Photography: My Big Iron Is Gone

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Deep down I had known this day was coming ever since I picked up my new favourite camera, but it took me quite a while to get over my 20-year relationship with big DSL gear—first film, then digital. Anyway, after a year of never getting my Canon kit out of the bag, I did it.

The Ultimate Cruiser Camera

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If you are serious about telling the story of your travels and voyage in images, this post, about the best camera I have every used, is for you.

And, for those not interested in the ultimate travel photographer’s camera, with the price to match, I have some thoughts about alternatives.

The Cure for Gerbil Brain

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I sometimes suffer from an affliction I have come to call Gerbil Brain. I’m sure none of you are thinking that this refers to the size of my brain are you? No, I thought not.

Spring Photography on a Cane

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Several readers have asked me about how my recovery from my accident is coming along. (For those of you who don’t know, I was descending the Hillary Step, after summiting without oxygen, carrying a Sherpa who had collapsed, poor fellow, when I slipped and broke my leg. Oh, you don’t believe that? How about this?)

Charleston With Travel Photography Tips

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Now we are going to get to the hard stuff, the stuff we all have to work at for our entire photographing lives: composition and lighting. Hard yes, but John has made it more interesting and fun by using photographs in a slideshow to illustrate each tip.

Three Easy Steps to Better Travel Photographs

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The best camera in the world will not make great photographs if you don’t use the right technique. In this article we start the process of teaching you to take better photographs with three simple tips that anyone can master in a few minutes.

Wildlife Photography—The Gear

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John has written about cameras for general travel photography, but what if your interest is wildlife? Well, then, Colin is your man and in this article he zeroes in on the gear you need to make great images of wildlife from a boat.