Roving Camera On Facebook

Facebook Pagelike Widget
ROVING CAMERA BLOG • Photos

Bay Bridge Dinosaurs

I came upon these dinosaurs on the Bay Bridge recently.

They seemed to be heading west toward San Francisco, but I really can’t be sure where they were going, or why. They appeared to be driving a chariot and rapidly overtaking the white pickup in front of them. . . . CONTINUE READING: Bay Bridge Dinosaurs

ROVING CAMERA BLOG • Photos • Tech

Camera Gallery 2012

It’s been quite a year for digital cinema cameras. We’ve seen new models of all sizes and form factors, from the hugest to the smallest, from still cameras that take amazing-looking video to video cameras that also shoot high-resolution stills. Here are some of the new and improved cameras of 2012. . . . CONTINUE READING: Camera Gallery 2012

ROVING CAMERA BLOG • Photos • Baseball

They Might Be Giants: Scenes from the Yard

In honor of the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, a few of my shots from the past couple of years at the ballyard. . . . CONTINUE READING: They Might Be Giants: Scenes from the Yard

ROVING CAMERA BLOG • Photos • Production • Baseball

Shooting Giants: Photographing Baseball from the Diamond’s Edge

I’ve got the best view in the house.

I’m poised on a folding chair in a photographer’s dugout just below ground level, at the edge of the diamond at AT&T Park in San Francisco. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Giants are losing to the San Diego Padres 6-3.

My camera is less than two feet above field level. As I look straight out through protective netting, I am focusing on Giants infielder Joaquin Arias at the plate, no more than 50 feet in front of me. A right-handed batter, Arias faces away from my vantage point on the third-base side of the field, but I can clearly see his body language throughout the at-bat and see his face during his follow-through. . . . CONTINUE READING: Shooting Giants: Photographing Baseball from the Diamond’s Edge

ROVING CAMERA BLOG • Photos • Travel

The Color of Mexico City

Lots of time in Latin America lately.

In the past two years, I’ve been to Brazil on two work trips, vacationed in Baja, visited my son in Chile, and now I’m in Mexico City for nearly a week, shooting a medical video. Everywhere we’re surrounded by wonderful faces, fascinating street scenes, huge swaths of color, unique art, and both traditional and innovative design. A visual smorgasbord, for sure. Also, amazingly, we have a whole weekend off.

Here’s a sample of the color around us. Photos from Coyoacán and Palenco Districts, Frida Kahlo’s House/Museum, and the Museo de Arte Moderna. . . . CONTINUE READING: The Color of Mexico City

ROVING CAMERA BLOG • Photos • Travel

Prowling Through Paris

I shot a one-day HD job this week for a Silicon Valley company … in Paris. Another shoot with two Canon 5D Mark II cameras, mine plus one belonging to the production company.

All in all, I was in the air about 22 hours, and on the ground for about 48. I did have a couple of hours to prowl around through the heart of Paris on our arrival day with my camera and director Dan Smith. . . . CONTINUE READING: Prowling Through Paris

ROVING CAMERA BLOG • Photos • Muse

Permission or Warning?

I chuckled when I came upon this sign recently in my travels.

As I thought it over later, however, I wondered if the sign was granting permission or issuing a warning. Guess I’ll never know for sure. . . . CONTINUE READING: Permission or Warning?

ROVING CAMERA BLOG • Photos • Travel

Streets of São Paulo

Photos from my Brazil trip, August 2011 . . . CONTINUE READING: Streets of São Paulo

ROVING CAMERA BLOG • Photos • Baseball

Giants Fanfest 2011 Slide Show

My son Danny and his friend Thomas Todd have started a fan podcast about the World Champion San Francisco Giants (I never get tired of saying that), with associated blog and website. The podcast is called “Two Guys, A Glove, and a Coke Bottle,” (despite their own joke that the name sounds like a gay porno). The podcast is available on iTunes, and also on their website at Giantspod.net.

Last Saturday the three of us attended the annual Fanfest at the Giants’ home, AT&T Park. The place was packed, over 40,000 people slurping beer and hot dogs, strolling around on the field, waiting on long lines for autographs, trying to catch glimpses of favorite players, and proudly displaying their team colors.

After we wandered all over the park for a couple of hours, the highlight of our day came when we stumbled upon catcher Buster Posey, pitcher Madison Bumgarner, and infielder Pablo Sandoval (the Kung Fu Panda) being interviewed in front of a couple hundred adoring fans on the club level.

I shot quite a few pictures, some of which are on this page. To see the whole slideshow, go to:

Giants Fanfest 2011 Slideshow

Check it out. Go Giants!

All photos Copyright 2011 by Bill Zarchy.

. . . CONTINUE READING: Giants Fanfest 2011 Slide Show