RESOURCES

Here are some helpful resources to continue learning while you're not in the field enjoying amazing adventures with Andrew...


 

Tips & Tricks

Keep checking the blog, as I plan to post my tips + tricks as often as possible.

Macro Trick - Andrew teaches a unique trick to help you get macro images when you don't have a macro lens.

Layering Landscapes - Add depth to your landscapes!

Panning- Andrew explains the technique of panning with a moving subject.

Planning a Road Trip / Intro - The first in Andrew's popular road trip planning series.

Planning a Road Trip / Destination - “One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.”

Planning a Road Trip / The Plan - How to approach your plan... Maps, books, shotlists, etc.

Planning a Road Trip / Equipped - “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”


 

Field Reviews

I recently started putting new equipment to the test in the field and writing reviews for the benefit of my followers.  These reviews are less technical, but designed to give you a good idea of how a piece will function out in the elements.

 

Canon 5D MK III - Andrew puts the new camera body to the test in Everglades National Park in Florida.

Canon 24 F/1.4L II - Andrew reviews the new 24/1.4 in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO.

Canon 500 F/4L IS II - What better place to test the new 500 f/4 from Canon than the wildlife abundant Rocky Mountain National Park, CO?

Canon 17-40 F/4L - Canon's ultra wide zoom lens, reviewed in the field.


 

Technical Reviews

Ken Rockwell is world-renowned for his technical photography equipment reviews.  I frequently rely on the great info he puts out there before I buy.

Canon 1D X - sets the color of article meta information like tags, dates, author etc.

Canon 6D - controls the amount of space between each blog post in list view.

Canon 5D MK III - determines the width of the sidebar when displayed in a blog. 

Canon 14mm f/2.8 L II  - controls the position / display of the sidebar within a blog.

Canon 16-35mm f/4 L IS - The highly anticipated new ultra wide zoom lens from Canon!

Canon 200-400mm f/4 L IS - shows category links at the top of blog pages.


 

Inspiration

I want to be inspired.  And I want you to be inspired too... so I hope this helps!

Hurry Up And Wait - On patience and perseverance in nature photography.

Daring To Begin - What's the first step to success?  

Into The Winds - An exciting proposition.

Get Out There! - The title speaks for itself, does't it?  A good reminder to us all though.

A New Day Dawns - Ringing in the new year with a healthy dose of hope.

From Every Angle - How creative do you get with your subjects?

Big Bend // R+R - Rest and relax in Big Bend National Park!

Everglades // Non-Traditional Fall Color - Autumn; an interesting time of year in South Florida.

Florida Flora - So many amazing plants to explore in the Everglades...

A Primal Fea - Snakes and the many reasons to love them.

Big Bend // Revisite - Get a taste for this amazing place!

Big Bend // Revisited Part 2 - More of the Big Bend.

Brazos Bend | Where The Wild Things Ar - One of Texas' best kept State Park secrets... well, I think the cat's out of the bag!

The Many Faces Of The Tetons - Grand Teton National Park can present many faces to it's viewers... here are a few I have witnessed.

Appalachia | Deep Greens And Blue - An appalachian adventure a few summers ago.


 

Books + Maps

These books and maps will help you along your photographic journey, I promise!

The Negative Ansel Adams - In my opinion, the single most important photography book.  Ever.

Mountain Light Galen Rowell - In search of the dynamic landscape!

The Big Bend Guide - A practical, compact, generally well-written and entertaining package of advice.

Hiking Big Bend Laurence Parent - The comprehensive guide to hiking Big Bend.

Nat Geo Big Bend NP Map - The best map for Big Bend National Park.  You will receive this in your welcome packet when you sign up for any Big Bend workshop!

The Photographer's Guide to the Everglades - A wonderful guide to some well known and lesser known spots in and around glades country. 

Naturalist's Big Bend - A fantastic guide to the flora and fauna of Big Bend.

Hiking Wyoming's Wind River Range - The best trail guide to the hundreds of miles of hiker's paradise in the Winds.

Big Bend Pictures James Evans - One of my favorite photographers, and great friends, James Evans.

The National Parks Ian Shive - A wonderful picture book of the best National Parks America has to offer.

Nat Geo Grand Teton NP Map - The best map for Grand Teton National Park.  You will receive this in your welcome packet when you sign up for any Grand Teton workshop!

Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography - Speaks for itself!


 

Equipment

Some of my favorite equipment. Click the links for more info and great prices.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III - The best camera body out there for the money... by far.

Canon EOS-1D X - The best camera body out there, if money is not an option.

Canon EOS 6D - A really great, economical option for the newest technology Canon has to offer.

Singh Ray Graduated Neutral Density Filters - These graduated (and reverse) have revolutionized the way I shoot landscapes!  I will show you how in my workshops.

Singh Ray Vari-N-Trio - A great variable neutral density filter with polarizer and color enhancing ability.

Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - This is my new favorite tripod head.  It is sturdy, fast, and precise. 

Gitzo GT1542T Carbon Fiber Tripod - A super light and sturdy tripod that's great for nature shooters.

Lowepro S&F Filter Pouch - This pouch allows you to attach all of your filters right to your tripod for say access.

Canon 600EX-RT - The best speed light on the market.

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L - A fantastic and economical super-wide lens, great for landscapes.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - The best wide to mid-range lens on the market.  Great for landscapes, close ups, and portraits.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II - The best telephoto zoom lens! In conjunction with the 2X III, it is a relatively light weight lens for the focal length, and the highest quality.

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens - enable a simple stacked view of events in the list view.

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II - Lighter than the original, this lens is a behemoth, but amazingly sharp and quick.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x - A fantastic, lightweight super telephoto.

Canon EF 2.0X III - This teleconverter makes a 200mm a 400, and you only lose two stops.  It is very sharp, and a light weight option for nature photographers.