Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Government Center Exhibit

The month of February and March I will be showing at the Santa Cruz County Government Center. There will be a reception from 5pm-7pm on Friday February 2nd with snacks and beverages. If you are in the area please stop by.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Costa Rica Photographs Uploaded

I just completed uploading the 2005 Costa Rica expedition photographs to the Image Collection. Next I will be uploading the Yellowstone 2004 and our latest Yellowstone Winter 2006 expedition. If you want to see this show in person and are in the California Bay area, Yellowstone Winter will be showing all February and March 2007 at the Santa Cruz Government Center. View our events page for more details.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Review: The Life of Mammals Nature Documentary

Recently I watched the four disk DVD series The Life of Mammals and I was very impressed by it’s quality, presentation and material. This has got to be the best nature documentary every produced. I it is that good. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it you rent it from NetFlix or buy it. The cinema photography is simply stunning and the moments they capture of the animals is amazing.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Website Overhaul

The website has been given a complete facelift and overhaul. More is on the way in the coming months and I will continue to update the main image and the image collection but a lot has changed so take a look around.

Since I have been asked many times at shows and through this website how I create my images I will be adding information and articles to give you insight into my process, equipment and technique for creating photos. So stay tuned and keep checking back here for more information.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Review: Canon Gadget Bag 10EG

Canon Deluxe Gadget Bag 10EG

I have been using this bag a lot lately. I can store one body, and 2-3 lenses in it. I know the literature states 2 SLR bodies and 5-8 lenses so they must be referring to the Rebel or 40D and 50mm or similar sized lenses. I typically carry the 5D with battery grip or 1D Mark II, 24-105mm f4.0 IS, 17-40mm and either the 100mm macro or 135mm F2.0. I can carry a larger lens such as the 70-200mm f2.8 and the 24-70 f2.8 but it the 70-200 can't be on the camera and it makes things a bit awkward. With three lenses typically I can't fit the camera in the bag with a lens on the body. I can put a Canon 580EX flash in the front pouch, a bunch of batteries and memory cards in one side pouch, and filters and other things in the other side pouch.

The exterior material is a nice high quality water repellent nylon and the interior is fully padded with a few Velcro dividers to arrange your equipment how you like. The shoulder strap is comfortable for a quite a long time. I don't personally have any need for the tripod holder since I'd prefer to just carry it in one hand but for some this might be a nice feature. I find the built-in waist belt not useful and it cannot be removed but at least there is a place to tuck the strap in out of the way.

Overall I say this bag is excellent value. I found it for $53.95 at Amazon which is lower than many of the other online stores I use.