Looking for more sharpness in your photos? Here are 10 Simple Steps to Sharper Photographs I recently published for the travel website Matador Network.
After confessing my addiction to camera bags, I have yet one more thing to fess up to: I’m also addicted to maps. I spent last May traveling through Ireland and bought … uh … 14 maps and guides in preparation for the trip. I had a 109 page Ordnance Survey road atlas, a Rick Steves’ […]
Hi … my name is Brad, and I am a camera bag addict. No less than 16 camera bags are loosely stacked in my closet, accumulated over the last 18 years. And this is something my wife reminds me about whenever I contemplate yet another bag. So, exactly how many camera bags does a photographer […]
The Think Tank SpeedRacer is my favorite camera bag at the moment. My basic SLR camera kit calls this bag home probably 90% of the time. The SpeedRacer is my go-to camera bag for travel, hiking, short backpacking trips and shooting around town. What sold me on this bag is that it has both a […]
The Lowepro Photo Trekker AW is my bag of choice for “serious” nature photography, when I want to be ready for anything with a lot of gear. I also have Lowepro’s largest back pack camera bag, the Super Trekker AW, but that bag is actually larger than I really need. The Photo Trekker AW is […]
For long backpacking trips or more technically oriented outdoor adventure where weight is critical, I’ll use the Lowepro TLZ 1 Toploader supported by a Lowepro TLZ Chest Harness. This system puts a Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS right on my chest ready for immediate access, even while still wearing a […]
Young child riding in backpack in the outdoors Are you new to digital photography? Perhaps you’re getting your first digital camera for Christmas? Just get one of those camera-enabled smart phones? I offer 5 basic tips for new point-and-shooters that could make substantial improvements in photographing your daily life. Tip #1. Turn Flash Off by […]
Us mountaineers laugh about the rigors of hauling “65 pounds of ultra-light-weight climbing gear” through the mountains. Sure, each piece of equipment is optimized for performance and weight, but sometimes there sure is a lot of it! Of course this laughing usually takes place as part of the post-trip storytelling, not while the load is […]