Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Solar Charge Your Photo Expedition – Part 1

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Going on a multi-week photography expedition in the wild with no place to recharge your batteries? In this post, we test a solar charging system for keeping your camera batteries charged up and ready to go on your next long wilderness adventure. Read below, or watch my 20 minute YouTube video. WARNING: This post is […]


More Backyard Songbirds

Male spotted towhee perched on red flowering current branch

With the caronavirus lock-down keeping me home, and a red flowering currant bush in full bloom in the back yard, today was a perfect day for photographing songbirds. I moved my suet block feeder next to the flowering currant and set up my Tragopan pop-up photo blind about 10 feet away.  In minutes the birds […]


Photographing Backyard Songbirds from Photo Blind

Female dark-eyed junco in winter plumage perched on vine maple branch.

I have been having fun this winter shooting backyard songbirds from my new photo blind.  The pop-up photo blind sets up in less than 2 minutes and allows me to get within 10 feet of the birds as they feed from a suet feeder or perch on nearby branches.  Waterproof construction means I can leave […]


Camera Bags Part 4: Lowepro TLZ1 Toploader for Long Backcountry Shooting

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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 full-size backpack. […]


On Location: Columbia River Gorge!

Balsamroot and wind turbines, Haystack Butte, Columbia Hills, Washington

Updated April 29, 2012 Follow along on a photo journey through the Columbia River Gorge. View Columbia River Gorge – April 2012 in a larger map Follow along on a photographic journey through the Columbia River Gorge as we hike to plummeting waterfalls along the Gorge’s “wet side” near Portland, Oregon, as well as tour […]