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WHAT'S IN MY CAMERA BAG?

Gear isn’t everything, and this is not one of those ‘look at all the cool and expensive stuff I have and how professional I am’ posts. These tools alone do not make a great photographer. The best camera or lens is the best one you can comfortably afford, and as I mentioned in that earlier post, it is better to buy plane tickets than camera equipment...

 
 

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

The general rule is to look north to dark, clear skies. If the aurora is strong, then it can actually create waves in all directions and be photographed from the south as well. When you arrive on location with all your gear preset, try and find a north facing direction to start with, preferably with a decently interesting foreground...

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5 TIPS FOR WATERFALL PHOTOGRAPHY

If you've browsed through my portfolios, you've probably noticed that waterfalls are a consistent subject for my photography. I live near dozens of them. Some are well-known and famous with photographers and naturalists. Some don't even have names and are rarely seen. I visit many of them every season because they never seem to get old to me. If there is nothing else to shoot and you're in a place like the Appalachian Mountains or Iceland where there is lots of water and it's constantly flowing, then you'll always have a subject...

 
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Travel Tripod Review: Sirui T-025x Carbon Fiber Tripod w/ C-10 Ball Head

Until fairly recently, the options for reliable and affordable lightweight travel-tripods were slim, especially if you needed one to support a full-frame DSLR and pro-lens. The Sirui T-025x Carbon Fiber Tripod with C-10 Ball Head is a breath of fresh air. It supports the weight I need in a very lightweight, sturdy, and compact package...

 
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Nikon's best fx travel lenses for under a grand

Like everyone else, I'm always open to recommendations for new photo equipment. I think I'm pretty set with what I'm currently using, but in case you're in the market for some epic glass for your Nikon, I've compiled a list of what I believe to be the best options for a traveling photographer (for under $1,000)...

 

 

 

nikon 200-500mm f5.6 VR for wildlife & landscape photography

I'd been eye-ballin' the Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 VR lens since it was released a couple years ago. I finally decided to add it to my collection fairly recently after receiving some good feedback on it from a trusted friend. My only regret is that I didn't get it sooner...