The Roving Photographer


A few thoughts on radio slaves

I’m still using the Yongnuo RF-602 radio slaves that I purchased back in mid-2011.  I was still shooting with Canon gear then, so the 602s have survived not only 4 years of service, but also the transition to m4:3, and all without so much as a hiccup.  I depend on them and they’ve never let […]

Kayak Updates

Kayak season is once again over; the leaves are down, the temperatures are down with them, and we’ve already had a dusting of snow.  Pretty soon the lakes will freeze over and I’ll be walking across them where only a few months before I was paddling. My ‘yaks are stored in the garage for the […]

The Goldilocks Dilemma

A couple of weeks back I caved and ordered a new photo bag. The problem was that my little Domke F-10 was just a little too small – perfect for one body and 1-2 extra lenses, but nothing more. And my canvas messenger bag and BBP insert was a little too big – great for […]

Photoshop CS6

I finally gave in and upgraded to Photoshop CS6. It’s been installed for about two weeks now and I’m slowly becoming more comfortable with it. It’s funny, since it’s essentially the same program, just updated and re-designed, but each time a I move up to a new version, I feel like I’m all thumbs for […]

Thoughts on a few photography books

I have always been a voracious reader of books – loved them as a kid and still do today.  Bookstores are some of my favorite places in the world – real bookstores, that is, which means the smaller, quainter ones that actually have character.  B&N, BAM, Borders, and the like do not count. Photography meshes […]

Review – Panasonic Leica 100-300mm

Pansonic’s 100-300mm telephoto was one of the first lenses I bought for my m4:3 system. It was the replacement to my venerable Canon 300L f/4 IS, which was a spectacular lens itself, albeit a very large, heavy lens to lug around. I had high hopes for the 100-300, as I’d seen a number of really […]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Portraiture

Alright, so after an embarassing couple of weeks filled with delays, we’re back on track to finally finish up this never-ending review series! So let’s talk portraiture. I saved this one until last for a few reasons, logistics being one of them. But also because portraiture has become one of my favorite kinds of photography […]

OM-D E-M5 Review Status

My review series of the Olympus E-M5 has gone somewhat off track these past couple of weeks, and for that I want to apologize. This is just a quick note to assure my readers that I haven’t dropped the ball on this project, nor am I quitting mid-stream. It’s just gotten side-tracked by a few […]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Wildlife

While portrait and commercial shooting is my professional niche, wildlife photography is my personal addiction. The challenge of finding critters, of learning their habits and behaviors, and then pulling it all together to make portraits of them in their wild environments is a rush. On a good day, at least. (On a bad day, when […]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Studio Work (static)

Although the majority of my personal work takes place outdoors, my professional ventures are split about 70/30, with the smaller portion taking place in an indoor studio setting, be it with models, products, stock, etc. Although I’m really dying to get a model in front of the E-M5, I’m taking this one step at a […]

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