Your dog keeps pace at your side as you mount rugged mountaintops. He ambles alongside, exploring the gentle rolling hills. He keeps a wary eye out as you both dodge invisible orcs in the murky, damp woods. A stalwart dog, faithful and stout of heart. It’s a fantasy that most dog-loving hikers have. And bonus, […]
Every so often, magazines run these Cosmo-quality articles advising readers on what to look for in their photographers and lists questions to ask. Among some of the ridiculous, unrealistic questions like what cameras they use (would you ask your doctor what brand scalpels they use?), they often suggest asking for RAW files. Some go as […]
Summer is just a few weeks away, which means vacations. Which means traveling with your camera gear. Last year, 2.9 million American flew somewhere for the Memorial Day weekend. Here are a few tips for you to consider before hitting the Wild Blue Yonder. I’ll cover tips for auto travel later; it’s a topic I’m […]
Spring is sprung! Now is time to stop making excuses and get your butt out there and take photographs. “But of what? I live in the suburbs/city and there’s nothing here!” Pthh. You’re not looking hard enough. Here are some ideas to get you started: Make a time lapse video. All those flowers photographs? Any […]
A well-lit landscape doesn’t necessarily mean it’s interesting to look at. I remember going on hikes, taking a bunch of pictures, coming home and tossing most out because they were so bland and boring. I couldn’t figure out why and how other people were taking fantastic pictures at similar locations when my stuff was so blah. Was it the camera? Was it me?
Here in Colorado, it’s tantalizingly warm. People here are dreaming about hot summer days, adventures in the mountains, and wading in cool, glistening streams. (That last one might not happen if we don’t get any spring rain this year). June — summer break — will roll around before you know it. Bored kids are annoying […]
All images need a little TLC and massaging (aka post processing). If you shoot in jpeg, which most cameras do, they are already post-processed in-camera by default, and in most cases, all you need to do is give it a little extra oomph to get it to look how you like. I shoot in RAW […]
Going on a hike? You’re taking your camera, right? Of course you are! The trouble is: you have to consider weight. After loading up your backpack or fanny pack with water, food, a first aid kit, a knife, a sweatshirt and a couple other essentials, that 20-lbs pack will feel like hundreds of pounds after […]