Taylor balances in a handstand by Riverbend Ponds at Sunset.

The Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony

If you’ve been following my work over the years you’ll know I’ve been playing around with high speed flash sync for quite a while. I first posted about it back in 2009 and with my Nikon cameras and pocket wizards it was a fairly easy thing to do. This year however I switched 100% to Sony for my digital work, and high speed sync with my Nikon Pocket Wizard TT5’s just wasn’t going to work. I played around with my A7rii as soon as I got it 2 years ago, and it didn’t take long to figure out that my way…

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…