Packing for Alaska

Packing for Alaska

Tomorrow I leave for Alaska, but I’ve been packing and repacking my camera bag for a few weeks now. As a photographer, we all know the struggle of packing the perfect bag. Take too little – regret it … take too much – regret it. It’s probably easier to...
Testing the Olympus Tough TG5

Testing the Olympus Tough TG5

I picked up the Olympus TG5 off of eBay. I wanted a camera I could take kayaking with me in Alaska next month. I previously owned the TG3, which I took to New Zealand on a kayak trip, so I knew I would love this version. I got my TG5 in the mail today and immediately...
My Day Bag

My Day Bag

I love what’s in my bag posts. I find it a clever way to find new bags, new configurations, or interesting items to carry. What a person chooses to carry is very revealing about them.  So here is my daily bag. Olympus EM5mkii Olympus 12-40mm 2.8 PRO Olympus 17mm...
Shooting Photos in the Smoky Mountains

Shooting Photos in the Smoky Mountains

I’m lucky. The Smoky Mountains National Park are just a little over three hours from my house. That means if I wanted a really long day that I could head over in the morning and be back in my bed that night. To be honest, I don’t take advantage of that fact as much as...
When you should not buy new camera gear

When you should not buy new camera gear

Let’s face it we have all gone through it. What you might ask? That burning desire for new camera gear. You never know when it will strike. Recently I found myself trolling eBay looking for a deals on camera bodies and lenses. I want one that does X and mine only does...