Rick Sammon, AKA "The Digital Dude" and consumate travel photographer, is no longer listed as a judge in Frommer's odious travel photo contest. Way to go, Rick! You are indeed,…
I’m getting ready to head out for three, back-to-back trips for National Geographic Expeditions, which literally will take me around the world. These are high end educational tours, and I’m one of a bank of speakers the Geographic provides for the guests on the tour.
I also have to photograph the trips for the company, and give camera advice to the interested parties….yup, it’s a dirty job, but as they say, somebody’s gotta do it!
We travel mostly by charter jet, so the overseas airline carry on /luggage stuff is not a problem (yay!). Otherwise, I’d be rocking in a corner with my thumb in my mouth by now, trying to figure out what airline allows what.
But you still have to plan.
Because we’re going to be moving fast and through a lot of off the beaten track locales, I can’t run out to the camera or computer store if something goes south. So besides the usual stuff illustrated above, and in my computer bag (the contents of which I described here in an earlier post), I’m carrying a couple of spares and extras.
Hit the jump for a list of the extra gear. (more…)
A while ago, I was contacted by an agency representing Frommer's, an august name in travel publishing, to provide photos of Philadelphia for a guidebook. I had the depth and…
Well, I know this is supposed to be a travel photography blog, and I have been traveling lately (but again, can’t show the results just yet due to legal issues), but I am having a stone-cold blast working on my “New Hope: In Character” community portrait project.
New Hope, or Coryell’s Ferry as it was called at the time, was the place where Washington and his men crossed the Delaware to defeat the Hessians and the Brits in Trenton on Christmas Day all those years ago.
These guys re-enact that crossing every Christmas Day here in Bucks County. They get in those longboats, and unless the river is choked with ice, they row across Delaware come hell or high water. It’s an amazing sight to see and a Christmas morning tradition in these parts.
Now, I don’t want to say that they take their roles seriously, but some of the guys who re-enact the crossing had ancestors who were actually involved in the original crossing three hundred years ago. Can you say, “tradition?”
I was so appreciative that these gentlemen decided to come up and participate in this portrait project. In these parts, these guys are almost as famous as the men they are embodying.
For a look at the lighting setup, hit the jump. (more…)
Time for more of the copyrighted feature, "Tales of Customer Service." Actually, I'm ripping this concept off from another copyrighted feature, "Tales of Airport Security," from Harry Shearer's excellent weekly…