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How to Create Sharp Photos for Instagram or Facebook

Taking the Shot High enough shutter speed? E.G. 1/1000 instead of 1/125 to remove motion blur. If you have to use a slow shutter speed, are you using image stabilization or a tripod? If you are using a tripod are … Continue reading

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Automation and Gaming of Instagram

NOTE: If you are reading this in May 2017, this was written in January 2017. I now have a decent crew of folks to shoot with, and am not using any marketing on my account anymore. Instagram punishes users for … Continue reading

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Crowd Sourced Travel with Letskedaddle

On Black Friday, instead of shopping, I decided to #OptOutside along with REI and Letskedaddle. I didn’t buy anything that day and instead decided to enjoy the great outdoors with like-minded folks at Point Reyes National Seashore. What is Letskedaddle? … Continue reading

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Day Tripping to Yosemite

One of the most rewarding day trips from the San Francisco Bay Area is a 4 hour drive to Yosemite National Park. This year I’ve only done one day trip to Yosemite. It was on my way back from Death … Continue reading

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A Review of the Mamot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag

I felt a bit apprehensive before purchasing the Plasma 30 bag. It’s purpose seemed really narrow: Hikes where the temperature might be in the upper 60s and where the nights could plunge to around freezing, an alpine bag for early … Continue reading

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Backcountry Camping at Crater Lake National Park

Backcountry camping affords the flexibility, freedom and solitude that is often lacking with car camping or just camping at a designated campsite. This weekend, I got to enjoy backcountry camping with a friend at Crater Lake National Park. First, you … Continue reading

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How to Get Lots Done in Life and Photography: Vincent Trinh

I interviewed Vincent Trinh, the director of photography for Hyphen magazine. He also works with the Asian American Donor Program which helps find donors for patients in need. Season 1, Episode 3, Vincent Trinh gets lots done.

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Converting a 55 degree sleeping bag to a 35 degree bag

When I went to Yosemite this winter, I got to use a variety of gear. The experiment that made me the happiest was when I converted a 55 degree sleeping bag to a 35 degree bag. I did this by … Continue reading

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Staying Warm in Below Freezing Weather

I camped in Yosemite overnight for New Year’s Eve in below freezing weather. In this podcast, I share tips and tricks for overcoming the freezing cold. Season 01, Episode 02, Dressing for the Cold I mention these great clothing companies: … Continue reading

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Controlling Appetite and Hiking Lots for Photography

In this podcast, I share tips and tricks for controlling your appetite so you can shoot all day. Season 01, Episode 01

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