What’s in the bag?

What’s more expensive:  kids or a photography hobby?  I have both and I really don’t know.  Eating some serious coin isn’t all they have in common.  When going somewhere you want the least amount of fuss and aren’t afraid to pack too much to achieve it.  And you never know whether the destination is going to…

Mac Mini as Home Entertainment Hub

I know this isn’t all about photography, but it was too cool not to write about.  So….what am I talking about?  When you make a computer the brains of your home entertainment center all kinds of new possibilities and sharing across the house happen. Here are some of the cool things: Virtually unlimited TV-recording capabilities…

Photosynth – taking photography to a whole new level

Launched in full on August 20, 2008, Microsoft’s Photosynth has been showing people the in’s and out’s of…well…just about anything. It is a stitching software that can take hundreds of photos and find the common parts of the photo to link the images for display as an interactive collage.  Basically, you find something you want…

Camera Gear – what worked, what didn’t?

The hardest part of getting ready for this trip was selecting the camera gear.  I could not find enough online about what to bring and what to leave at home, so let me give you a hand.  If you click on the Gear-Up page, you can see what I had to choose from. Rikki and…

3 days to go – time to start packing

It is time for my least favorite part of the trip – packing all my junk.  I’ve already cut a lot out, and I’m still scratching my head on how I’m going to fit this mess in 2 bags. I think i’ve got everything covered on what I was told to bring, and I added…

Shooting in New River Gorge – what worked? What didn’t?

My latest photography trips to West Virginia were taken during the early fall of 2007, so please disregard the date this article was written. West Virginia is one of the most scenic places I’ve ever been to.  You could be standing on top of a mountain, admiring the view, then climb down the mountain to…

The Canon S5 IS in Costa Rica

Powershot S5 IS Specs: 12x Optical Zoom/4x Digital Zoom/48x combined Equivalent of 36-432mm 8.3 Mega Pixels Max Aperture:  f/2.7 – f/3.5 (T) Shutter Speeds:  15-1/3200 sec. ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 Exposure Comp:  +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments SD card Image Stabilization These were the main reasons I chose the S5 for this trip.  I didn’t want to…

Photography and Technology Gear for Antarctic Voyage

I buy most of my gear from B&H Photo Video or used off of POTN or Fred Miranda.  I am also a born and bred Canon shooter. Bodies Canon 1D Mark IIn Canon 1Ds Canon SD550 (trusty old P&S) Lenses Canon 300mm f2.8L IS Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS Canon 24-105mm F4L IS Canon 35mm f2.0…