Landscape and nature photographers often talk about being in wonder and awe of nature, and of being humbled by the beauty, power, and majestic qualities of the natural world.
The term “humility” comes from the Latin word “humilitas”, a noun related to the adjective “humilis”, which may be translated as “humble”, but also as “grounded”, “from the earth”, or “low”, since it derives in turns from humus (earth).
I’ve read too many lists online of “traveling photographer tips” that don’t actually appear to be written by actual photographers. Some things work in the real world, others simply do not. Here’s some collected tips shaped from 7 years of travel experience on the road. I don’t think you’ll find most of these anywhere else.
Gear:30 today! The Honl Photo Color Effects Filter Gel Kit, add artistic and theatrical color to your images, whether lighting your subject or a background.
Gear:30! We have the Hoodman Compact Collapsible Hoodloupe 3.2! A must-have! Glare-free, accurate LCD viewing in a collapsible form, saving space in your bag.
When Danny Lenihan CEO of 3 Legged Thing, comes into our town, we can’t help but make a informational video for the world to see. In this video we break down the X1.1 Brian and show just how versatile this tripod really is. You can’t take life too seriously.
The trouble with travel tripods is that once they fold up really small, they don’t do very much. They certainly don’t hold very much, until now, that is. Most travel tripods from 1.3 to 1.5 meters tall, so wouldn’t it be nice, just for once, to have a travel tripod that went over two meters? That’s right, seven feet! I know that you’re thinking. “What kind of idiot wants a travel tripod that’s over seven feet with anything more than a compact camera on it?” We cannot think of everything.
So, if you can’t run it at seven feet with anything more than a compact camera on it, what’s the point? Modeling can be hard, but not when you’re working with a pro. Oh, work it Troy! Oh, that’s good! Oh, I’m loving it. I’m loving it. Oh, that’s beautiful. Yeah, work it Troy. Oh you’re gorgeous.
Like most travel tripods nowadays, it comes with a detachable monopod. Wouldn’t it be nice, on occasion, if you were able to go to a second camera without having to put it down on the floor? Wait, I need to get closer. The trouble with very tall tripods is that they come with their limitations. I mean, what’s the use of having a seven-foot tripod if you have to be five inches off the ground? Is that even possible? Let’s be honest, size does matter. I mean, some guys can only dream of five inches.
Macro photography is my passion. Being able to get down to five inches really helps me to photograph my favorite subject, wild life. Work it Troy. Oh, you’re a beautiful subject. I’ve never seen such gorgeous navel now. Give us a gobble. Gobble, gobble. I love it.
A 3 Legged Thing, X 1.1 Brian, winner of the innovative image project of the year 2013, the world’s most capable and functional travel tripod. Isn’t it time your tripod made more sense?
Gear:30 tonight! The Westcott Deflector Plate! A must-have for every Rapid Box owner. Change the output of the light by installing this lightweight, all-metal highly reflective plate and create a large, stunning Beauty Dish.
Gear:30! We have the Tripod Tote Universal Tripod Shelf from Essential Photo Gear. The Tripod Tote attaches to the legs of any tripod and holds teleconverters, flashes, batteries, clamps, reflectors and more, all nestled in a strong, fleece lined triangular shelf. Also great for adding weight to your tripod for extra stability.
You know how much we love a good timelapse! Arizona-based photographer Mike Olbinski has been visiting the Central Plains of Texas for almost four years now in search of the perfect rotating supercell. A long-held goal of his, capturing one of these structures that look like massive, awe-inspiring “alien spacecraft” had always eluded him. That is, until his most recent trip.
Back to our normal programming… Gear:30 today, we have the Tenba Messenger Wrap which provides portable protection for any valuable equipment that requires an extra layer of padding. The 16-inch Messenger Wrap is a perfect camera wrap for all sizes of camera bodies including pro bodies, as well as zoom lenses up to 70-200mm f/2.8.