Three Months living in a van and I’m still alive and not regretting it. Complete with 70’s shag carpet, vans are once again becoming part of our culture. As retirement was going on it’s 3rd year I chose this lifestyle with the hope of discovering where I belong. Still searching for that answer I continue to explore and add more memories and experiences to my … Continue reading Three months of vanlife
Life and love inspires us all, it changes and develops beyond our control. What is the meaning of life and why do we love? This week instead of reporting on my adventures we shall explore the humans I encountered and the feelings they evoked in myself as well as the feelings and emotions they were experiencing in their lives. Why am I traveling? What made … Continue reading Vanlife Ramblings and theories?
And I thought I hated cooking two weeks ago. My second week in the van has revealed to me that I hate cooking even more now. My refrigerator is stocked to resemble my Italian Grandma’s whenever we went to visit. She stuffed so much food in there that the shelves literally sagged! Now I regress to the times of college when I lived with a … Continue reading Food caves and hookers oh my!
Landscape photography is one of my most favorite subjects. From the beaches and coastlines of Big Sur, California to the lighthouses of the Northeast, landscapes make up our world. Everyone looks at them but few can capture the magnitude. Here are some tips to help you improve your landscape work and get the most out of your time 1. Wake up before the sun comes … Continue reading 10 Tips for Better Landscape Photography
How to safely buy used photo equipment. In today’s economy every nickel counts, and just like everything else cameras and lenses cost way more than anyone wants to pay. I’ve had good and bad experiences with buying used equipment. However, if you do it correctly then you can save a bundle. Used equipment is available from several sources; some examples are eBay, craigslist, store … Continue reading Buying Used Photography Equipment
No matter how good of a photographer you are, if you can’t hold the camera steady your images will turn out like crap. Image stabilization is one of the most important aspects of photography. If you have a great picture opportunity make the most of it and be sure you will be holding that camera steady. This article will explore a lot of different tools … Continue reading Camera Stabilization
When you need a huge long lens for your Nikon there are a few choices. Today we will talk about the Sigma 300-800mm and the Nikon 600mm. If you are looking for a quick answer, in my opinion, the Nikon 600mm is the better lens. There, now you can quit reading if you only wanted a fast answer. Onto the details: I first purchased the … Continue reading Nikon 600mm vs. Sigma 300-800mm
UV filters as protection on a lens. This subject has been a huge constant battle among photographers for as long as I can remember. The topics range from quality of glass, protection, vingnetting, and more. Right off the top, I DO NOT use a UV filter on the front of any of my lenses. I will do my best to give information in this article … Continue reading UV Filters in Photography, pros and cons
Photographing dangerous animals is something that a lot of us enjoy. It gets us excited as we are interacting with something that has huge teeth, speed, and weighs as much as a Yugo! I hope I’m not the only one old enough to remember what a Yugo is… Really, who is going to get an adrenaline rush by taking pictures of a cow? As with … Continue reading Photographing Dangerous Animals
Death Valley is one of the most unique places on the earth. The colors and landscapes you can see there are amazing and I haven’t found anywhere else where you can photograph all of them in such close proximity. Death valley is huge and without good planning you can easily get stranded without gas in the middle of literally nowhere. I’ve been there several … Continue reading Death Valley Photography Travel