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Friday, July 13, 2012

Healdsburg P.D. Project & Lowepro

Healdsburg Police Department Project

July 13, 2012-

Just wrapping up a project for the Healdsburg Police Department which involved shooting a series of images of the officers on duty/in action which will be displayed throughout their new lobby this Summer.

Thanks to Lowepro I was adequately equipped for the assignment with the S&F Technical Vest, Light Utility Belt and 200 AW Lens Exchange Case. All of which were tactical lifesavers when you're stuck riding along in a squad car for 5 hours at a time in 100+ degree Sonoma County weather!

I've included a photo of my set-up which consisted of a 5d Mark II (24-105mm) and a back-up 30d (50mm f/1.8) and an EF 85mm f/1.2 in the Lens Exchange Case (or what I refer to as the "Quick Case"). The feature which makes the most sense on the Tech Vests that Lowepro makes (besides the secret James Bond zipper pocket on the chest!) are the Lapel Straps on either shoulder which allow you to strap your camera so that it hangs from your shoulder and frees up your hands.

At any rate it's been an exciting (although sometimes intense) project. Learned a lot about what a day in the life of law enforcement looks like (from the sublime to the serious) and I think (hopefully) captured a couple good images along the way....


Kristen Juchem said...

Very cool! I think I'm going to have to look into one of those vests.

Stephen said...

Love the one with the police dog peering through the hatch

William Staney said...

Nice work!

Ben Blair said...

Thanks for the post. I'm headed to Malawi for a year to shoot a documentary. LowePro is definitely on my list of potential gear.