Paddling Magazine Feature

I don’t always get to share published work but this quick piece about kayaking with grizzly bears, from a kayaking magazine called Paddling Magazine, is available to read online in their digital edition.

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Gear Check: Pelican Storm Cases for Kayaking

Since buying my new kayak last month I’ve been testing various methods to safely carry camera gear on my trips. First I tried using a waterproof deck bag strapped to the webbing in front of the cockpit. This worked ok on flat water such as lakes, but it proved cumbersome to deal with in less...

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Peak Design Travel Backpack Launched

Peak Design are expanding their lineup of photography bags with the addition of the Travel Backpack 45L. This bag is actually adjustable in volume from 30-45L to accommodate a variety of airline regulations, and the interior of the bag is customizable with three different sizes of Photo Cubes to...

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LifeStraw Flex Water Filter Review

The LifeStraw Flex is a highly portable water filter that that can be used in a variety of different ways to remote bacteria, parasites, microplastics and particulates from any water source. Since I’m often outdoors, clean water is always a consideration so I put this new offering from LifeStraw to the test.

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Behind The Shot: Yukon Ice Cave

On a recent trip to the Yukon I captured this photo of a gigantic ice cave that exists year round near Haines Junction. Local photographer Matt Jacques and I set off on this little adventure, expecting a relatively easy hike, but mother nature had other plans! The trail gradient was relatively...

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Canon 1D X Mark II – A High ISO King!

Regular readers will know that these days my camera of choice is the Canon 5D Mark IV because I love its versatility. It’s not as fast as the 1-Series cameras, and not as high resolution as the 5DS R series, but balance of these things makes it a great option for someone that shoots a very...

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Wow! Coolest Way to Store Photos?!

I had to post a couple of photos of this! The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD. I actually wrote about it a while back when it was first announced, but I just got my hands on one today and it was even smaller than I though it would be! It comes in 256GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB variations at the moment,...

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Think Tank Change Up – Review + Photos

The Think Tank Change Up V2 is an interesting camera bag that straddles the line between the brand’s many shoulder bags, and their extremely popular modular belt pack series that  is used by so many event photographers. The Change Up is primarily a belt pack that’s capable of carrying a camera and...

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Gear Check: Canon Drop-In Polarizer

Circular polarizing filters are used for cutting down reflected light from water, wet surfaces, foliage and the sky. Most avid photographers are at least aware of their regular usage in landscape photography, and smart ones have one in their bag because it can totally transform an image when used...

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