Olympus FL-700wr flash review and radio wireless set up

Olympus FL-700wr flash review and radio wireless set up

It may not be obvious when you look through my travel and nature images, but I absolutely LOVE flash photography. Whether you’re shooting portraits, weddings, macro, or wildlife with a flash extender… When you understand how to use flash, you can create beautiful...

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Cyber Monday Sale on Photo Workshops

Cyber Monday Sale on Photo Workshops

To kick off your holiday shopping I'm offering a BIG discount for my Costa Rica Photo Workshop, January 12-18, 2020. Now through December 6, 2019 you can book a single private room for the price of a double. That's like getting your airfare for free! If you're...

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Travel Tip: How to Book the Best Airfare

Travel Tip: How to Book the Best Airfare

Booking travel has probably never been easier than it is today. But it has also never been more complicated! From travel agents to websites to apps, there are a million options and opportunities for finding the perfect itinerary within your budget. Often the hardest...

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Olympus E-M1X Tips

Olympus E-M1X Tips

I fell in love with the Olympus E-M1X the first time I used it. As I have used it and poured over the manual I've come up with a few tips and tricks that I think might help a few of you make the most of your camera. As a side note, many of these tips also apply to the...

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

I feel like I’m going back to my roots.  In 2011 I was perfectly happy with my full-frame Nikon cameras, but I was intrigued by the small size and the retro cool-factor I saw in the Olympus PEN line of cameras. I had been watching those cameras for a couple of years,...

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Our New Home in Costa Rica

Our New Home in Costa Rica

I wanted to tell you about the hotel where I will be hosting my Costa Rica photography workshops in 2020. The Carara Costa Rica Ocean View Hotel has much to offer me and my guests. Not the least of which is airconditioned rooms and wifi throughout the hotel. This...

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Manfrotto BeFree Advanced Travel Tripod Review

Manfrotto BeFree Advanced Travel Tripod Review

Manfrotto BeFree Travel Tripod Review I reviewed the original Manfrotto BeFree travel tripod a few years ago. The latest generation is known as the BeFree Advanced. Manfrotto has added a lot of features that professionals look for in this new model. Check out my...

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Tenba Axis 20L Photo Backpack review (Updated)

Tenba Axis 20L Photo Backpack review (Updated)

Tenba continues to innovate and improve their line of photo backpacks! I've been using Tenba camera bags for years, but the new Tenba Axix line of photo backpacks is as close to the perfect pack as I have found. Check out my review of the Tenba Axis 20L to find out...

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LUMIX G9 Review

LUMIX G9 Review

I have used almost every G series LUMIX camera since the GH3, and I have really enjoyed using most of them. There have been a few favorites, but I had forgotten what it’s like to really love a camera. The Panasonic LUMIX G9 has reminded me what that’s...

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Is it time to replace Lightroom with Luminar 2018?

Is it time to replace Lightroom with Luminar 2018?

I've been hearing rumblings about replacing Lightroom since Adobe's move to subscription-based pricing. Most of my clients are not professional photographers, and they are happy to use the same photography software for years without paying for updates. For these folks...

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One Spot Left!

We have a female guest in need of a roommate for our January workshop in Costa Rica. If you book the last spot we’ll give you $300 off the regular price!

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