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Pete McBride’s epic photographic journeys


December 2018 issue Profiles

Documenting the Colorado River and the Grand CanyonLike most people who grew up in the Western United States, native Coloradan Pete McBride is acutely aware of water. From Colorado to California, life and lifestyle have been shaped by this ever-diminishing resource that provides the lifeblood to communities carved out of the desert, nourishment for farms bullied up from the arid ground, and catalyst for legal disputes between cities, states, and nations. Yet water remains something most... Continue Reading >

Less gear, more vision


11.25.2018 News

Why Pete McBride used minimalist gear for an epic journeyWorking on location means hauling your gear to wherever you need to shoot. That can be a backbreaking chore even if you’re just photographing in one location.Now consider the chore if you’re hauling your gear across 700-plus miles of rugged terrain … along with everything you need to eat, sleep, and survive for weeks at a time. You really start to think about weight and efficiency. And those considerations go beyond your... Continue Reading >

How to light photographs underwater


10.25.2018 Tech

Stephen Frink, one of the world’s most-published underwater photographers, freely shares the No. 1 tip he gives students who want to raise their work to a higher professional level: “The key to making a great underwater photograph is good lighting.”Water is denser than air, and it absorbs color very quickly. Because color is lost the deeper you go, high-quality lighting is paramount. Ambient light is insufficient and straight-on lighting is too bright. Any snorkeler weilding a... Continue Reading >

In deep and up close: Underwater photographer Stephen Frink


November 2018 issue Profiles

Holding onto success despite changing tides As he sips a cup of coffee in a Starbucks near his Key Largo studio in the Florida Keys, veteran underwater photographer Stephen Frink doesn’t pause for a second when asked to name the most important requirement for a great underwater photograph.“That’s easy,” says the 69-year-old Frink, whom many publications have called the world’s most widely published underwater photographer. “It’s proximity.”Frink is on a roll. After taking... Continue Reading >

Drew Doggett photographs the mythical white horses of Iceland


October 2018 issue News

© Drew DoggettDrew Doggett stood in near-freezing water and extreme cold air temperatures to capture this photograph (right) of an Icelandic horse. “Adrenaline pumps to the point of not knowing that the temperature is affecting you to the degree that it is,” he says. “As soon as I stopped moving, I felt numbness in my feet and hands that lasted hours.”The frigid temps were a worthwhile price to pay for telling the intertwined stories of the Icelandic landscape and its beautiful... Continue Reading >

A sun-powered trailer for your outdoor photography adventures

October 2018 issue Tech

When it’s time to follow your dreams and take to the open road, there’s nothing like a solar-powered Vistabule Teardrop trailer to make a home away from home. Its built-in Sunflare solar panels gather energy throughout the day to have a charge ready just in time for the golden hour.The trailer is designed to be beautiful and energy efficient, blending technology with comfort and economic design. Start with a basic package and add custom features to fit your needs. From storage to... Continue Reading >

Ken Kaminesky photographs the great migration


9.23.2018 News

Anatomy of an imagePhotographer: Ken KamineskyDate: Sept. 14, 2017Location: Serengeti National Park in TanzaniaSubject: WildebeestEquipment: Fujifilm X-T2 camera, Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 WR lens, Fujifilm XF 2x TC WR TeleconverterKaminesky's notes: It had long been a top bucket list experience for me to visit Tanzania during the great migration. While I had visions of shooting specific animals, I did not think about exactly how or under what circumstances I’d be... Continue Reading >

How Guy Tal became the photographer’s photographer


August 2018 issue Profiles

Guy Tal uses photography to enhance his lifeGrowing up in Israel, Guy Tal’s love of the outdoors started early. In his 20s, while serving in the Israeli military on the Golan Heights, a truck brought supplies to the soldiers, including some books. Among those books was a copy of “Desert Solitaire” by iconic American environmental writer Edward Abbey. Tal was fascinated. The descriptions, the landscapes, the ideal of the rugged American West enveloped his imagination, though he didn’t... Continue Reading >
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