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Staying safe while photographing in remote areas

As landscape photographers we often spend extended periods of time in remote areas that are devoid of a cell signal, by nature most landscape photographers like their alone time, being alone is not a way to keep safe in the wilderness. What would you do if you were injured and could not evacuate yourself? Hope

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Experiences with Fujifilm Repair

I was hoping this post wouldn’t have come so soon, which is no fault of the gear, it’s because I’m a clumsy buffoon. I dropped the X-T1 with the 10-24 attached from about 5′ high onto the hard ground, it landed on the lens and the only damage appeared to be that the lens mount

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Firecrest 16 stop ND Filter Review

This year the ultra dense ND filter market has been rocked by the release of the Formatt Hitech Firecrest 16 stop ND filter and the Singh Ray 15 stop ND filter. This amount of ND is simply incredible in such a thin filter. The biggest news though was the lack of color cast with the

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Lightweight tripod for tall photographers

Part of my transition to mirrorless involved lightening my load in all ways possible. Now that I don’t have a heavy DSLR to lug around it was time to ‘downgrade’ my tripod as well. Without the weight of a DSLR I am able to use a less beefy tripod, the big problem in this area

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Fuji Mirrorless system for Landscape Photography

Update: I have a new post Review Fujifilm X-T2 For Landscape Photography, but keep reading to see why I love this system. This summer my friend Erik Stensland was telling me about another friend of ours, Scott Bacon who had recently switched to a Fuji, I was enamored with how light the whole system was.

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Review of Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD

I have never been terribly interested in wildlife photography, quite frankly the price of the lenses required are out of this world, $10-13k for a lens? No thank you! When Tamron introduced a 150-600mm lens for just a hair over $1000 I knew I had to get my hands on it. Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3

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Review of Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II Lens

Ever since I switched to the Canon 6D I’ve been interested in the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens, it seemed like the perfect combination of all the factors I need in a super wide angle lens. I was looking for a lens that has a large aperture of f/2.8 for night photography, and accepts screw on filters for

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Night Tutorials

Night Photography eBook – Nightscape

I’m very excited to announce my first eBook “Nightscape”. This is not an eBook that only covers a few basics of how to photograph the night sky. I have poured nearly everything I know into this eBook, it was truly a labor of love with a passion to share with you as much knowledge as

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The Ultimate Lightweight Camera for Night Photography

A big thank you to BorrowLenses for sending me these camera bodies to test out! Weight, the enemy of every hiker and backpacker. I spend my days hiking to remote locations in the mountains and desert. The weight of my gear is always a burden, even though I have minimized what I carry. Late last year when

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Review of Tiffen Double Fog Filter

Previously I showed how to achieve this effect in Photoshop: Fog Filter Effect for Stars in Photoshop, I finally got around to buying the physical fog filter from Tiffen, and I am quite pleased with the results! Buy now at B&H or Amazon Below you can see how the brightest stars are enhanced, and the lower magnitude stars are

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