Peak Design Launches Innovative New Travel Tipod

Peak Design have launched a new travel tripod on Kickstarter and based on their past successes with the crowd funding platform, it should come as no surprise that they blew past the $2million funding mark in a single day. Smashing their $500,000 goal with 57 days still to go. “During my travels in 2008 I began wondering why on Earth my tripod was so big. The thing was full of negative space and knobs, and I felt like something designed for portability could do much better,” Peak Design CEO, Peter Dering. During the campaign the new Peak Design Travel Tripod will be …

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Ice Climbing Photography in the Greenland Ice Cap with Christian Pondella and Red Bull

Christian Pondella is one of the world’s leading extreme sports photographers, and much of his work sees him travelling the world with Red Bull’s top athletes. On a recent ice climbing trip to Greenland with Will Gadd, they produced a great video that gives you an insight into the both the photographic and athletic skills required to do this kind of work. If the video has you hungry for more, Christian shares a few more details on the Red Bull website. A few years ago we had a chat to Christian to find out what kind of gear he carries …

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How to Set up Your Canon Camera for an Aquatech Underwater Housing

When the Canon 5D Mark IV came out I wanted to buy an underwater housing for it so I could begin to experiment with some new types of photography. I went with an Aquatech Elite housing, and I’m guessing you did too if you’ve ended up on this page, or at least you’re thinking about it. This isn’t going to be a review of the product in any way, it’s simply a quick guide to getting it all set up. At the time of writing this, the Canon 5D Mark IV is the current model, but I’m pretty sure there …

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Creating the Ultimate Camera Tether for Climbing and Aerial Photography

I recently began to learn how to climb with the intention of using those new skills to capture some interesting imagery for my portfolio. Learning how to climb isn’t something that can be done overnight, but I’m gradually finding the time to get out into the mountains to practice. My climbing skills and my rope skills are improving every month, and I’m beginning to figure out the necessary systems to rappel into previously inaccessible places, and ascend and descend ropes to put me into positions for capturing the images I’m after. While I was trying to figure out how to …

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Surf Photography Q&A With Jussi Grznar

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Jussi Grznar is a Canada-based action sports photographer who specializes in snowboarding and, more recently, surfing.  After a recent trip of his to Tahiti, I noticed some amazing images coming across his Instagram feed so I took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his recent surf photography.

Q:: This summer you spent some time in Tahiti, can you tell us a little bit about this trip and how it all came together?  You went down there with some other photographers didn’t you?

A:: Tahiti was on my bucket list ever since I saw an underwater shot on a billboard, on the side of the road in Europe 15 years ago. I always wanted to go there but at the right time, with the right people, you know what I mean? When one of my best friends, professional surfer Blake Thornton, quit competitive surfing and started to focus more on free surf, I pitched him the idea of going to French Polynesia. He has been there few times for Billabong Pro Tahiti and has it dialed there. Blake knew where to stay, knew the best boat drivers etc., it was a no brainer. We teamed up with cinematographer Matt Gilsenan and surf photographer Mark (Sticks) Croker and were good to go.

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