Sewing Neoprene Tripod Leg Covers

I was listening to a podcast recently and heard that some of the most expensive repairs are the result of sand getting into your gear.  Traveling to the Caribbean, I am familiar with the fact that sand gets everywhere.  I have learned not to change lenses at the beach, and am careful in cleaning lenses afterwards so as not to…Read More

Travel with Prime Lenses

An important part of traveling for me is not only relaxing in some of the mostbeautiful places in the world, but also taking time for my primary hobby, photography.  But I was stuck in a rut.  I found myself shooting the same thing over and over again.   My Canon 24-70mm/f 2.8 lens was on the front of my camera most…Read More

NATJA 2016 Awards for Excellence in Travel Journalism

NATJA Awards Excellence Travel Journalism

Sometimes you have to jump right in, even when you may not think you are experienced enough or talented enough.  It was back in 2011 that my husband convinced me to enter the Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest, and it turned out that I won the grand prize.  But that competition was primarily for amateurs.  I was eager to…Read More

“Taking Better Travel Photos” – UPDATED for 2017!

Four years ago, I wrote “Taking Better Travel Photos” to provide helpful tips to improve your travel photography no matter what gear you use.  I am excited to announce that I recently updated the book, including information on rules of composition, and providing additional information on “hot spots” for great photographs throughout the Caribbean. Some people say the rules are…Read More

Dry Tortugas National Park

Happy 100th birthday to the National Park System!  In celebration, we visit Dry Tortugas National Park with this guest post from our friend, Andy Stenz.  Andy is a photographer and blogger who I met many years ago when I first became involved in our local community of photographers here in Wisconsin.  He has discovered the beauty and warmth of Hawaii, and…Read More

Hybrid Shooters: Film and Digital Travel Photography

Over the years, I have posted “What’s in My Bag?” about various trips.  On the last two trips, I have traveled with both digital and film cameras, and I wanted to do a separate post on traveling for hybrid shooters.  As you might expect, it’s easier to travel with digital.  Memory cards are small, and you don’t have to worry…Read More

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