Nov 252014
 
Harry Benz Camera Strap: The B Strap

Harry Benz B Strap Simple Solution for an age old problem  Toronto Canada   Start from scratch While most of the photography world wants to sell you on technology and features, Toronto based designer Harald Benz is taking a different approach.  He is ok with camera companies duking it out over high ISO performance and [more...]

Aug 042014
 
The Photographer's Pouch

The Photographer’s Pouch Designed by Will Kortum   Introduction As most of you know, I’m not too into gear.  In my mind, good design should be almost invisible.  One area where there is still plenty of room for improvement is the camera bag.  Will Kortum, a young photographer who took a workshop with me two [more...]

Apr 152014
 
Jaeger LeCoultre Geophysic at the Explorer's Club

Jaeger LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 A Special Guest The Explorer’s Club Introduction Last week, our friends at Jaeger LeCoultre (JLC) released a very special watch.  Maybe some of you have noticed the occasional watch post on my Instagram feed or a reposted link on Facebook.  Watches are a personal interest of mine and one that I [more...]

Mar 052013
 
Merz b.Schwanen

Merz B. Schwanen History Resurrected A quality t shirt is an essential  part of any wardrobe.  They  are a meditation of simplicity,  comfort, and durability.  In a  small factory in south western  Germany, the folks at Merz B. Schwanen strike a perfect balance between practical durability and luxurious comfort.    A Chance Encounter Last summer, [more...]

Nov 272012
 
Scott's Antarctic Expedition

Mare di Carta Maritime Bookshop Venice [ I T A L Y ] Discovery is one of the most rewarding aspects of travel.  Whether you find a local  wateringhole or a unique shop,  usually the best things any city has to offer are not  available for export.     Curators Matter Does everyone remember when [more...]

Aug 142012
 
WATERMARK

Venice Preparation Watermark | JOSEPH BRODSKY | The reflections of Nobel  Prize winning author Joseph Brodsky capture the mixture of emotions that any outsider  feels when they come to Venice. Caught between fascination and  alienation, Venice is a city that  continues to baffle us and seduce our senses.       Preparation for Venice My [more...]

Jun 292012
 
Polarizing Filters: A Must

How to Shoot All Day Between the hours of 11am and 4pm, the daylight is too harsh for good images.  The sun washes out color, produces patchy shadows and will wreck havoc on your histogram.  But a little landscape secret will keep you shooting all day long.   Sunlight: A blessing and a curse A [more...]

Feb 192012
 
Tête A Tête

E. H. Gombrich Making A Likeness What is the difference between a mug shot and a portrait? Capturing the likeness of a sitter is a skill which continues to captivate an audience. Even though a photograph is taken from reality, it does not  guarantee the portrait will ring the bells of recognition.  — What is [more...]