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4 months ago
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You finally made it to your destination, and as you kick up your feet and sip from an ice-cold drink, the last thing you want to worry about is storage. It is a little insane that you must rely on a semi-mysterious device to hold the photographs from your most recent excursion safe, especially as you plan to do a bit more shooting as you go about your travels. Hopefully, this...
6 months ago
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Sometimes you don’t want to bring your bulky DSLR or mirrorless camera on vacation or your next trip, but you don’t want to rely on your phone to capture some of those moments. This is precisely when the modern point-and-shoot camera is the perfect solution. The current crop has proven that you can do a lot in very little space, including outstanding optics, the latest sensor tech, and even video...
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As a child, I remember looking forward to summer vacation all year. Two months without responsibilities, roaming free until the leaves began to change color. It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t get the same time off as an adult! Today, I know the truth: most people don’t get anywhere close to that kind of vacation time so, if you’re like me, most of your trips are weekend jaunts and the...
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The roughrider state of North Dakota marks the geographic center of the North American continent, commemorated by a stone obelisk in the small town of Rugby. The state’s nickname pays homage to its close association to Theodore Roosevelt, whose experiences as a North Dakota cowboy at Elkhorn Ranch had an indelible influence on his future experiences and career—from his reputation as a Spanish-...
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Numerically speaking, the New England road map is as straightforward as it gets, which makes it a great starting point for a travel excursion. Highway numbers are ordered from East to West, so the lowest numbers—such as historic Route 1—are located farthest east. North/South highways tend to have odd number designations, such as the heavily traveled I-95, whereas East/West routes are assigned...
6 months ago
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If you are new to geotagging your images, take a step back and review my article, How to Geotag Your Images. Or, did you digest that information already and now you find yourself wondering, “I geotagged my photos. Now what?” Well, here are some ideas on what to do after you geotag your images...
6 months ago
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We’ve all seen them… maybe we’ve even BEEN them. People walking around New York, Rome, Barcelona, Paris, London, or (insert city), and everything about them screams, “I’M A TOURIST!” My name is Chris… and I was a tourist. I went to Spain and Portugal on an awesome 10-day trip wearing sneaker-sandals because I wanted to be comfortable. With me on my trip were a few friends who were very much...
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Despite its greatly reported demise, film is proving to be alive and well among a small yet loyal pool of photo enthusiasts, hipsters, and Luddites. Judging by the bump in price of used film cameras over the past few years, the numbers of this pool are growing. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is traveling with film—especially flying with film—which requires more pre-planning on your...
6 months ago
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Photographers packing for an upcoming trip can save valuable storage space by forgoing camera bags, packs, and cases in favor of less bulky wraps and inserts. For example, a traveler could pack some photo gear with protective wraps into an everyday bag or backpack that is also loaded with personal items. Or,...
11 months ago
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The travel tripod conundrum is a cruel reality of physics and practicality. The larger and heavier a tripod is, the steadier it will hold a camera. The larger and heavier a tripod is, the less likely you will ever want to carry it around or take it on a trip. Why are we left with a photographic reality like that which makes the tastiest food bad for you? Tripods come in all shapes, weights,...
1 year ago
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You are passionate about photography. You are passionate about travel. Maybe you just want to combine your passion for photography with travel to a destination you have always dreamed of visiting. Whatever the reasons for being there, participating in a photography workshop while travelling is a fantastic way to not only improve your photography skills, but also to experience the people and...
1 year ago
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Travel photography has a certain lure that brings out the uninhibited snapshooter in all of us. But how do you deal with the volume of images you download to the computer after your trip? At that point, it’s high time to sharpen your eye as a photo editor. According to award-winning travel photographer Krista Rossow, photo editing is a practice that really should begin before you leave on a trip...
1 year ago
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I have lost count of how many cameras and lenses have been unintentionally dropped or damaged while traveling in a foreign country. In France, a friend accidentally dropped my 35mm point-and-shoot in the English Channel. In Laos, I thought it was a good idea to take pictures in the middle of a tubing trip down the Nam Song River. In Korea, I became a regular at the Nikon service and repair center...
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America’s National Parks, National Monuments and National Forests symbolize the beating heart of our nation. In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary, we are honored to initiate America for Explorers, a special project that will feature many of these cherished locations dedicated to our country’s historic past and current natural resources. The driving force behind this...
1 year ago
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One of the biggest worries a photographer has during an extended trip is whether or not all of the digital files and photos they create will make it back with them. Everyone knows the best way to protect these precious documents and memories is to perform backups, just like you would if you were at home. However, there is the small problem that you aren’t at home with your RAID arrays and card...

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