Gear

Underwater Camera Review: Comparison of Olympus Tough TG-3 and TG-4

Recently, Olympus rolled out the latest version of its Tough camera, the Olympus Tough TG-4. This camera stands out among its competitors for offering RAW capture in an underwater compact camera at a reasonable price. We shot both the predecessor, the Olympus Tough TG-3 (our previous review here), and the new camera, the TG-4, on our recent trip to Antigua…Read More

Underwater Photography: Review of Olympus Tough TG-3

When a camera first comes out, you’ll read a lot of reviews about specifications with a limited number of tests of the camera in action.  When it comes to underwater cameras, you’ll find even less.  What follows is my experience with the waterproof, shockproof Olympus Tough TG-3.  If you’ve come for a technical review with lots of pixel peeping, you’ve…Read More

My Choice for Best Travel Tripod: Review of Gitzo Mountaineer GT 0532

Gitzo Mountaineer GT 0532 Tripod

You will probably see a lot of posts about the “best travel tripod” if you were like me and you were struggling to make a decision as to which to choose. Some articles were more informative than others. What I gleaned from what I read was that what was the “best travel tripod” for one photographer, was not the “best”…Read More

#filmroadtrip: Road Test – Anguilla

We took the film on the road and the results are back.  We took the film cameras to Anguilla, the Canon 1V and the Mamiya Pro TL.  We took a variety of film stocks, Fuji 400H, Kodak Portra 400, Porta 160, and Ektar 100.  We experimented and burned a lot of film.  Many lessons were learned.  Here are my impressions…Read More

#filmroadtrip

    It’s time to take some film gear on the road!  After weeks of planning what gear to pack for this year’s trip to Anguilla, I’ve decided to take at least one film camera.  Follow along on our trip with the hashtag #FilmRoadTrip on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! More of our film photography posts can be found on our sister…Read More

Under The Sea: Review of Ewa-Marine UB100 Underwater Housing

The crystal clear water in the Caribbean begs you to explore below the surface.  Whether you are a diver, a snorkeler, or just like to get your feet wet, there is a desire to capture the beauty of what we see below the surface.  I took diving certification class, and although I was a wiz at the classroom work, due…Read More

Travel Light: Review of the Westcott Rapid Box 26″ Softbox

Traveling light is becoming a priority for me with my camera gear, particularly once you realize how much difference good equipment makes to an image.  With the Westcott Rapid Box Softbox, I was able to get the best of both worlds: a soft fill light for portraits which is lightweight and easy to carry. First, a bit about the need…Read More

Is That Sand Really Pink?

If you read our posts on Eleuthera, you can tell that we loved the pink sand.   I had seen many photos of French Leave Beach and Harbour Island before our visit and some looked a bit unreal – – almost a cotton candy hue.  I suspected that many of these images are the result of a heavy hand on…Read More

What Waves Look Like With a Neutral Density Filter

Taken in front of the beach at The Viceroy, Meads Bay, Anguilla, November 2010, using the 77mm Fader ND Mark II filter.  For more on the filters in my bag, read here… SaveSave SaveSave All words and images ©2006-2017 Wendy G. Gunderson. Any use without written permission is prohibited. For licensing information, please send inquiries via the Contact page.