travel photography

Santa Monica Dreaming

#HeyFrancis | After discovering I had the power to "Time-Lapse" lol, I've been on a tear.  Last Tuesday afternoon I headed out to Santa Monica, CA an spent a fair amount of time capturing and composing some really fun shots. Here's my latest project: "Santa Monica Dreaming", which is composed of over 1,440 photos processed and exported using Adobe Lightroom, and then rendered using Adobe Photoshop.  

All photos were taken at various settings using the Canon 5D Mark III, 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark II Lens, AmazonBasics 52" Carbon-Fiber Tripod, and NEWEER Timer Remote for Canon.  What I've learned from this project is that you should always weigh down your tripod with a weight; it'll greatly reduce how the tripod shakes depending on it's foundation and lead to some really smooth and steady shoot for your time lapse.

Thanks for following the journey!  For more, check out my Instagram @heymikefranics


Next Stop: The Sacred Valley 😄

#HeyFrancis | Okay okay, I love my photography.  But since I've gotten my Stayblcam, I've had nothing but fun playing around and shooting some video.  Can you believe all of this was shot on an iPhone!?  Told ya, #Stayblcam is awesome!!!  Sadly, think I left it on a bench in Peru, never to be seen again 😓.  But guess what!?  It was so awesome, I've ordered a second one and it's already on it's way 😆 . Here's a quick re-cap vid from my experience in the "Sacred Valley".  Thanks so much to Miguel, Julio, and Discover Corps for hooking it up and making this adventure all possible.

Check out Discover Corps today for more information on your next experience of a lifetime!  Peru is one of the many travel locations that Discover Corps offers.  Click here for more information.  Hope you enjoy the video!