING. There aren't many of us left (see: Darwin Award!), but, I booked Fontana Village Resort instead so I could light up. FVR has a few "smoking allowed" rooms. It was fine too, in the "somewhat upscale" department.

K03gsxr750 said...

Much better this go around, good info glad your out there doing your thing!

bikerider2006 said...

Enjoying each video..keep it up

Ralph Couey said...

I think you mentioned once a long time ago that you generally shoot about 16,000 images a week during the peak months. How long does it take for you to upload those to the blog? And what percentage of what you shoot ends up getting sold?

I'll say it again, you have the greatest job on planet earth.

Ralph Couey said...

Oh yeah...If blogger is as slow for you as it generally is for me, have you ever thought about buying some servers and self-hosting your site?

brianh said...

what turn are you in for april 30 video?

Darryl Cannon aka "killboy" said...

It's labeled "killboy corner" on the map, formerly Shade Tree. It's about mile marker 4.9.

ky_airhog said...

As Ralph mentioned, I'm curious about the whole picture taking, downloading, sorting thing and how long does the process take each once you have the pictures taken.

ShortBus said...

KB, I'm curious about how long a camera body lasts you. I have a 7D that I believe Canon has rated 250k clicks for the shutter. Seems like that wouldn't last you one season!

Darryl Cannon aka "killboy" said...

I may address some of the workflow stuff in a future video, but understand that we have enough copy-cats as it is, so I'm not going into great details to further help them cut into our income.

The camera bodies typically last a year or two. We have 4 photographers so the load gets split up...plus that shutter rating is pretty much the minimum you should expect. I'd say you could typically double/triple/quadruple it if you're not too rough on the camera or anything.

timmythecop said...

you should inform folks how not to block your shots when visiting, like my donkey ass did.

Also, will be back starting May 14th, so you want another diet coke?

Darryl Cannon aka "killboy" said...

*parks right in front of me* "Am I in your shot?"

Ya think?

And no damn diet! =P