For many nature and travel shooters, the boom in ecotourism has provided many new, exciting photo opportunities
Back in the days when I only shot stills, I was one cavalier dude when it came to using tripods and other bracing devices.
Among the many benefits of mass tourism, there are a couple of lurking downsides.
If there's one thing I haven't been sweating too much in the 11 or so years since I went from shooting slides to shooting digital, it's exposure.
It's the kind of challenge I get more and more frequently in these tight economic times.
When making the transition from stills to video, the conventional wisdom dictates that camera movement is bad.
Of the great array of gear that I've used over the course of my career, there is no item about which I'm fussier than my tripod.
Two weeks before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I was in the security line at Newark Airport once again.
Like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, I came late to the tea party.
Only one letter separates the words "take" and "make," but their meanings are worlds apart. Only one letter separates the words...
In 34 years of professional photography, I had only ever spent, oh, about three quarters of an hour shooting in a studio.
As artists and craftsmen, we’re, by definition, super-observant, seeking ways to document and interpret the environments and interactions that move us.
Experimenting with different techniques and new technology can help to break into new realms.
I found that, due to the extremely contrasty conditions, the “Portrait” Picture Control setting for my JPEGs in the D90, with its inherently lower-contrast algorithms, produced the best out of the camera files.
As a travel photographer, the environmental portrait has always been one of my go-to techniques.
Travel photographers working in tourist destinations face a dilemma: the iconic view, skyline or structure of a place often is so well known and photographed that it’s almost impossible to come up with anything new.
One of my favorite things to do in between trips is to find photographic projects that are close to home. If I don’t have to lug my stuff through airports, on and off airplanes and in and out of taxis, I have that much more energy to make pictures. ...
The pitfalls of modern mass tourism are nothing new. Way back in the ’60s, satirists were already beginning to decry the “been there, done that” mentality of the dedicated sightseer.
It’s the time of year to leave some gentle hints for friends and family as to what toys a traveling photographer might want to receive during the holiday season.
In this, the second installment of “Adventures in Multimedia,” I’ll discuss some basics about gathering and editing sound. Last issue, I covered choosing and using a digital sound recorder, whether it’s one of the dedicated units like the Olympus LS-10...
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