I relocated to Costa Rica with my 4×5 Series D RB Graflex. I thought I would be blessed with inspiration and atmosphere in which to produce a photography book, but I am still struggling to find my muse. Continue reading
I briefly mentioned finders in my last rant. This has led me to my latest gripe – whatever happened to high-eyepoint viewfinders? Leica and Nikon finders pleasured a whole generation of sweaty, overweight, myopic photographers. Continue reading
Sadly, recovering from a string of injuries and their inevitable complications has shifted my agenda a great deal. As such, this website as well as my Green Photo Tours endeavors have been all but abandoned before they really got going. Continue reading
Posted in New Gear
Tagged backcountry, camping, Green Photo Tours, kayak, linkedin, Olympus, Pentax, photography, portable, problem, site note, underwater, UW, waterproof, wish list
Clearly I have been severely neglecting this website. The “Asides” note below is the sole reason beside my lack of traveling due to surgery repairing a knee injury (torn ACL, torn meniscus, fractured patella). In my downtime I have been … Continue reading
Posted in Featured, New Gear, Techniques
Tagged backpack, camping, Green Photo Tours, linkedin, Packworthy, photography, Project Green Jungle, site note, travel
I was born into an analog world. Fortunately the peak of my photographic career overlapped with the advent of digital, so I have been gifted with a strong foundation in both worlds. So much so, that my personal workflow generally mixes the use of film and a computer for even the simplest of projects. I am very much of the mindset that there is a right tool for every job and it is my imperative to understand not only which is which, but how to utilize that tool as well. That being understood may lay a foundation for the rant to follow. Continue reading
Well, it looks like the wait is over. We have gone from the prototyped retro-istic Eastern European rock star, with lush color and loads of metal, to this lowly ‘plastique’ abomination that looks like an early Sony CyberShot. I pray to the gods of megapixels that Olympus make the E-P1 in black to hide its shame… Continue reading
I am back at my desk… so here is the update.
Upon my return from Costa Rica last week, I discovered that my web hosting service was under a DDOS attack, so all web services like email and this site’s management were affected by the situation. All the more reason for me to extend my vacation mindset – I’m still on ‘Tico time.’
I really shouldn’t neglect my site. After all, the discipline to post regularly is a key factor in what makes a website successful. SEO and Google-payola help, but if you don’t post, you lose your audience, so it doesn’t matter how many people click-through.
So I will make the first step and outline the first project of this site and first piece that inherently exemplifies the core purpose of this site. I will be intimately dissecting the single carry-on backpack I carried with me through Costa Rica with a full complement of backcountry camping gear, and a digital SLR with three lenses – one of them being a 300mm f2.8. I am tentatively calling it a lesson in “Pack-natomy.” Be forewarned, this will be far too complex and thorough an article, but it should give a well-illustrated starting point for conceiving your own long-term “one-bagger.” Continue reading
Folks, I´m headed out of town for a couple of weeks for a much needed holiday.
I have packed with me many of the tools and gimmicks that should make it possible for me to live out of a carry-on bag for two weeks. Continue reading