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NANPA Summit Roundup

We just got back from the the North American Nature Photographers Association’s annual summit in San Diego, and while the experience is still fresh I decided to blog about what a great time we had. This was the second time we’ve exhibited there, and so far each time has been more fun than the last!The [...]

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The Yorkie Test

Recent generations of digital cameras offer faster auto focus speed and frame rates, but do they really matter for the landscape photographer? If you never use your camera for anything other than landscape photography, you're right that it might not matter that much. But, for most of us, even if our primary focus (pun intended) is [...]

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Call for Submissions

The BBC Worldwide and British Natural History Museum have an open call for submissions for their annual “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” competition: submit your entries through their official website from now until February 26, 2015. This competition aims “to promote honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic innovation, narrative skill [...]

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Walking the NAMM Show

This past weekend we had the opportunity to attend the North American Music Manufacturer's Show, aka the NAMM Show in Anaheim. It was such a treat to be at a trade show as an attendee! I loved being able to attend some of the great seminars they offered. During one seminar on building your business' online presence, [...]

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Join Us at the Nature Photography Summit in San Diego

The North American Nature Photography Association’s annual exhibit and conference is almost here; will you be joining us? The Nature Photography Summit is held in sunny San Diego, California, and runs from February 19 - 22, 2015. We love getting to know our customers, and it will be a great time for you to check [...]

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Photographing a Historic El Capitan Ascent

National Geographic has a great interview up with filmmaker and photographer Corey Rich, who just finished up documenting two climbers’ historic free climb of the 3000 foot Dawn Wall in Yosemite. If you have ever been curious not only about what it is like to climb a monumental rock face like El Capitan, but also [...]

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National Geographic Photo Winners Announced

National Geographic’s annual photo contest just ended, and we enjoyed checking out the winners with our family over the holidays. We’ve come to expect really epic images from Nat Geo, and once again they delivered in spades. Check out these stunning images here, using their navigation tabs to browse Nature, People, Places, and all submissions entered.  Do [...]

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Jeff Cable's Favorite Things Giveaway ends on Dec 12

A quick reminder if you haven't yet registered, sign-ups for Jeff Cable's "Favorite Things" Giveaway contest will be ending this Friday, December 12. There are now 36 prizes to be won by 36 lucky winners, including an Acratech GPSs Ballhead with lever clamp, and also an Acratech Swift Clamp! Shown above: GPSS with Lever Clamp and also the Swift [...]

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Copyright Law Resources for Photographers

Photofocus just published an article linking to a legitimately fun way to learn about copyright - a comic book! Bound by Law is the tale of a documentary filmaker navigating the sticky realms of fair use, rights, and attribution in a digital age. It can be read online for free (under a Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike [...]

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Thanksgiving Photography Time

Unless you’re on turkey duty for the day, Thanksgiving morning is always a great time to wake up early and sneak in a couple hours photo time. Traffic tends to be light or non-existent through mid-morning, and there are often fewer hikers competing for frame (and tripod footing) on the back trails. You’ll also feel [...]

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