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August 13, 2014

Those of us who enjoy photography and hiking have probably at one time or another lugged a big ass tripod out into the wilderness. Ok, so it probably wasn’t like the kit that Ansel had to carry up in the Sierra to support his large format cameras, but even in modern times our full sized tripods simply don’t fit well…

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April 21, 2014

I’m not one to ebb and flow with the waves of new camera technology; I still clutch my NEX 5N lovingly even though it’s now several generations old. I did however see the need to fill a gap in my photo-taking capabilities recently. Enter the Sony RX100, Sony’s flagship point-and-shoot model. The role it fills is that between my old…

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July 19, 2013

Some of you who stop here to read my ramblings on cameras probably know that I’ve been using a Sony NEX 5N along with some small manual focus lenses to make a fairly compact, lightweight, and capable camera system. Well, this year has been the year of new gadgets and adding more weight to my pack, so I guess it…

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June 7, 2013

A nice write up from my friend Adam that I received recently… Hi Jacob, thought I would share with you my impression of the Olympus OMD EM5 after one month of use. The following review will compare the Olympus EM5 mostly with a Pentax K-5, since that is what I am familiar with. [Jacob: I’ve included some additional comparison to…

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November 23, 2012

With the holiday turkey resting comfortably in my belly with cranberry sauce and some Belgian ale, I can’t think of anything better to talk about than electronic gadgets! 2012 has been quite a year of digital camera advancement. The DSLR improvements have marched forward in their more-or-less predictable fashion, but what’s been really fun to watch is the way that…

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March 12, 2012

This installment of our series will be dedicated to the topic of processing digital photos, which simply means editing photos on the computer to improve their aesthetic appeal and correct any issues that detract from the image. Yes, unfortunately your job isn’t finished once the photos are out of your camera. Don’t despair, friend. The great news is, you don’t…

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January 9, 2012

Our series on Backpacking and Photography is almost wrapped up. On to other things soon, but for now the NEXt installment! Originally this segment was going to be dedicated to a slightly different topic, but I thought due to recent popularity and discussion about mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras I would talk a little about them, focusing on the NEX series…

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December 16, 2011

My interest in photography began while I was in high school. It was a known fact that the photography teacher was a bit of a pushover. He’d let students roam the campus in search of… uh, “like stuff to take pikchures of dood!” (translated, skip class and hang out) It seemed logical that I needed to sign up for this…

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November 4, 2011

written by Aaron Cowan photos by Aaron Cowan edited by Jacob D Intro Hi folks. My Name is Aaron Cowan. I currently live in Pullman, WA having recently graduated from the University of Idaho with a Masters in Electrical Engineering. Photography is just a hobby but, for me, a pretty serious one. It wasn’t until college that I became interested…

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October 16, 2011

Intro When my daughter turned two and half years old, I took my family on our first backpacking trip to Yosemite carrying an eighty pound pack. Prior to this, I had taken a few backpacking trips when I was in college. However, after starting a career, getting married, buying a fixer up home, and starting a family, any dreams I…

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