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Spider Pro Hand Strap: By Spider Holster Inventor, Shai Eynav

Those of you who are looking for the perfect hand strap for your camera might want to have a look at the new Spider Pro Hand Strap. Shai Eynav, inventor of the Spider Holster  just posted his product description on “tilt” where you are able to pre-order a Spider Pro Hand Strap and be among [...]

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Photographers

  Once again it is that time of the year for me to post my holiday gift suggestions. The following items are things that I use on a daily basis and highly recommend. I hope this list will help you purchase the correct gift for yourself or a friend or family member. Eneloop USB charger: [...]

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Ten Holiday Gift Ideas For The Traveling Photographer

Efficiency, usefulness, functionality, convenience and comfort; all considerations before I pack anything in my bags. The following items make my job easier, more comfortable or more convenient, so perhaps they will be good gifts for friends, or even for yourself. For carrying pocket cash and credit cards I use the “World’s Thinnest Wallet”, the bulk [...]

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Free International Phone Calls ?

My brother told me about this service which he saw on Yahoo finance.  I checked it out. Here’s how it works: Pick up your (USA based) phone, dial a local number, listen to a 15 second advertisement, then place a free overseas 10 minute call. No sign ups, no email required, no passwords….all you have [...]

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Ten Christmas Gift Ideas

There are some ordinary things that I use on a daily basis, and they are just so well made, comfortable, or user friendly that they make me happy every time I use them. So if you’re looking for a gift idea here are a few of the things I would suggest for the photographer/traveler in your life.

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Spider Holster Update and Review: Go Strapless!

On March 1, 2010 I did a blog post about my impressions of the Spider Holster after two months of daily use. Now, after another five months of almost daily use during assignments in Sudan, Mali, Kenya, Cambodia, and Thailand, I would like to update everyone on my experience with this ground breaking product.

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Apricorn Aegis Mini: the mini drive I trust for backing up my images

For the last 5 years, while on assignment, I have been backing up my images onto a wonderful, little external hard drive made by Apricorn. The model I am using now is a 1.8 inch, USB powered external hard drive with an integrated USB cable, called the Aegis Mini.  It’s the most compact,  durable and [...]

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RTFM

I’m not looking forward to tonight’s long flight from LA to Manila. A coach seat isn’t exactly what you’d call comfortable, especially with an expected fly-time of about 17 hours. But that doesn’t have to be time wasted..not when I have a new “novel” to read! With the arrival of the new Nikon D3s’s, it’s [...]

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The Nikons Arrived, my Canons Are For Sale

Well, as much as I hate to do it, I’m selling my Canons. It’s been 6 years that I’ve worked with them, but it’s time to let ‘em go. These two workhorses have done an admirable job for me and I have enjoyed making images all around the world with them, but the new Nikons [...]

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What a Difference 6 Years Makes!

The biggest advancement in camera technology has been clean high ISO Here’s a shot with my Canon Mark II set at 1600 ISO Here’s a shot with the Nikon D3S set at 6400 ISO

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India: Pushkar Fair Photo Tour

During the first full moon of November, India’s Pushkar Fair, Asia’s largest camel and livestock market springs to life in [...]

Exploring Cambodia’s Hidden Treasures

I’ve got a fun new video to share with you today which is the reason for the image above, which [...]

Myanmar Photo Tour #2

Here’s the second set of images from the September 2014 Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour which ended on September 23. The [...]

Khmer Empire: Angkor Wat and Beyond

It’s been more than a year since I relocated to Siem Reap Cambodia and since I now live less than [...]

Myanmar Photo Tour

The September Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour has just ended and I’m back in Battambang Cambodia for a few days, enjoying [...]

Angkor Photo Workshop 5

Battambang, the last stop on the 2014 Angkor Photo Workshop is home to many wonderful photo opportunities including the unique [...]