Entries by Kenton Krueger

F-Stop Modularity

In an October blog post we highlighted F-Stop camera packs as being superior for adventure photographers like us. In this post we’ll take a closer look at the Internal Camera Units (ICUs) that are an essential part of an F-Stop camera pack setup. The ICU is the heavy duty foam padded case that keeps camera […]

Our 2018 Holiday Wish List for Wildlife Images

Like it or not, by this time in December the holiday season is in full force. This is a time for giving, and of goodwill and reflection about the year that soon will come to a close. It is also a time for parties, family functions, presents, wrapping paper and everything else that goes with […]

Why Backcountry Journeys?

You have options when searching for the perfect adventure photography tour. Run a simple internet search for “landscape and/or wildlife photography tours” and you’ll certainly be provided a lengthy list of tour companies willing and able to book you on a tour. In fact, there are probably more options to sort through than you’d ever […]

Bald Eagles of Alaska

Have you ever witnessed a bald eagle, as it soars across a deep azure Alaskan sky, snatch a fish directly out of the talons of an osprey in mid-air? If you were to join Backcountry Journeys Bald Eagles of Alaska Tour, you might see just that. Rather than doing their own fishing, bald eagles often […]

Yellowstone in Winter; a Call to the Wild

“Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and as often as he heard this call, mysteriously thrilling and luring, he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire and the beaten earth around it, and to plunge into the forest, and on and on, he knew not where or why; nor did he […]

Understanding the Exposure Triangle

A lot goes into creating a quality image. It’s more than simply having an expensive camera. There are particular skills and techniques that can help a photographer get the most out of his/her camera. We thought a discussion on the exposure triangle would be a useful exercise for this blog, as it is arguably one […]

Take Better Panoramas

Everyone loves playing with the panorama function on their iPhone, right? It takes cool pics. And there is a lot of fun to be had messing with that particular setting. If you’re reading this blog, however, we’re guessing that you’re probably a bit more of an advanced photographer than someone who’s going to be completely […]

Canyons of Utah: Arches & Canyonlands

One day it was there. The next, it wasn’t. For millions of years Wall Arch stood brilliantly above the desert landscape in what is now Arches National Park. Then, following a crash that sounded to those who audibly witnessed it on the night of Aug 4, 2008, the sandstone arch was gone forever. Every arch, […]

F-Stop Camera Packs

There are so many things to consider when getting serious about landscape and wildlife adventure photography. What camera is body is going to be good enough for me? Which lenses do I buy first, second, third and so on? Certainly, I’ll need a decent tripod? Can’t forget a series of filters. The list could last […]

The Auroral Oval – What is it?

Hang onto your hats people, we’re going to get a little scientific for a minute in an effort to take a closer look at one of our favorite sky events, the Aurora Borealis. We’re all more than likely familiar with the Aurora. We’ve seen countless images while craving an opportunity to make some of our […]

Lavelle’s Bistro in Fairbanks, Alaska

You know how the saying goes, “When in Fairbanks?” Wait.. That’s not actually the saying, is it? Its “When in Rome,” isn’t it? Oh, well. For our purposes here we’re going with “When in Fairbanks.” And when in Fairbanks, Alaska, eat at Lavelle’s! Fifteen years has passed since Kathy Lavelle and Frank Eagle founded Lavelle’s […]

Fall in Yosemite National Park

I’m going to steal a line here, but do you know the feeling that comes from finally seeing a place that you’ve only seen prior in postcards? Yosemite is that type of place, if you’ve never been. A place where the geology figuratively slaps you in the face as granite features such as Half Dome […]