Wimberley heads have been the choice for professional photographers with super-telephoto lenses since the day they were introduced. Currently, the Wimberley WH-200 (aka MKII or “full” Wimberley) is the industry standard for anyone using a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm lens. Wimberley als...Continue reading
Two years after Adobe gave us Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS6 was released. It continues its run as the choice for fine-tuning photographs by professionals and serious hobbyists. In the past two years, Adobe’s other photography oriented product, Lightroom, has taken some market share from Pho...Continue reading
One of the biggest annoyances I find in photography is dealing with camera straps. If you’ve ever been out shooting with two cameras strapped to your shoulders, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Sports, wedding, and even nature photographers are often in situations where havin...Continue reading
It has been four years since my switch back to Nikon after 8 years with Canon. In mid-2008 I acquired a D300 and D700 to fulfill my DX (1.5x crop) and FX (full frame) shooting needs. In November of that year I added the Nikon D3x for my serious landscape photography. After acquiring the D3x, the...Continue reading
Everyone loves new toys, right? Well Gitzo’s Systematic tripod family just got a facelift. The Systematic series has long been the choice of many top nature and outdoor photographers, who rely on Gitzo’s durable, reliable carbon fiber tripods to support their heavy lenses and expensi...Continue reading
My first serious computer monitor was a LaCie Electron Blue IV, an incredibly heavy, blue beast. It served me well for many years until recently. It can no longer reach the desired brightness, so I had to start looking for an alternative.
At the time when I bought the massive LaCie CRT scree...Continue reading
PowerEx batteries come in two types—the standard high capacity 2700 NiMH version and the newer Imedion low discharge 2400 NiMH version. Both are very high quality batteries that can be charged hundreds of times and have no charge memory (meaning that they...Continue reading
Travelling photographers from around the globe have a need for a rolling bag to carry expensive and heavy photography equipment with them on domestic and international flights. Backpacks and shoulder bags can be difficult and uncomfortable to carry with such heavy loads, and small carry-on lugga...Continue reading
I love the wilderness. There is nothing quite like the feeling of venturing into the untamed back country and finding yourself in a remote area, seldom t...Continue reading
In an attempt to shed a bit of weight off my carry-on luggage, I purchased an ‘Ultimate’ edition Macbook Air to replace one of my current MacBook Pros. For the record I usually bring two notebook computers on my trips, just in case one fails – it would be disastrous not to be a...Continue reading
For the most part, photography books can be divided into two categories – the artistic, coffee table style books and the informative, how to books. I am a big fan of coffee table style photography books. I have a fairly big collection of large hardback volumes with hundreds of stunning ima...Continue reading
We, as nature photographers are always looking for reliable, comfortable and light weight products to provide physical support our camera equipment in the field. In some locations, our carbon fiber tripods aren’t the best solution to get the job done. Luckily, NatureScapes.net offers two e...Continue reading
Any seasoned backcountry enthusiast knows that a well organized pack is key to a successful trip into the wilderness. Backpackers organize gear into stuff sacks, pouches, and pockets to make packing a precise process and items easier to find as they are needed. It seems that Clik Elite, the comp...Continue reading
As a backpacker, climber, paddler, and cyclist, I spend a considerable amount of time in the wilderness, even when not out photographing nature. Ever since I started backpacking, I’ve found myself incredibly disappointed by functionality, comfort, and design of photo backpacks.