Thursday, August 10, 2017

VagabonDaze is back

After over a year of my small Vintage Dodge Camper Van sitting....she is finally back up and on the road and I have finally decided to move out of a house and into my RV full time so I can travel and be the adventure Photographer I have always wanted to be.

Oh, yeah, new YouTube video on the VagabonDaze Youtube Channel....check it out!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chris Stapleton - From A Room Vol. 1

Hey Y'all,

Anyone Chris Stapleton Fans, like myself?

Well, if you are I have some really great news.
Chris's new album is now available for download on iTunes.  Click Here

I'm super excited to announce I got my very first ever fully paid sponsorship deal with none other than Chris's label, which is UMG Nashville.

I had worked on doing a YouTube promo video to pre-promote Chris's new album before it's release date on May 5th, but the way the world works these days, Amy my contact at UMG being super busy things on approval for the video were delayed, but after watching the video they still decided to go ahead with approving it and have me release the video today.

Being a huge Chris Stapleton fan myself I literally could not be any happier to be one of the chosen few to get a chance to tell you about this great new album. I have listened to the new track "Broken Halos" on repeat since I downloaded it.

I'm really excited about Chris's new music and I am sure you will be too.

Anywho, be sure and also check out my latest YouTube video, but more importantly, don't forget to buy Chris's new album and help support an artist we love.

Friday, February 17, 2017

iOgrapher iPhone 6s Plus - Unboxing and First Look

Turn your iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, into a Pro Video Camera!

Do you own an iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus?

Have you seen any of my Vlog Series and wondered what camera I use to record my vlogs?

If so listen up, this might be for you. 

In this video

I will be discussing in detail all of my DSLR Nikon Camera bodies and what camera I chose to film all of my YouTube vlogs.

I will also be unboxing the iOgrapher and setting it up, giving my initial impressions of it.

Giving you a good look at what this rig can and will look like on the professional video making level. 


If you can't afford or even don't know how to use a professional DSLR, but you presently own an iPhone Plus version. This video is for you....with this rig I can show you how to have a professional video filming rig that will be good enough quality video to film anything from your kids, to even starting your own YouTube channel. 

If you would like to own an iOgrapher or anything else you see in this video, as always I have direct links to everything below. 
You can dump your DSLR

Special note:

By clicking on any of the links below I will be getting a small commission, but that commission among other things are what make it possible for me to keep making and improving the videos I offer here for free. 

So, thank you in advance for all of your support.

I literally could not be doing this without all of you!

Peace, Love and Chicken Grease, Rav.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Viltrox L116T LED Light - Unboxing & Review

Do you know how expensive video lighting is?

There is no other way to say lighting, especially nice bright LED lighting is expensive.
As some of you know a couple of Keno Flos can set you back several thousand dollars.

This has been my dilemma since venturing into the video realm and now getting serious about it.

Being a Professional Still Photographer, nothing drives me more insane than badly lit videos.

After much research, I came across this very thin small LED light, the Viltrox L116T.

In this video:

We will be unboxing and taking a quick look at the Viltrox L116. 
My first impressions of the light are I am impressed to get such great light out of such a small light.

I literally can't believe just how thin these are.

The Light Comes with:

The light literally comes with no other accessories other than a tripod light stand adapter. 

*No Battery
*No Power Cable
*No Light Stand

You will have to either order batteries or if you are lucky as myself I have two Sony Camcorders that use the NP model battery that powers the light. So, I have two batteries and was another reason I chose this particular light.


I will be using this light extensively in studio and on location to see how well it holds up under real world conditions, but as of right now I plan on purchasing two more. 

I just have not seen a LED this thin and small that puts out this type of light and the fact it's battery powered is just remarkable.

So what's the price?

You're looking at right around $35 from Amazon for just the light. If you know anything about video lighting that is literally almost completely unbelievable. 

If you would like to purchase one of these for yourself there's a direct link below the video. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Arkon Tripod with Mobile Grip - Unboxing

Do you like getting your money's worth? 

If you're like me, you are all about getting the best value for your buck.

I had previously bought a Jobe Mini Gorilla Pod that turned out to be useless.

In this video, we will be unboxing and taking a look at the Arkon Tripod with Mobile Grip for your mobile phone.

Uses I have found?

Everything from sitting on my desk while I'm working, like right this very moment, to putting it on my bathroom towel rod where I play music and can easily reach out and change the song while showering, laying in bed watching Netflix or YouTube videos. This thing goes everywhere with me!

For just around $20 this thing has changed my life!

If you would like to purchase one for yourself:
I have listed a direct link to the Arkon Tripod with Mobile Grip on Amazon below the video!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Rode VideoMicro - Unboxing and Sound Check

In this episode,

I will be unboxing a new Rode Video Micro and testing the sound out to see how it works. I also show you what I am using at the present to record sound for my YouTube videos.

Every thing I talk about in the video is linked below.

Be sure to click the thumbs up and don't forget to subscribe!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ring Light - 19" Largest and Cheapest


I finally did it after going on three years of wanting one of these things they finally come down in price enough for me to snag one. Let me know what you think.

I'm wanting to add a Q&A section to one of my videos, maybe just do an entire video if I get enough questions. So, if you want to get a shout out, and hear me answer your questions. Comment on below the video or hit me up on facebook, or twitter.