Richard Bartlett Photography: Unit stills, photo illusions and manipulation, action, music.
I’m a photographic illusionist, creating images from all areas of photography and digital artworks. I love to explore action and sci fi worlds, recreate alternate movie visions and commercial works from road construction to movie posters and music album covers. I’m currently moving more to movie still photographer productions. Nikon Australia N.P.S member.
How I Solved a Hit and run Crime for Louisiana State Troopers with BlackRapid and Nikon
Being a tourist in New Orleans and Bourbon street USA, I was walking down the street one night when driver sped off from the police questioning him. He drove through crowd of people crossing the road, I had my trusty Nikon D4 on my hip with my Blackrapid strap, which allowed me to have quick access to pull up my camera and shoot the sequence of events as the car sped off.
The car hit a young student, I kept shooting as it happened. Long story short the troopers used my images to catch the guy from the number plate and car I captured! To this day I believe my BlackRapid strap allowed me to get my camera up to get the shots so quickly. End result, they captured him and the police said, “The judge loved my photos.”
The student recovered in hospital. Having the images that night was a bonus knowing it helped solve the crime. So always be prepared!
Do you have a good photo tip you can share with us?
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.“ (Albert Einstein)
Also always look up and behind!
What’s in Your Bag?
Most of the time may depend on what I maybe shooting , but here is a list of my gear I use a lot.
- Blackrapid strap of course.
- Nikon D4, Nikon D850, Nikon Z6, and hopefully one day a Z9.
- Lenses: 70-200 2.8 DSLR and also a 70-200 S lens, 24-70 2.8 DSLR, 24-70 F4 S lens, Sigma 300.2.8, sigma 15 mm.
- Pocket wizards: MacBook Pro, Magic arm, plus assorted bits and pieces such as tape, chargers, cleaners, batteries etc. monopod, flash.
Follow Richard Bartlett
Website – richardbartlett.com
Instagram – instagram.com/rcbartmanphoto/
Facebook – facebook.com/richardbartlettdigital