I shot this tire change video with my friend Bill Dragoo a few years ago while we were on a trip to Oregon. We stopped at our friend Ricky Brook’s house in Logan, UT and Bill decided to change his rear tire. I had basic video equipment with me including a camera, audio recorder and tripod. We shot this in a few minutes out in Ricky’s driveway. I came back home to Edmond and put the video together in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Affects and posted to YouTube. It has ended up one of the most watched videos I have ever produced, now totaling well over 230,000 views – for a tire changing how-to video! With limited production equipment! Just goes to show you don’t need a truck load of equipment to produce a popular video segment.
My good friend and awesome writer Bill Dragoo talked me into riding the Oklahoma Adventure Trail in late July, 2014 – right in the heat of the summer. We spent 11 days riding dual sport motorcycles along dirt and gravel roads all around the perimeter of Oklahoma. Bill wrote a story for our client Roadrunner Magazine, a national publication that focuses on motorcycle touring stories. They ended up running the story with my pictures across 12 pages of the magazine, including the cover. I always enjoy working with Bill and the crew at Roadrunner.
Done with the motorcycles for now! This time I am photographing my good friends Bill and Susan Dragoo with their cool Toyoto Tacoma pickup truck that is geared up for adventure travel. Bill and Susan travel extensively in this beautifully prepared truck, camping along the way and exploring many off-road destinations across the United States. I shot this with my Toyo VX-125 4×5 large format film camera on Ilford HP5 film. For this shot I increased the aperture to about F11 so I could get the entire truck in focus. I really like how this photo turned out.
Today I have a photo of my good friend, motorcycle travel partner and writer extraordinaire Bill Dragoo on his recently purchased 2015 BMW R1200GS motorcycle. Bill just picked up his Beemer the week before I took this photo at his Adventure Rider training course, and already had it tricked out with some cool farkles. Bill is one of the nicest people I know and an outstanding rider and friend. He and I have done many stories together and have a story coming up in October in RoadRunner Magazine about the Oklahoma Adventure Trail – 1,700 miles of dirt and secondary trails around the perimeter of Oklahoma.
Bill is a frequent subject of my photos since we often travel together on assignments. He is always patient and willing to do whatever I need him to do so I can “get the shot”.
I shot this photo on Ilford HP5 film (ran out of Kodak TMAX-100) using my Toyo VX-125 4×5 large format film camera.