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Comment by Maureen Blevins on March 22, 2012 at 9:25am

 Yet another contest that places no value on the photographers work.  This one from Intrepid...While the photographer retains the copyright of all images submitted as competition entries, Intrepid Travel and our Intrepid Photography Competition partners reserve the right to unlimited use of the photos for company brochures, promotion and advertising.           

Comment by wild odyssey safaris on March 21, 2012 at 1:25pm


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Comment by Tripatini on January 31, 2012 at 3:52pm

Anyone care to offer advice on photo equipment to a fellow Tripatini member headed to the Galapagos?  If so, please reply at this link to our Ask A Travel Pro forum. Thanks!!

Comment by Bruce Murray on January 28, 2012 at 2:41am

I've been doing posts on my What's New In Photography Facebook page with items I saw at the Consumer Electronics Show CES / Photo Marketing Association PMA show in Las Vegas.  Check them out:

Comment by Ed Wetschler on January 26, 2012 at 9:39am
Comment by Jacquie Whitt on January 7, 2012 at 7:20pm

Thanks Martin.  I have both the small and the chunky gorilla.  And they are great for travel. 

Thanks for the tips on what to look for in a tripod.

Comment by Martin on January 7, 2012 at 6:41pm

hahahaha I hope the info all helps. ;-) 

It can be a very daunting thing purchasing equipment. I often give advise in one of my businesses where I teach photography.

* Two things things everyone should know about tripods. (if you are going to buy a large tripod)

1. You want your camera to come up to your eye level (if you can)

2. Try not to use tripods that you need to wind up the centre stem because if you have to wind that means you will have little gears and gears break.

For the very small tripods checkout the brand name Gorilla. I do not think they will hold DSLR cameras though.

Comment by Jacquie Whitt on January 7, 2012 at 6:29pm

Thanks Martin.  I got an education in tripods! 

Comment by Martin on January 7, 2012 at 6:10pm

Hi Jacquie

I've been an international travel photographer/photojournalist for 19 years so I have some knowledge in this.

The basic rule with tripods is it will depend on the weight of lenses you are going to use.

You will tend to find that shooting interiors you would use smaller lenses and for outdoor/some landscapes/sport/wild life you will use bigger lenses.

I use manfrotto 055 ART my last one lasted 18 years but I broke it last year and got the same tripod to replace it.

Ed is right you can improvise when your in a pinch BUT one can "never" make do properly. If you need a tripod and you don't have one or you don't have a good one then your images will suffer.

Check carbon fiber tripods they tend to be a little expensive but they are lighter and very strong.

Last thing to consider is the head you get on the tripod. If you are using heaver equipment then you will also need a heavy duty head. My tripods total weight it 5kg. It's a nightmare for a travel photographer but I need strength for the work I do.

You can also use a high ISO to off set no tripod but this is more of a band aid fix, for the quality of your images you should use a low ISO where you can.

I hope this gives you some things to think about.

Regards Martin

Comment by Bruce Murray on January 7, 2012 at 2:09pm

I will be in Vegas next week at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES, covering it for my Facebook page WHATS NEW IN PHOTOGRAPHY.  If any of you will be in Vegas next week let me know we can grab a bite to eat.




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