5 Steps to Buying a Tripod

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So many of my students avoid tripods. Sure, they bring them to the workshops, but then they diligently avoid using them until I just about take a leg off and beat them with it. The reason they don’t want to use them is because they’ve brought along a tripod that is painful to use. You know the ones; they are … Read More

Apple Needs to Think Like a Photographer

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Isn’t the camera in the iPhone the coolest thing? As a professional photographer I love to have a little snappy camera in my bag to grab the occasional fun shot. Or if I’m doing a reconnaissance for a shoot or a workshop I make “photo notes” with my iPhone camera. I simply love the picture-taking capabilities of an iPhone. It saves … Read More

Steve Jobs Died Yesterday

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Steve Jobs actually died on October 6th, but it took me a few days to get up the nerve to actually post this tribute on the blog. His death has nothing to do with this blog topic (environmental photography) as such. But as a photographer I was so influenced by Jobs that I’ve decided to write this rather odd testimonial. … Read More

Trying Out Canon Gear

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I’ve used Nikons all my career. That makes this article an impartial evaluation of the dream kit that Canon asked me to trial. It consisted of a Pelican case bursting with about $30,000 worth of pro gear. Let’s start with the EOS 1DS III – what a brilliant camera! It’s a bit of a Clydesdale in build but at least … Read More

Mac vs PC

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As part of my recent tour around Australia and New Zealand, for the Kodak seminar series, I gave presentations at various photographic colleges. While visiting the various campuses, I poked into some of the classrooms to see what computers were provided to students – to see what was the basic platform of the teaching curriculum. Once upon a time it … Read More