Author: Dan Carr

10 Useful Ways For Photographers & Creative Professionals To Use Evernote

Organization For Photographers & Creatives Organization is a key element to running a successful business and in an increasingly digital world, running a paperless office is now a real possibility and also highly beneficial for photographers and other creative professionals.  Evernote is a free service  that allows you to store your information and data in a central cloud and then access it from any of your devices, or simply through a regular internet browser.  Entrepreneurs and businesses all around the world have embraced the service as a one stop, always accessible repository for their important information and data. It...

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Red Bull Illume Finalist – 2013

The Red Bull Illume photo contest is the biggest contest in the action and adventure sports world and possibly one of the biggest photo contests in the world.  Certainly with the might of Red Bull’s media power this contest gets far more global exposure in mainstream media than any other photography contest, there’s no doubt in my mind about that.  Since starting to shoot a lot of sports a few years back it was always a dream of mine to be selected as a finalist in this contest because the finalist’s images are taken on a world wide exhibition...

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Packing For Cambodia, Hong Kong and Bangkok

Every trip and destination has its own specific requirements in terms of camera and personal gear. On this particular trip I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling around once I get to my destination. I’ll be using trains, Tuk Tuks, speedboats and 4×4 jeeps among other things so it’s imperative that I pack lightly so my luggage doesn’t adversely affect the trip. My goal with this trip was to pack just one carry on bag with all my camera and computer gear, and one checked bag with support gear and clothing. For the checked bag I chose the awesome Arcteryx Covert case which works very well for this style of trip since it’s rugged but also keeps a low profile. I don’t want anyone to take a second look at my bags and start wondering what’s in them. It has stow-able shoulder straps if you have to pack it on your back short distances and it has handles on nearly every side for slinging it around in and out of buses, jeeps and boats.

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Mindshift Rotation 180 Top Pocket

  First up, if you haven’t read the full review of the Rotation 180 Professional, you might want to start here. The Top Pocket accessory is designed exclusively for the Mindshift Rotation 180 Professional.  It will not fit on the Rotation 180 Panorama backpack.  The Top Pocket is included in the bundle if you purchase the Rotation 180 Professional ‘Deluxe’ edition for $499.  Otherwise it’s available separately for $32.99. Adding the top pocket to your R180 Pro gives you two additional stash pockets and also a way to secure more gear to the top of your bag.  As you...

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Increasing Engagement With Facebook Photos – Post Multiple Images

Facebook has become an integral part of many creative businesses’ marketing strategies and central to many of these plans is spreading the word about how awesome your photography is by sharing images.  Since Google+ was launched and was such a hit with photo types (join more than 1 million other people and ‘circle’ me here), Facebook has been trying to smarten up they way they work with images in your news feed.  One of the changes they have made this year is in the way they display your post when you have just uploaded multiple images, or a new...

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Canon 6D Review Coming Soon

Our Canon 6D review is coming soon. We’ve just taken delivery of a 6D for testing and I have a super exciting trip next week to Cambodia.  This will give me a fantastic chance to put it to the test as a travel photography camera. We will also be publishing a guide book on how to get the most out of this wonderful full frame Canon DSLR.  I took the camera out last night to try and catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.  Unfortunately the clouds obscured most of the green colors in the sky...

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Mindshift Panorama Padded Insert Review

Mindshift make a couple of different padded inserts for their photography backpacks and this one is for the Mindshift Rotation 180 Panorama backpack.  If you are looking for the padded insert for the Mindshift Rotation 180 Professional, you can view a full review here or see it on Mindshift’s website here. The Panorama back pack doesn’t have back panel access to the interior of the bag like the Rotation 180 Professional  does so the accompanying padded insert also only opens at the top.  It opens nice and wide though so you can very easily retrieve your gear from inside...

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