Photography

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.

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?) [...]

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.

Wildlife Photography—Technique

Once again, if you want to photograph wildlife, Colin is your man. In this article he gives you some solid tips that will improve your chances of making a real keeper photograph.

Wildlife Photography—The Gear

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.

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