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

“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

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

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

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

Let’s Get It Started: Kevin Miyazaki’s Travel Story

This week, I began “A Travel Story with Kevin Miyazaki,” an online course in travel photography hosted by Jessica Kaminski’s JsKool and featuring the talents of Kevin Miyazaki, a well-regarded professional photographer who has traveled the world shooting for publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Martha Stewart Living, and The New York Times. Atop this post is part of our…Read More