Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of Jan 5, 2011

Steven Rinella's son Jim gets a taste of the Wild, Andrew Zimmern celebrates the New Year in Maui and more.

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Zak and the guys join close friend Gary Galka and his family in Connecticut to help them find closure after a tragic loss. 960 1280

  

On September 25, 2004, Gary's 17-year-old daughter Melissa struck a tree with her car and died 3 days later. 960 1280

  

A painting of Mel's prom dress that fellow students made for her. 960 1280

  

Since Melissa's death, Gary has become an award winning paranormal investigator and he started a company that produces some of the equipment Ghost Adventures uses. 960 1280

  

An employee at Gary's workshop building Mel Meters. 960 1280

  

The family puts a wreath on Mel's grave on her birthday each year. 960 1280

  

Aaron and Nick filming above a waterfall in Connecticut. 960 1280

  

The guys said a prayer for Melissa and the Galka family inside this church. 960 1280

  

Zak interviews Gary inside his workshop where RT EVP Detectors are also created. 960 1280

  

Zak and Aaron first learned about the Galkas' birthday tradition in the car. 960 1280

  

The guys visited Mel's high school before the investigation. 960 1280

  

Mel's old room is still exactly the way she left it except for the photos from friends on her bed. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick and Aaron check out new gear at Gary's workshop. 960 1280

  

Skateboarder

Skateboarder

Aaron Goodwin captured this shot of a skateboarder in a massive drainage ditch in Henderson, NV. Aaron shot with a Canon EOS 7D.
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skateboarders in a tunnel

skateboarders in a tunnel

When shooting in a tunnel, change your setting to AV (Aperture Priority), which allows you to change your F-Stop that controls your shutter speed. Your shutter speed will slow down as it gets darker. 960 1280

  

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

In this image, Aaron used a remote trigger with his iPhone to position the camera away from him and out of reach in order to get the perfect shot. 960 1280

  

underneath shot of a skateboarders board

underneath shot of a skateboarders board

When you're shooting your subject, focus on the shadow and not the person. Here, Aaron took shots from different angles to enhance the overall quality of the photo. 960 1280

  

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

Spinning on a chair creates the perfect selfie with a motion blur background. 960 1280

  

aaron goodwin captures a selfie standing next to an RV

aaron goodwin captures a selfie standing next to an RV

Aaron shoots a reflecting selfie off the side of an Airstream RV in Las Vegas. 960 1280

  

Red Rock Canyon sunset

Red Rock Canyon sunset

Aaron captures a low shot of the cactus and the sun setting over the Red Rock Canyon. 960 1280

  

Panoramic picture of Red Rock Canyon sunset

Panoramic picture of Red Rock Canyon sunset

Using a Sony Alpha NEX-7, Aaron captures a beautiful shot of the sun setting behind the Red Rock Canyon Mountains in Nevada. Originally a full-size photo, this shot was cropped into a panoramic. 960 1280

  

BLT sanwich from Hash House A Go Go

BLT sanwich from Hash House A Go Go

Aaron shoots with a Sony DSC-RX100 to capture a high shot of a classic but extremely delicious shot of a BLT sandwich at Hash House a Go Go. 960 1280

  

Chicken and waffle at Hash House A Go Go

Chicken and waffle at Hash House A Go Go

Using natural light and different angels, Aaron captures a tasty shot of Hash House A Go Go’s Chicken and Waffles. Be creative when you shoot (i.e. from the side, at an angle). The shot doesn’t always have to be head-on. 960 1280

  

Chicken and Waffles with a colorful drink

Chicken and Waffles with a colorful drink

Adding color to a muted photo -- in this case, a colorful drink -- accentuates the photo. 960 1280

  

Lou Ruvo building in Nevada

Lou Ruvo building in Nevada

Using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Aaron takes the perfect shot of Lou Ruvo. When taking architectural shots, take advantage of the sun setting to capture a cool sun flare on the building. Aaron chooses to focus on the various lines on the outside of the building, rather than the entire building. 960 1280

  

Vertical shot of the inside of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Vertical shot of the inside of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

A vertical shot of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, designed by Frank Gehry. While shooting, Aaron used a series of settings. In post/edit mode, the 3 shots were merged together to create the perfect shot, as pictured here. 960 1280

  

Sauk Centre

Sauk Centre

Aaron sets up his camera on the shoot in Sauk Centre, MN. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

Zak talks to some guests who have stayed at the Palmer House Hotel and experienced strange paranormal phenomena there. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

Zak, Nick and Aaron film outside the Palmer House Hotel. The hotel opened in 1901, after the Sauk Centre House – another hotel that stood on the property – burned down in 1900. It’s rumored that those who died in the blaze still linger at the hotel. 960 1280

  

Digging for bones

Digging for bones

Zak gets suited up to go digging for bones in the basement of the hotel. 960 1280

  

Room 11 Palmer House Hotel

Room 11 Palmer House Hotel

The hotel’s owner, Kelly Freese, holds the key to room 11 – one of the most haunted rooms in the hotel. 960 1280

  

digging for bones

digging for bones

Zak’s ready to go dig for bones in the basement. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

After reports of a strange energy in the basement of the Palmer House Hotel, the guys decide to spend some time down there. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

Zak and Nick shoot the show intro in front of the Palmer House Hotel. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

Memorabilia line the walls of the historic hotel. 960 1280

  

Palmer House

Palmer House

The guys capture an incredible number of EVPs during their investigation of the Palmer House. 960 1280

  

Historical society

Historical society

Zak stops by the historical society to do some research. He learns that a man hung himself in the hotel bar by jumping off the pool table. 960 1280

  

Zak checks his Mel Meter

Zak checks his Mel Meter

Zak checks his Mel Meter. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

The boys are ready to investigate the Palmer House Hotel. 960 1280

  


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