Photography

Learn about the art of digital photography and the equipment that makes it possible.

Contour HD versus GoPro Hero 2

Wearable video cameras have revolutionized outdoor and extreme sports media coverage over the past several years, driven by two dominant players in the emerging field of live action sports cinematography. We take an inside look at at the two leading cameras, breaking down the greatest advantages and limitations of each.

Armored Transport: Think Tank Photo Camera Bags

Think Tank Photo offers a smart tandem of camera bags for the traveling photographer: the cavernous StreetWalker HardDrive camera backpack for the long-hauls, and the fast, purpose specific Sling-O-Matic 20 sling bag for day trips.

Japanese Tsunami Aftermath on Midway Atoll

Tony Ernst describes how his trip to photograph the wildlife of Midway Atoll was interrupted by the March 2011 Pacific Tsunami. He relates his experience during the tsunami itself, and his participation in two days of rescue operations undertaken to help the wildlife affected in its aftermath.

Photographing the Bald Eagles of the Skagit River

Hundreds upon hundreds of majestic bald eagles converge on the Skagit River in Washington State each year. Wildlife Photographer, Tony Ernst, shares his methods in capturing the beauty and behavior of the soaring avian predators, as they voraciously feed on the spawning pacific salmon.

Photographing the Grizzly Bears of Katmai

Tony Ernst describes the techniques and equipment he used to photograph grizzly bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. From lens selection to proper waterproof clothing, Tony gives you the tips you’ll need to photograph these huge (and dangerous) animals in the wild.

Aerial Photography In The North Cascades

Tony describes a last-minute opportunity to capture some potentially great shots from high above the Cascade mountain range of Washington State. The Pacific Northwest offers many beautiful landscapes, but lighting and precipitation present common obstacles to obtaining that great shot. Tony describes the process behind getting a perfect shot of the fog lifting from the mountains.