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24 Mar 2018

Keeping your photography equipment safe when traveling

I’m a trusting person but when I’m traveling one of my major fears is having my camera gear stolen. Yes, it’s well insured and if it gets stolen when I’m home I can quickly make a trip into New York City and have all shiny new gear really fast. But when on the road it can be a different story. Losing my equipment hasn’t happened to me but when I was leading a book project on Pope John Paul II […]

04 Apr 2017

I don’t understand photographers traveling light

I just read another “pro” blog saying to leave your DSLR camera and lenses at home when traveling and just take a small mirrorless camera with one lens. If the purpose of your trip is to make great images, then that is the most stupid advice there is. Let me get this straight: You’re going to a grand location. You may never go there again. You want to make great images. You’ve invested a good deal of money for the […]

09 Feb 2016

Vintage cameras from a friend feel right at home

I don’t know how I got so lucky to have great family and friends. My wife Robin and I had dinner tonight with our friends Brian Horton and Marilyn Dillon. Marilyn was Robin’s editor back in the day and helped get Robin going in the right direction as a writer. Marilyn continues to be a strong inspiration for both of us. Brian was a longtime photographer and headed sports photography for the Associated Press. He set up AP’s coverage for […]

11 Nov 2015

Tech tip: Tripod buying guide – How to select the tripod that is right for you

Download Video as MP4 Tripod buying guide – selecting the right tripod for you Most out-of-focus pictures are due to camera movement, it isn’t because you focused in the wrong place or your subject moved. It is because your camera moved. It doesn’t take much, especially as your use longer telephoto lenses. That is why I shoot over 90% of my photos with my camera on a tripod. I’m a believer that you can’t have a tripod that is too […]