Friday, December 19th, 2014

How To Carry Gel Filters For Quick Selection And Access

Digital After Dark Flash Pack

Q: What does every piece of photo gear you own have in common? A: You gotta carry it in SOMETHING. (Yes, I know. This is a 2,300-word article about how to carry little colored pieces of plastic. At least I have accepted that I have a problem. Maybe now I can get some help. Anyone want to Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, November 24th, 2014

The Wonderful World Of Camera Flash, Flashlights, And Gel Filters

Light painted waterfall

You’re going to have to humor me with this one, folks. I tend to get a little carried away with gel filters. There’s something about all those colors that makes me all tingly inside. For those of you who just want the CliffsNotes version, here you go (Drew Eschbacher, this is for you): Gel filter make photo Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

A Night on Top of a Mountain

Dining room for LeLonte Lodge in the Smokies

Harvey Broome, a Knoxville attorney who helped found The Wilderness Society, once said, “I have never wanted to leave the top of a mountain.” I was thinking of Broome’s comment last week while on Mount LeConte in the Smokies. Of all the mountains I've been on the top of, LeConte is unique. Like any mountain Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Old Friends

I recently had to part ways with a few old friends. It’s never easy, you know, having to say goodbye to friends who’ve been with you through thick and thin, good and bad. A couple of my friends had been with me for nearly 20 years. I felt bad letting them go, especially since they Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Serving Breakfast On Your Lens

Jasmine rice cap used to protect slim polarizing filter

My friends make fun of me. They call me names. “Anal” is their favorite. I don’t really mind because, well, they’re nuts. They’ve totally lost their gourd and I don’t want to make their lives any more miserable by getting upset with them over petty little things. So I let them have their little fun Read more... you know you want to.