Best Backpacking Cameras 2018

This post takes the BS & mystery out of finding the right camera. A camera that meets YOUR needs & YOUR budget. And you don't need an expensive camera to take superb backpacking photos. Some of the best lightweight backpacking cameras cost far less than you think. You might already own one! The best backpacking camera [...]

By | 2017-12-22T15:08:04+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Beginners, Camera - Photography, Gear List|112 Comments

10 hacks and accessories for better smartphone hiking photography

Many stunning outdoor photos are shot with smartphones. BUT most are no accident. The photographer used good basic techniques & inexpensive gear to get that great photo. The good news is that you too can do this with the 10 following hacks and accessories for better smartphone hiking photography. The Newest Smartphone Cameras Kick Ass! The [...]

By | 2017-12-20T00:20:31+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Camera - Photography, Skills|6 Comments

Light L16 Computational Camera – Hands on First Look

The Light L16 is one of the first “computational” cameras to hit the market. If it works it’s a game changer for high resolution and lightweight photography. Especially for hikers, backpackers, outdoor adventures, travelers or anybody that needs a light, pocketable camera that can produce a 52 megapixel image! And it has the promise of [...]

By | 2017-11-01T23:00:20+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Camera - Photography|6 Comments

Olympus OM-D EM-5 II Camera Review for backpacking & hiking

Superb zoom lenses & weather resistance set the Olympus OM-D EM-5 II apart as a great backpacking & hiking camera. With the EM-5 II you'll continue taking great pictures in tough environmental conditions that would shut down other cameras. [Picture above is the environmentally sealed Olympus OM-D EM-5 II and 12-40 f/2.8 PRO lens working in the rain-shadow of hurricane Matthew.] Note: This Olympus OM-D [...]

By | 2016-12-12T22:03:02+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Camera - Photography|5 Comments

5 Most Important Features for a Backpacking Camera

Alert! as a backpacker you are not well served by mainstream camera reviews like DPReview. That is, the 5 Most Important Features for a Backpacking Camera are quite different than those for a general use camera in mainstream reviews. Here are the major differences. CAMERA WEIGHT - In mainstream reviews, the weight of the camera with a sharp zoom [...]

By | 2017-12-20T00:16:40+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Camera - Photography, Skills|24 Comments

Lightweight Backpacking Camera Selection 101

This article addresses the selection of a lightweight backpacking camera and photo gear. In particular, you will understand the tradeoffs of camera size and weight vs. image quality. (Photo: A sudden opening in the clouds illuminates a lone tree and a small outcrop overlooking Loch Marie in Wester Ross.)

By | 2016-12-02T16:21:28+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Beginners, Camera - Photography|23 Comments

Utah Canyoneering 2009 – Ultralight Backpacking and Canyoneering

Down to the Canyons of Utah - Another year of the spiritual spaces and beauty of the canyons and mesa. With a focus on photography.

By | 2015-11-21T15:56:35+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Camera - Photography, Gear List, Trip Reports|0 Comments