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FAP Episode #43 - Extreme Fire Behavior & Shooting Video

faplogosmall (Duration 47:33) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography our pal Ross Benson returns as well as Alan Simmons of firestormvideos.com and Ted Pendergast of firstduephotos.com.  Al reports on some extreme fire behavior he's been observing at the recent So Cal wildfires.  What causes this extreme behavior and can it be prevented?  Also, we'll talk about shooting video at emergency scenes.  What techniques do you use to collect as well as process your footage? Join our "Fireground" Flickr community, upload your images to the critiuque forum and join in any of the ongoing conversations. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here.
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FAP Episode #40 - When the Lawyers Call (and other stuff)

faplogosmall (Duration 01:22:12) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography we talk about what you should know if you get a call from an attorney after covering an incident.  Attorneys often contact photographers following incidents on behalf of clients who may be involved in litigation as a result of that incident.  Be ready for that phone call!  Don't forget to order your Al Simmons firestorm videos now before we get too far into the fire season and let him know that FAP sent you! Our friends at FireCache.com are still having their huge summer sale so visit their site and stock up on your fire gear! Google Voice is now up and running so log in and get your new phone number!  Read their site for details on this great service! Don't underestimate the power of your Twitter account!  Photographers can use it for marketing, networking, advertising and more (if you use it right). A group of us here in So Cal have been thinking of planning a comprehensive fire photography workshop with live, practical demos.  Contact Ross Benson with your input. Join our "Fireground" Flickr community, upload your images to the critiuque forum and join in any of the ongoing conversations. Check out Jeff Zimmerman's daily blog for the latest info on his fire and storm photography. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here.
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FAP Episode #39 - Wildland Fire Photography

faplogosmall (Duration 01:23:12) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography we're joined once again by legendary fire videographer Alan Simmons of www.firestormvideos.com. We're off to an early start to wildfire season in So Cal and in this episode we'll cover several related topics.  We'll go in depth about what a photographer should expect during a wildland fire, what hazards and other safety concerns should be considered and more.  We'll discuss some great on-line resources like WildlandFire.com, TheFireStore.com, The Supply Cache, Firehouse.com, National Firefighter, US Forest Service.  There is a host of on-line resources and reading materials you can (and should) use in order to prepare for your response to a wildfire.  One great resource is Al's website at www.firestormvideos.com.  Order your FireStorm videos now, before we get too far into the fire season and let him know that FAP sent you!  Check out his "Interface Firefighting" series! As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download the mp3 file here.
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FAP Episode #37 - Videographer Alan Simmons & Wildfire Preview

faplogosmall (Duration 01:06:20) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography we're joined by legendary fire videographer Alan Simmons of Alan Simmons Fire Videos and firestormvideos.com.  We'll get to know a little more about Al, his history in the fire service and his background as a successful fire videographer.  We'll also review some significant fires of the past and preview the upcoming fire season. We also mentioned a great option for when gloves are a necessity but you still need to manipulate controls on your camera equipment: NOMEX FLIGHT GLOVES As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites.  You can follow your panelists on Twitter by clicking on their name here:  Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson.  Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download the mp3 file here.
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FAP Episode #15 - So Cal Wildfires From The Fireground

faplogosmall(Duration - 55:37) In this episode of the Fireground Action Photography podcast we bring you the Southern California wildfires from the fireground. With handheld MP3 recorder in hand I share my experience on the front lines of the Sayre and Corona wildfires, now known as the "Triangle Complex Fire". Special thanks to Ed Sherman, Doug Pearson, Glenn Zachman, Keith Cullom and Al Simmons for their contributions on the fireground. Check out the videos I shot using my Canon G9! Here are some related links you may find useful: www.fire-images.com - Featuring the photography of Ed Sherman www.fire-image.com - Featuring the photography of Keith Cullom www.firestormvideos.com - Featuring the fire videos of Al Simmons www.chibiphotography.com - Featuring the photography of Doug Pearson www.lafd.org/blog - For more information on the wildfires, courtesy of LAFD

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