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February 27, 2014
27 Feb 2014

Korean War veteran Rep. Charles Rangel | DC video production

Last June I was hired by USA TODAY to shoot an interview and make a portrait of Korean War veteran Congressman Charles Rangel for the 60th Anniversary of the war. Somehow I am just now posting this. Everything about the shoot had to move quickly because we only had about 15 minutes for the video interview and about 90 seconds after that for the portrait. One of my favorite things Rep. Rangel said was that he hasn’t had a bad day since the war. He shares this perspective the war has given him towards the end of the video which was edited by the staff at USA TODAY.

Korean War vet Rep. Charlie Rangel

February 12, 2014
12 Feb 2014

Winter’s ice crystals – the sequel | Macro ice photography

More cold weather means more ice crystal photos. See also my original ice crystal post. I find it hard to believe that both of those photos are from the same ice crystal on my daughter’s bedroom window.   ice crystals macro photography

February 5, 2014
05 Feb 2014

Winter’s ice crystals | Macro photography

Baby, it’s cold outside! We are having the coldest winter in 20 years in the Washington D.C. area. This is only news to you if you have been living under a rock or “wintering” in Florida. If you are wintering in Florida we are all jealous and we would rather not know. Tech info:  I used a 100mm macro f/2.8L with about 30mm of extension tubes so I could get even closer. This photo is full frame and is not cropped.
macro ice crystal

January 28, 2014
28 Jan 2014

Mountain biking in the snow because you are a bit…

mountain-biking-snowstorm-dc-photography

I am crazy about mountain biking. I have some crazy friends. Said crazy friends ride bikes of the mountain variety. The aforementioned crazy friends invited me ride in the snow. I said yes and I had a great time mountain biking in the snow. Correction, I had a great time mountain biking in a snowstorm. My big takeaways are that snow provides a lot more traction than you might think and snow is slow and therefore tiring. Not to mention how exhausting it is for your body to keep you alive in the elements. Thanks Matt for helping me be a little crazy!

December 11, 2013
11 Dec 2013

Harding University’s New President. University video production

In the fall of 2012 I was contacted by Harding to conceptualize and produce a video that told the story of the new president of Harding University. It was to be a story that gives alumni, current students, and future students a personal look at the yet-unnamed incoming fifth president. Dr. Bruce McLarty would be only the fifth president since the university was founded 90 years ago in Searcy, Arkansas.  I worked closely with the university during pre-production as I added voices to the story and conducted pre-interviews. By the time it came for me to come film at the University in the summer of 2013 I had woven their vision together with mine. This led to 7 interviews that I knew would invite people into this story of significance, change, and purpose.  The University elected not to fly me back down to Arkansas but to have their team shoot the grand inauguration in September. Once I received their footage this meaningful story took shape and I did a quick turnaround and delivered the final cut 12 days after the Inauguration. I hope you enjoy meeting Harding’s Fifth President.

I’m so pleased with the result and I’m enjoying hearing the University’s excitement.  I’ve always loved learning and I enjoyed both of my higher education experiences. I would like see university video production to become a regular part of my story productions.

 

November 1, 2013
01 Nov 2013

Halloween Photo Booth by GH Studios v.2013

Another year, another Halloween photo booth. I’ve been doing this for a few years now in an effort to bless my neighbors with fun, free photos. We moved recently and I got to meet a lot more of my neighbors last night. The rain didn’t slow down the constant flow of ninjas, superheroes, and walking dead. However, I did put a bit of a damper on the way I wanted to light this.  All the parents were into it so I think I escaped the “creepy new guy in the neighborhood” label for now. I handed out my business cards to all the parents and I’ve already had one parent who received their photos say the following.

oh my goodness, those are awesome! thank you. the look on Asher (the front one) is priceless, so him :)thanks!!!

 

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Until next year, Halloween photo booth!

October 31, 2013
31 Oct 2013

Personal projects: Mountain bike jumps in the fall

DC Photography | Evan riding at The Farm in Leesburg, VA. © Garrett Hubbard 2013

DC Photography Evan riding at The Farm in Leesburg, VA. © Garrett Hubbard 2013

If you know me, you know that I love to ride my bike. I love to ride my bike fast, push myself, and above all have fun. Correction. Please add the word “mountain” in front of every occurrence of the word bike because if the tires aren’t fat and don’t have large nobs then I’m not interested.

Earlier this week I went out to shoot the big bike mountain bike jumps at “The Farm” in Leesburg, VA. It’s a bit of a hush-hush riding spot where you have to get an invite to this private property. My friend Evan (the guy on the bike who’s ripping 24/7) introduced me to this place a year ago and I’ve enjoyed trying to keep up with him there ever since. I am sad to report that my downhill bike moped a bit when I left for the farm with my photo gear instead of him.

June 18, 2013
18 Jun 2013

Shooting for the moon. Video production in NYC

I shot some behind-the-scenes footage for an ad campaign for Corona recently. Said shoot was not in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, or anywhere near sand nor was it even in the sunshine. It was in NYC with lots of concrete, traffic, night life, and one killer billboard ad.

I was brought on by some of the most talented time-lapsers out there, Drew and Drew from District 7 Media. You might recognize their work from Netflix’s House of Cards, The X-Games, and the last Superbowl.  The science behind lining up two objects, one of which is 239,000 miles away is really, shall I say, difficult? The ad has been getting some good traffic and recognition lately. #1 on BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post even did a story about it.

Here is some more work from the crazy-talented District 7 Media team.

Corona billboard moon and lime in NYC

June 4, 2013
04 Jun 2013

Capital Download for USA TODAY: Robert Dallek Presidential Historian

Robert Dallek, a well known Presidential Historian who has written books about the past half-dozen presidencies waxes on the “second-term curse” Obama might be facing IRS scandal and The Justice Department’s subpoena of Associated Press’ records thereby superseding the First Amendment. Interesting times for sure. Check out the full story and video here.

DC Photography| Presidential Historian Robert Dallek.

Robert Dallek Presidential Historian at his home in Washington, D.C.

June 4, 2013
04 Jun 2013

Capital Download for USA TODAY: Senator Lindsey Graham & Benghazi

DC Photography | Senator Lindsey Graham
Senator Lindsey Graham had quite a few newsworthy things to say about the White House messaging after the fatal attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Here is a link to the 3 camera shoot I produced as well as the 90-second portrait I made afterward.

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