Entries by Matt Meisenheimer

Trip Report: Yosemite In Winter I – February 2019

Yosemite National Park is the gem of the Sierra Nevada. It is a spectacular national park filled with granite monoliths, glacial valleys, raging waterfalls, and bending rivers. Outside of natural beauty, the park is home to a great history of conservationism and photography. It was within the granite walls of today’s Yosemite where Galen Clark […]

Top Reasons to Visit Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

When it comes to landscape photography, I consider the two best areas in the country to be the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest. Both areas offer spectacular sights, but what makes them special is the diversity in landscapes that they offer. In the future, expect some Backcountry Journeys workshops to the Pacific Northwest, but as […]

Top Lenses for Wildlife Photography

Lens choice for wildlife photography is so important, it isn’t everything, but it’s a lot. Composition, knowledge of settings, and the actual camera body weigh heavily in the equation as well, but today we are discussing the lens choices available to wildlife photographers of all skill levels. The chase for the sharpest photos and longest […]

News: Nikon & Canon Mirrorless Update

It has been about five months since Nikon and Canon announced, and subsequently released, their new mirrorless lines. Overall, both manufacturers produced extremely good mirrorless cameras and things should only get better moving forward. Of course, each camera has received some critical feedback and each has room for improvements. However, there’s no denying all released […]

Top Laptops of 2018 for Photo Editing

Most of us love travel, and most of us love photography (hopefully!). Merging those two passions together means a lot of time on the road and a lot of time living out of a suitcase. We can’t lug our all-powerful, heavy duty desktops with beautiful monitors around all the time so we turn to the […]

Loupedeck +: A Unique Accessory for Post-Processing

There are many photography accessories out there that could be considered essential to our craft. These might be a tripod, a camera case or pack, filters, remotes…the list could go on forever. However, every now and then an accessory comes along that was not expected. That same accessory might just happen to solve a problem […]

Drone Photography: Top Drones of 2019

Drones have recently become extremely popular among photographers of all types. And for good reason, they are simple and fun to fly, they add a new element to your photography, and they offer a totally unique perspective. They are also relatively inexpensive for what they offer, which is basically a high quality camera and aerial […]

The “World’s First” Titanium Tripod System

In a recent blog post I discussed tripods, additionally listing potential models to consider. The topic is coming back to the forefront, though, because a new company is making serious waves on Kickstarter that are necessitating additional discussion. Colorado-based tripod company, ‘Colorado Tripod Company’ (clever, eh?), is introducing what they claim to be ‘the world’s […]

Photo Editing Monitors – How to choose?

A Guide to Monitors for Photography Whether you’re a professional photographer, an avid hobbyist, or just a beginner, a quality monitor is a crucial part of your photography setup. All of us love being the field and experiencing the challenges of getting shot. We love finding that perfect composition, we love enduring the conditions to […]

Holiday Buying Guide – Camera Bodies

The holiday season is in full swing and there’s no time better to upgrade your gear, whether it be a camera or lens. There’s also not a better time to be in the market for new gear. Camera technology has taken a huge step forward in the last few years, which gives us consumers access […]

Top 5 Filters for Landscape Photography

Filters used to be an accessory that every photographer owned, regardless of genre and style. But the digital age rushed onto the scene rendering many filters obsolete, mainly due to the fact that many desired filter effects have become easily replicated in digital processing applications like Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. However, filters that produce […]

Choosing a Tripod – What’s Best for You?

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from my time in the field, it’s that you can’t underestimate the importance of a high quality tripod setup. I often see people who invest a lot of money into their camera setup (camera, lenses, filters, etc), but scrimp when it comes to a tripod. I have lost […]