I gotta’ fever…and the only prescription is more…camera gear??? Yesterday I received a very polite and undoubtedly well-intended question on one of my Instagram posts. In case you can’t make out the words here’s the text from the post: Awesome to see photogs still using … Continue readingGear Fever: Why Do We CONSTANTLY Upgrade Our Cameras?
Magnetic filter systems are not a new invention. They have been around for quite a while in one incarnation or another. Recently, I was able to get my hands on Breakthrough Photography’s X100 GND filter holder. The X100 is something that every landscapist should be … Continue readingVIDEO: Breakthrough Photography Magnetic Filters and X100 Filter Holder…The Future?
Alright…here it comes. I took my first generation Sony A7R apart to replace a worn out back panel. I know, right? A little bit of a risk? A little bit of challenge? You bet. Just look at my baby…. Shown with my beautiful and fully manual … Continue readingSony Guts: A Look Inside the First Generation Sony A7R
I keep getting asked “What are you going to do?” Or even the occasional “Are you going to lose your insurance?” All I’m thinking about now is how it feels like that sensation of reaching the surface of the water just as your lungs run … Continue readingQuitting a Job at 6 A.M. on a Thursday
Throughout history there have been individuals who found a certain magic simply by “taking it easy”. Ben Franklin, Lao Tzu, Hunter S. Thompson, Janis Joplin, Bill Murray, Albert Einstein, Charles Bukowski, and The Dude himself…just to name a few. Even more impressively, they seemed to … Continue readingA Dudeist Approach to Photography
Let’s talk about this. Why did you make your last photograph? Was it because there was an object or person or place that moved you on some weird level of emotion? Was this moment so complex that words could never be formed so a photograph … Continue readingDigitalism and the Murder of Photography
The constant hammering of the sleet against my tarp has given way to a strange and almost unperceivable buffered ticking sound. I lay there motionless…afraid to move from the long sought warmness of whatever contorted position I held when sleep found me the night before. … Continue readingIceman: The Laurel-Snow Wilderness Experience-Final Chapter
It suddenly occurs to me that I might very well die in this place. The reality of quietly slipping off into an unwaking sleep and giving into hypothermia becomes very real. I’ve been on the trail for a little over an hour and I can … Continue readingIceman: The Laurel-Snow Wilderness Experience-Chapter 2
Sixteen degrees. The forecast only called for a low between twenty-three and twenty-five. It’s 2:30PM which is over two hours later than I hoped to be at the trail head. I’m walking into the Laurel-Snow and it’s sixteen By God degrees. I wonder if the … Continue readingIceman: The Laurel-Snow Wilderness Experience-Chapter 1