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Paper Fashions premiere in Doctor Faustus at Quintessence Theater

Matt Hill

I was honored to contribute some of my paper fashions to the Quintessence theater's production of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, which premiered yesterday night in Philadelphia.

The paper wings adorn opposing angels who torment Faustus whilst he makes poorer and poorer decisions. Here are some samples from the show:

It's remarkable to be included in such a passionate act of art. The theater company is non-profit, yet goes to great pains to make sure the actors get compensated for their craft. And craft it is, for I was drawn into the play with ferocity and enjoyed the dark humors, struggles and relentless creativity.

Special thanks to my friend Chris Llione for considering me for this epic spectacle.

Please make some time to see the show. Here are the details:

April 2 - April 24, 2016
Quintessence Theater
at The Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Tickets and details

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Presentation at B&H Event Space - Surviving and Thriving in Your First Kickstarter Fine Art Photography Campaign

Matt Hill

I am super stoked to be presenting a 2-hour lecture at B&H's Event Space on Monday July 13th from 4-6pm. It's free, so RSVP here:

If you miss it, no worries! Here is an archive posted in January of 2016:

Did you attend? Download my presentation deck here for quick access to my links and information.

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Flashlight Mob Photo Walk at WPPI 2015 in Las Vegas

Matt Hill

Want to join me for a Photo Walk? I hope you do!
We’re going to have fun with light and long exposures.

Forget what you know. Shake loose of the structure for a couple hours. Experiment with light with an enthusiastic mob of light-bringers. On our photo walk, we’re going to play with time dilation (long exposures), constant light sources, flash, and light writing. And mix it up with other attendees to work on understanding how to make a portrait of someone in low light.

You will have a superior experience if you bring: a tripod, a light source or three (flashlight, speedlite, toy LEDs, etc.) but it’s not required. A monopod would be great if you don’t have a tripod. Other good things to bring – ND Filters, external intervalometer controller, radio triggers.

Olympus, Oben and Vulta are sending along some fun gear to use! Here is what we'll have with us for you to play with:

3 - Olympus E-M1 w/12-40mm lens 
2 - Olympus E-M5 MK II w/12-40mm lens 
5 - Oben At-3421 Aluminum Tripod w.BA-106 Head
5 - Vulta Hurricane 620 Lumen Flashlights

I am especially excited to show anyone who wants to use it how to use the Live Bulb mode on the Olympus cameras to learn how to nail light painting. The cameras are free to use during the photo walk if you are curious or simply want to show up and shoot with that. Just bring your own SD cards!

WHEN: Tue, Mar 3, 2015 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


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Photo Gear Stolen in San Francisco

Matt Hill

On 10/11/2014, my rental car window was smashed by thieves and they stole all of my camera gear, laptop, GPS and wallet while on vacation in San Francisco.

What gear was stolen? Here is a specific list of all the things I can remember being in the bag:

Nikon D700 camera body S/N 2056827 $2,999 
Nikon D7000 camera body S/N 3084139 $1,499 
Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens $1,996 
Lomo Petzval 85mm Lens (backer Kickstarter!) S/N 00001896 $350
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens $425 
Nikonc MC-36 Remote Trigger / Intervalometer $160 
four spare Nikon EN-EL3E Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack $160 
two spare Nikon EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack $92 
Two SanDisk 16GB ExtremePRO CompactFlash Card $140 
Two SanDisk 16GB ExtremePRO UHS II SDHC Memory Card $130 Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader $25 
Tenba Messenger Photo & Laptop Daypack, Orange $154 
Flashlights for light painting (three) $150 
Rechargable AA batteries (16) $50 
Travel Charger for Nikon batteries (universal) $46 
Total $8,376

non-camera gear:

If you have any information about this crime, please contact San Francisco Police with the following information:

Case Number 140-860-405
Company D (Mission) 415-558-5400

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