I Achieved One of My Dreams: Red Bull Illume Finalist

The Red Bull Illume photo contest is one of the biggest photo contests in the world, and amongst action and adventure sports photographers, nothing tops its prestige. With the might of Red Bull’s media power, this contest gets far more global exposure in mainstream media than any other photography contest.  When I first started to shoot a lot of action sports at the beginning of my career, it was always a dream of mine to be selected as a finalist in this contest because those images are taken on a world tour to be exhibited in several major cities. The contest takes …

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Packing For a Photography trip to Cambodia

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.