Sorry about the blog disappearing, there were some hiccups. I’m in the process of recovering all of my previous posts and I have lots of content going forward.
This little slice of the web is for me to share my photographic journey while searching for THE travel camera. I’m a gear junkie, so the chance to endlessly tinker with cool new toys will be tough – ha, ha – but its a sacrifice I’m willing to make. My wife and I plan to see and experience everything we can on all seven continents. Yes that means Antarctica. We want to share our experiences with family, friends and anyone else that happens to click on this blog. I shoot photos and video, so they’re equally important. I’m searching for a light camera that shoots both really well.
For me the days of lugging a giant camera and 15 pounds of lenses on a plane are over. I used a Canon G10 when my wife and I traveled to South America and it was nice being able to capture what I wanted without being weighed down by a big camera bag. My banner image of Macchu Picchu was taken with the lowly G10 as well. I never want to be “photo tourist guy” again, you know – the guy with the big photo backpack, tripod and a giant zoom on a DSLR clogging up busy sidewalks or skinny paths through historical landmarks. There was this guy in Vegas once, trying to shoot the Venetian on a small stretch of sidewalk when it was absolutely packed, and it just made me think there has to be a better way. Never again.
The big camera will primarily be used for jobs, with the small cameras serving as backups. Modern imaging sensors are capable of producing amazing results in a very small package. I have my sights set on a few different systems including Fuji X, Sony Nex and the top micro 4/3rds cameras. Check back or subscribe for updates as its a work in progress right now, but I’m shooting (get it, ha, ha … ok lame) for new content a few times a week. If anyone has any gear or travel suggestions, please let me know.