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
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!
As this day comes to an end, so does my first week of van life. What is van life you ask? Simply put I have given up on the typical failing American dream and instead of living in a traditional home I have chosen to live in my van. The change is dramatic and requires a new way of thinking and approaching my day … Continue reading A new life adventure
Ok, this is HUGE to me. I have finally figured out how to transfer pictures from my ipad directly to an external hard drive. Now, to clarify this for those that don’t get what I mean. Lets say I’ve been out shooting all day and I have filled up a memory card. Well, I want a safe backup, I go back to the hotel and … Continue reading How to download photos FROM an iPad directly TO an external hard drive!!!
Today we’re going to talk about art and the Zen of processing. There are many opinions out there on processing after you get that awesome shot in the middle of nowhere. Some people think that the best picture is completely unedited with no modifications from Photoshop or any other software. Some see no problem with editing and making adjustments or enhancements. Remember as you read … Continue reading
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