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Cold Weather Photography Essentials

While it might not officially be the winter season yet, it’s still a great time to start preparing for when the sub-zero degree temperatures hit. As photographers, it’s of the

flamingo feathers

Seeing Differently at the Zoo

Zoos are a great place to practice shooting (not a good word to use but this is a photography site) animals. The thing is, we all have great images of

A Hands-On Review of the Ruggard Triumph 45 Bag

There comes a time in every photographer’s life when it’s time to upgrade to a new bag. As we accumulate common photography paraphernalia (camera bodies, lenses, speedlights, and the list

How to Transform Your Travel Tripod into a Light Stand for Flashes

Being an outdoor/adventure/”hike all over the place” type of photographer, I love any gear that can do more than one job, without weighing a ton.  When you have to backpack everything in, you learn to simplify and use as much multipurpose lightweight gear, as possible.
One trick I have learned is to turn my Oben travel tripod into a light stand for flashes or continuous lights.  At just a few pounds, it’s light enough to hike with, and serves double duty as either a camera or flash support. This versatility means it gets a place in my pack, instead of staying home with more specialized gear that won’t make the hike.

Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod and included BE-113T Ball Head.

Gear Review: Oben CT-3551 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod and BE-113T Ball Head

A lightweight travel tripod is a handy piece of equipment for every photographer to have in their gear collection.  There are times where larger, heavier, “workhorse” tripods are not the right tool for the job, or places where they are too cumbersome to transport and use.  On the lookout for a new one, a few months ago I got my hands on the Oben CT-3551 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod and  BE-113T Ball Head.  

After unpacking it my first thought was “Wow this thing is light, I’m going to break it.”  But, half a year later with pretty constant use, it shows few signs of wear and tear.  In that time, it has been used for landscape, travel, and macro photography, in various locations and conditions.

Learn To Love Lemonade

The thing is, there are stellar celestial events every month and wherever you live you’re sure to be able to make a great picture. I’ve just moved to Nampa, Idaho, and

The Traveling Photographer Column on Photofocus.com

The Traveling Photographer: Powering Up!

How many times have you pushed the shutter release on your camera, to take that perfect photograph, only to find your battery is dead and you don’t have another. Let’s

Gear Review: Atlas Packs ‘Athlete’

Atlas Packs is a new company and they have created a good product. They’ve created backpacks that are extremely comfortable to wear and that carry a lot of weight without

Tips For The Hiking Photographer

Sharing pictures from beautiful places is one of my favorite things to do, especially when I’ve hiked to get there. However, if I suddenly had to choose between never making

Keeping Your Data Safe While Traveling

The last place you want gear failure to happen is overseas when you’re on a job or just on vacation. There are several different ways to avoid this and keep