Multi-Function Monopods...

Unlike Mark, I’m not an expert at shooting video with SLRs or mirrorless cameras but I do know that you’ll need a steady camera even if you’re just shooting a YouTube clip of your cat. And I especially like monopods for shooting motorsports but there are lots of other uses,...

Photography as a Social...

When I first moved to Portland, Oregon somebody told me about Meetup.com as a way to meet people and learn about the city. In case you don’t know about Meetup.com it’s a website that connects you with other people in your area that share similar interests, no matter what they are. I...

Back to the Past with E...

Last week a friend found an old film camera case in her basement when they were moving. Knowing how much I love cameras she called and asked if I wanted it. When I opened the case I saw a beautiful 1950’s Exakta 35mm film camera with two lenses—50mm and 135mm. The camera was made in East...

Confessions of a Lazy P...

In a previous post I referred to myself as a lazy photographer. I’ve never liked using a tripod, I quit my first photo class when they wanted us to use a 4×5 view camera. When one-hour photo came along I left the darkroom behind. When digital cameras came along I was more than happy...

Modular Mirrorless Came...

Mountainsmith was founded in 1979 by outdoorsman Patrick Smith out of a need for ruggedly durable gear that would withstand the rigors of his backcountry pursuits in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. They make all kinds of outdoor gear including sleeping bags, tents, trekking poles, even...

Mirrorless Photography:...

noun: intuition 1.
the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. How does intuition apply to photography and particularly photography with Micro Four-thirds and other mirrorless systems?  Since I can carry a Mirrorless camera or point and...