August in Chicago: Navy Pier Park, Polk Bros. Fountain

Photos from Navy Pier Park and the Polk Bros Fountain, which opened at the entrance to Chicago’s Navy Pier on July 23, 2016. The Polk Brothers Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago by reducing the impact of poverty and providing area residents with better access to quality education, preventive health care, and basic human services. Photos by Dax Roggio... More »

Another Shea Roggio billboard photo spotted in the wild

If you have ever seen a billboard ad for Drexel University’s business school, you have seen Shea’s photography. This one was discovered on Rt. 1 outside of Philadelphia. Shea was also the Director of Photography for the school’s broadcast television commercial, which aired during Prime Time on ABC and Comcast SportsNet: This is your business lab.... More »

Springsteen, Hillary fans celebrate equality in birthplace of nation just hours before Pennsyltuckians elect racist, sexist dipshit

Photos by Dax Roggio. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi perform for a packed crowd of Hillary Clinton supporters in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, followed by speeches by President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton.... More »

Stronger Together: Convention Week in Philadelphia

From photographer Dax Mackenzie Roggio, photos from the 2016 Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and the post-convention campaign rally in McGonigle Hall at Temple University, featuring images of Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Tim Kaine, Joe Biden, Mayor Jim Kenney, and President Barack Obama. Also included are images of Mat Tomezsko, the Fishtown artist behind the mile-long public art project on Broad Street.... More »

Commercial shoot: Drexel LeBow College of Business

On location in West Philadelphia: Production stills from the Packafoma commercial shoot for Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Shea Roggio and I had a wonderful experience working with our local Philly crew and the excellent LeBow marketing team. Having worked on college campuses before, we found the students and professors at Drexel LeBow to be particularly genuine, intelligent, and passionate about making a difference in the real world.... More »

Nature Conservancy: Restoring the Escalante River (Interview with the editor)

Earlier this year we shared a handful of photos and stories from our experience shooting in the remote and beautiful Escalante region of Utah for The Nature Conservancy. In addition to the still photos, we captured video and interviewed key players in the conservation effort going on in the region. We were tasked with the unique job of with creating a video that not only highlighted the voices of the people in the region, but also starred the Escalante River and the ecosystem around it as a main character — one who the cast of characters we encountered are all trying to strengthen and preserve.... More »

Time-lapse Calculator app

Use my free online time-lapse calculator or 99¢ iOS time-lapse calculator app to quickly determine the shutter interval (time between shots) that you should set to achieve your desired clip length for a given recording duration. iOS app includes additional features for your iPhone or iPad. Besides serving as an intervalometer, my time-lapse app estimates the memory card storage that will be required for RAW or JPG image files, based on the megapixel count of your camera. I’ve also shared some time-lapse photography examples and video editing tips for Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.... More »

Panasonic Lumix GH3 Firmware Wish List (and GH4 Wish List)

This is a list of missing features in the Panasonic Lumix GH3 DSLM camera that I would like to see addressed in a firmware update, plus a few ideas for the next generation of the camera (GH4 or GH5). The list pertains primarily to the video functionality of the camera, which is what makes this camera a standout.... More »

Two of Us music video shoot in Olympia, WA

Photos from the Two of Us music video shoot in Olympia, Washington…As is the case with most indie productions, our crew members had to wear many hats. Thank you to our production coordinator, Liz Conroy, for taking on the job of still photographer and supplying us with most of the images below, presented here in roughly chronological order.... More »

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