Photography: My Big Iron Is Gone

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.

Members' Online Book: Photography For Cruisers, Chapter 4 of 8

The Ultimate Cruiser Camera

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.

Fall Travel

Nova Scotia is Pretty Nice in the Fall Maine Too We just got back from two weeks working on Morgan’s Cloud, to get the jump on the spring to-do list. It was good to get our hands dirty again. Learning About Motor Boats While we were there, we continued our project to learn more about motorboats. [...]

The Cure for Gerbil Brain

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. Gerbil Brain is usually brought on for me by dealing with way too many details, usually in front of a [...]

Question: How do you make great travel photographs? Answer: F8 and be there. Ok, it’s an old one. And I guess it applies to just about any kind of travel. But somehow the voyaging life that I have lived for over twenty years seems, at least to me, to yield more, and more wonderful, photo [...]

Spring Photography on a Cane

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?) [...]

Members' Online Book: Photography For Cruisers, Chapter 6 of 8

Three Easy Steps to Better Travel Photographs

Up to now in this book we have been writing about gear, but the best camera in the world will not make great photographs if you don’t use the right technique. In this chapter we start the process of teaching you to take better photographs with three simple tips that anyone can master in a few minutes.

Members' Online Book: Photography For Cruisers, Chapter 5 of 8

Wildlife Photography—The Gear

Up to now in this book 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 chapter he zeroes in on the gear you need to make great images of wildlife from a boat.

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