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Southeast Asia–Cambodia Trip Report and December Photo Tour Announcement


Image by David Cardinal via Flickr

We’ve never had a disappointing photo trip to Cambodia or Myanmar (Burma) and once again both destinations delivered for us on our recent photo tour. Whether it was sunrise from a balloon over the plain of temples in Bagan or sunset on the Irrawaddy River while we visited with fishermen and their families at their seasonal camp on the river bank the trip was chock full of great experiences and unique photo opportunities. And even though tourism is rebounding throughout the region there were still plenty of chances to get early morning vistas of ancient Khmer temples all to ourselves…

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Turning a Landscape into a Portrait: When a Person Makes the Picture

IMG_0032This morning the five of us who were in Siem Reap early for my Cambodia and Burma photo safari decided to get a head start with a sunrise shoot at one of the royal reservoirs.

Creating A New Look For Old Bears

After eleven summers photographing Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears (also known as “Grizzly Bears”) I’ve come up with quite a few nice shots and tried a lot of different ideas for creating compelling portraits of them. So this year I decided to try something new to give some of my favorite mammals a new look…


Alaskan Brown Bear, Nikon D70 Lifepixel Infrared
Nikon 200-400mm f/4 lens.

Infrared Saves the Day (Again)

Even though I’ve had an Infrared converted D70 for over a year (converted for me by LifePixel, who I highly recommend) but I am still amazed by how differently some scenes appear in Infrared. In particular, the worse the light often the better the IR. This morning once again my IR camera saved a portion of my shoot…

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DPS 7-01: Infrared Adventures & Images, Lowepro Classified 250, NiMH Hybrids Pay off


Welcome to Volume 7 of DigitalPro Shooter, the newsletter. In our 8th year of publication we're as committed as ever to providing you with real world photo tips and news of interest to serious photographers--especially those using Nikon and Canon digital cameras. I'm quite excited today to be bringing you a follow up to the very popular article on Infrared photography I wrote for PC Magazine (you can find my previous Infrared article online). That article went through the basics of shooting digital infrared, but after spending a month in Southeast Asia with a converted D70 from LifePixel I have a lot more to share in terms of more advanced thoughts, tips and techniques for those who are serious about IR. I also road-tested the new Lowepro Classified 250AW and a set of new Eneloop hybrid rechargeable batteries so I'm happy to share my results with them as well.