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Posting Photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

There’s so much buzz these last few days about photographers and others posting images to Facebook, that I decided to do a bit of research for myself and share what I found with you…. Let me start with a disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, so please take this [...]

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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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Rickshaw Wallahs of Kolkata

Kolkata formerly known as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and [...]

South India Photo Tour: Participants Images

Earlier this year, the first annual Jim Cline Photo Tours, South India trip, was attended by eight enthusiastic travel photographers.  [...]

Upon Hearing News of the Earthquake in Nepal

Upon hearing the news of yesterday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, I immediately began to contemplate many enchanting visits to the [...]

Images That Stick in Your Head

The “eidetic image” has been described in psychological literature as: a vision or material picture in the mind which can [...]

Angkor Photo Workshop July 11-25, 2015

The fifth annual Angkor Photo Workshop is coming this July and as of today, April 12th, there are still three [...]

Vietnam Photo Tour: Hanoi to Halong Bay and Cat Ba

After departing Hoi Anh via our flight from Danang, we headed to Hanoi to experience a completely different “Vietnam”. In [...]