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While I’m not a road warrior, I easily log 50 flights a year for my job. I’ve had to travel with equipment all over the world for both photo and video projects.  Traveling just gets more and more expensive these days.  Here are a few rules that I apply to getting there safely with my […]

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With all the recent changes in airport security, it’s only going to get harder and harder to get your camera gear onboard a commercial plane. In fact, I predict that soon, it will be impossible. In fact, it is impossible to get the usual amount of gear on from Canada right now. A friend of […]

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I’ve got four trips in September. I am teaching the Aperture Nature Photography Workshop at Mt. Rainier National Park. A day later I fly to Maui where I’m on the faculty at the Maui Photo Festival. From there it’s off to a secret location to do a shoot with a client who prefers to remain […]

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Image and Post by Rick Sammon – Follow Rick Sammon on Twitter Photographers certainly need the right camera to record their memories. They also need accessories to protect their gear – especially during the summer months, when quick rain and sun showers can show up in a flash. In this quickie blog post, I’ll share […]

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get smart

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In my travels around the world, I’ve gained a few “travel smarts” the hard way – usually by making mistakes. Getting sick, not having the right gear, displaying poor manners, wearing the wrong clothes all can ruin any photographic adventure.

So, you can learn from some of my mistakes, and realize that being prepared makes your venture more pleasant and more productive. These “travel smarts” have helped me to come back from a trip with a high percentage of good pictures from fairly exotic locations.

Get smart – and follow these tips while traveling. You’ll come back with great shots, and you’ll have more fun, too.

Be Flexible When Traveling
Traveling is a great experience and a wonderful education. Visiting and photographing new places, such as Monument Valley, Arizona (top photo), is invigorating. However, unexpected bad weather, airport delays and other travel-related challenges can arise. When traveling, the key to maintaining a good attitude is to be flexible. Also, looking at unexpected situations as opportunities, rather than as problems, will help you maintain a positive attitude. Continue reading

If you are planning a photo trip, there are numerous online resources you can use to make sure you improve your chances of success. Right off the bat I want to tell you about Google Maps. Just go to http://maps.google.com/ and you can learn all the fine details. But here’s the big picture. If you […]

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If you are planning a photo trip, there are numerous online resources you can use to make sure you improve your chances of success. Right off the bat I want to tell you about Google Maps. Just go to http://maps.google.com/ and you can learn all the fine details. But here’s the big picture. If you […]

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