Hands where I can see 'em!


Kyle Kurlick | Hands Up Visuals

Say hello to Hands Up Visuals.

Friend and colleague Brad Luttrell has launched Hands Up Visuals, a wedding media agency with services in Louisville, Nashville and Memphis. The agency piqued my interested because it offers one production house for several services, including still photography, video and design. 

I'm now booking all of my weddings through Hands Up, and you can check out their pricing and services at the website. Brad has recruited myself, Kyle Kurlick and Emily Spence into the agency. Kyle's a badass photographer and Emily is a badass designer.

The agency also has a Facebook page. We're going to have a lot of fun.

Night vision not included

One of the biggest advantages to using a 5D Mark II over a traditional video camera is its superb low-light capability. I recently built a website for the Louisville jazz band Fattlabb and shot stills and video for the site.

I used two lenses, a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L and a manual Nikkor 50mm f/1.4. Pushing the camera's ISO at times to 4000-6400 I was able to capture great footage in what was a very dark stage at Louisville's Zanzabar.