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Tamrac ZipShot

As a photographer I’m always on the move with a heavy bag full of gear and I’m always looking for ways to lighten my load, especially at those times when weight is crucial like trips into the backcountry. I’ve found all sorts of ways to take a few pounds off here and there, but one thing I always end up needing is a small tripod/lightstand. I always take a tiny Ultrapod 1 with me which weighs only a few ounces and allows me to set a flash comfortably on the ground or strapped to a tree. It’s only drawback is…

The importance of good shoes…

When I’m working I always seem to forget about the non-camera related stuff and just take it all for granted. But the little details are only there because I’ve put the effort in at some point to make sure that I don’t have to worry about them. Take shoes for instance. When you’re going to hike up and down a reasonably treacherous mountain trail with a 30+ pound bag full of metal and glass on your back proper footwear is important. I’ve hiked 1000’s of feet in the past wearing only a pair of Teva’s with my snowboard boots strapped…