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Photography and Travel in 2016

Happy New Year! Let’s take a look at the state of photography and travel today, and what we can expect in 2016: Camera technology has plateaued Camera technology won’t get any better in 2016. Instead we’ll see the same technology get smaller....

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Emotive Travel Photography

There are really two kinds of travel pictures. The first are the quick snaps which don’t require much thought or planning. These pictures make up the vast majority of travel photographs, yet they do little more than prove that we were in a place....

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Switching from Canon to Nikon

When you buy a DSLR you aren’t just buying a camera. You’re buying into a camera system full of lenses, flashes, batteries, and accessories. It’s a costly investment for sure. The camera is only the tip of the financial iceberg.   I started my...

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Photographing Iceland in Winter

For once I might have gone somewhere warm and tropical this winter. I had my eye on Lake Toba in Indonesia, which for some reason has fallen out of the travelers’ eye in recent years. It’d have been perfect for me, I think. I...

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