Category: Videos

Lunar Eclipse Over Temple

Tutorial: Capturing The Lunar Eclipse

Buy this print here. We’re honored, thank you. The above image, while not exactly viral, has netted 5000 views in 2 days. That’s a record for us here at ScaresMe. So, to repay your kindness, we thought we’d document how we processed the image. That way, when the next one […]

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See our RAW San Jose interview

See our RAW San Jose interview

Wow, I had no idea my eyes were so buggy, my nose so big. And where did that scar come from? Still, I like this. Thanks

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Tutorial: Building a Smaller 1st Person GoPro Hiking Rig

Tutorial: Building a Smaller 1st Person GoPro Hiking Rig

This is a follow-0n post to our previous tutorial. The rig works well on wide open trails but is a little awkward getting in and out of the car, and is a total nightmare when trying to use it in overgrown forests and other ‘tight’ spaces. So, we redesigned it! […]

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RAW Artists: San Jose – a night in 2 mins

RAW Artists: San Jose – a night in 2 mins

As you know RAW were kind enough to invite us to exhibit some of our more unusual images at their latest show in downtown San Jose. The evening was a blast. To celebrate the event we decided to make a video of the entire evening from set-up to take-down. Unfortunately […]

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Ready to Hike

Tutorial: Building a 1st person backpacking GoPro rig

We’re off up a big mountain soon and figured it would be cool to film the whole process. The hike should take 3 days so there’s no point making a movie, instead stop motion is required. We’re going to carry two cameras for this, one pointing where we’re going, the […]

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Horse Tail Falls under the stars

Tutorial: Turning Star Trails into Comets (with Twinkles!)

Star trails can get boring. Let’s make twinkling comets! But first here’s a story for you. Back in the day, in darkest Winter, the Rangers at Yosemite National Park used to build a big fire on top of Glacier Point and when it was good & hot, they’d push it […]

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Is that Sagittarius over CARMA?

One Night Of Good Carma

CARMA is the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy. Bet you’re pleased you now know that! We were under the impression that you could see it from the side of highway 395, south of Bishop CA, and north of Big Pine. Our plan was that we’d jump a fence […]

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Milky Water 01

Tutorial: Milky water and Misty Forests

We spent the weekend in Paso Robles, ┬ádeep in the heart of the ‘other’ grape growing place in California. In addition to all the fine wines, there’s art everywhere, some of it even quite nice. The pictures that captured our attention was a series of paintings that depicted landscapes as […]

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Hot Stuff

Tutorial: Making a Fire Whip

We do a lot of dangerous things here but this one is off the charts. So hurt yourself, and you can’t come running to us. This is all about you and your boundaries. Let us show you how we made a Fire Wand / Fire Whip. Strictly speaking it’s not […]

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Army Of One

Tutorial: Multiplicity – an Army of One

This tutorial is about an image we made back in November 2011, when we were fortunate enough to find ourselves relaxing in Fiji. The image was actually a lot harder on Deanna than it was on me. All I had to do was sit on the helicopter landing pad and […]

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USA Olympic Fire Rings

Tutorial: spinning, burning, layers, blending, masking and textures

This tutorial is the whole enchilada. We cover everything from the tools you need to spin wire / steel wool, the camera settings you need to capture the image, and then all the Photoshop stuff required to make the image memorable: layers, blending modes, transparency, masking, and multiple textures. It’s […]

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Bring The Storm

Tutorial: Bringing the Storm

Today’s lesson is in adding dark storm clouds to a beautiful clear sky, without doing all that complicated selection nonsense. There’s always a debate raging amongst photographers about how much you’re “allowed” to change an image and still call it a photograph. Clearly studio model shots that are then composited […]

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