Working at a hospital usually doesn’t allow us to produce videos that are meant to be funny. We usually do stuff that shares what we do, along with our expertise. So when I came up with the idea for this funny, yet appropriate, Fourth of July video, I was pretty excited.
So, in honor of our nation’s birthday, here’s a great video of Uncle Sam getting his annual check-up at Intermountain Medical Center. Enjoy the video, and I invite you to share it with your friends and family to wish them a Happy Fourth of July.
Filmed using my Canon 60D, which I have used to produce a plethora of other videos. I had the actors repeat the exact same script about four times, filming from a different angle for each “performance.” That is what allowed for the numerous angles, using only one camera.
I really enjoy golfing. I even have my own golf clubs thanks to a gracious Christmas present from my inlaws a few years back. But if I’m lucky, I get out to golf at least once per year, but no more than three times. I really think I need to get out more, especially since my father-in-law once replied to a simple question of, “Which club should I use?” with , “The way you’ve been hitting, it really doesn’t matter.”
But this photo isn’t really about golf, though the golf ball is the main subject of the photo. It’s the message on the golf ball that really counts!
Canon 60D | 50mm lens | 1/800 | f/1.8 | ISO 100
Strokes can be deadly, so it’s important for people to know the signs of a stroke and call 9-1-1 immediately. I invite you to check out Intermountain Medical Center on Facebook. I work there and manage that Facebook page and will be sharing important information throughout the month on strokes and ways to identify them quickly.
Did you know that during a stroke, more than 32,000 brain cells die every second? Time is of the essence.
In golf, time isn’t of the essence. Go for accuracy!
I usually don’t capture the photo challenge so quickly once it’s announced, but yesterday was a beautiful sunny day at work. When I got back to Intermountain Medical Center from a lunch meeting, I figured the sun and building would make a great composition, so I set up the shot.
However, I know that photographing the sun can cause havoc on proper lighting in a photo, so I figured I would go for the HDR setup again. I leaned up against my car so the camera would be still enough to grab three identical images, then processed it using Photomatix Essentials. I was really pleased with the outcome.
Canon 60D | 18-135mm lens | 1/640 | f/14 | ISO 100 | HDR
Exposure Compensation -2 | 1/1250 | f/20
Exposure Compensation +2 | 1/320 | f/10
Is it bad for a camera sensor to be exposed to directly to the sun? I’ve seen many photos of the sun, but if it can ruin a camera sensor by doing it, I think I’ll avoid it in the future. I know that astronauts on the moon had to be careful, because pointing their camera at the sun from the moon, or even space, could fry a sensor. But, I guess there is no atmosphere on the moon, so…
I manage the Facebook page for Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. When I was returning from a lunch appointment, I saw dozens of trees on the campus that had these springtime blossoms. I grabbed my camera and took a few shots. Then posted it to the Facebook page asking people what their favorite springtime activity is.
Funny that people would say skiing. Well, yesterday it snowed heavy enough during the morning commute to make it take twice as long, so skiing in April in Utah isn’t uncommon.
Regardless, here’s a shot from those beautiful springtime blossoms, contrasted with the reflection of the blue sky in the patient tower.
Canon 60D | 50mm lens | 1/5000 | f/3.2 | ISO 100
I’ve enjoyed tying my photography hobby in to my work life. Though I have to be pretty careful to make sure I don’t violate any HIPPA laws and wind up in prison!