Entries by Matt Meisenheimer

10 Landscape Photographers You Should be Following

One of the most important things you can do for the growth of your photography is to always be ambitious about learning new things. There isn’t a single photographer out there who don’t have room to grow his skill as a photographer or artist. I personally do this by digesting all the information I can. […]

New Lenses from Sony

Sony’s high-end mirrorless line has been wildly successful and they recently jumped Nikon for the #2 spot in market share for interchangeable lens cameras. They also have plans to invest more than $9 billion in camera sensors over the next few years. There is no question that Sony is turning into one of the biggest […]

Nikon Firmware Update for Z Series Cameras

Nikon released their second firmware update for their round of mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7. The update was released on May 16, 2019, and includes a number of updates, most notable is the addition of Eye-AF. Personally, there is still much more that needs to be addressed with the Z series, but thankfully, almost […]

What’s in My Camera Pack? Secrets from a Pro

Many of us spend a lot of time traveling and visiting beautiful places around the world. It is essential that we pack light, but at the same time, ensure that we have all the accessories needed for every possible scenario. Obviously, a camera, some lenses, and a tripod should always come along on any photo […]

New Trip: Coastal Oregon & California’s Redwoods

Backcountry Journeys is excited to announce a new spring workshop to the Pacific Northwest. Beginning May 2020, we’ll be offering a lodge-based, hiker photo tour set to explore Coastal Oregon & California Redwoods. This will be one of our first workshops offered in the Pacific Northwest and it is sure to be an excellent trip […]

Adobe Creative Cloud May Update

Adobe has been in the news quite a bit the past month. We already documented how they increased the base pricing for Creative Cloud and now they are set to hit the market with a new update. The new update brings some new features and additional camera support. The May update is live right now […]

Mirrorless Updates: Canon and Nikon News

I thought it would be a good time to check back in on the current status of the mirrorless camera systems just released by Nikon and Canon. There have been quite a few big photography conferences where each manufacturer has released more info on their plans and shown off some prototype lenses. Of course, there […]

Top Reasons to Visit Iceland

Iceland is only about 40,000 square miles, roughly the size of Ohio, but a lot is packed into those 40,000 square miles. Iceland continues to be one of the greatest photography destinations in the world. Only 300,000 people live in Iceland, with 60% of those living in the capital city of Reykjavik on the west […]

Best Photo Contests to Enter in 2019

Entering photo contests can be a great way to increase exposure for your photography and to win some nice prizes at the same time. There are a lot of contests going on out there, some better than others. Personally, I enter maybe 10-15 photo contests each year. I don’t win or place in a lot […]

Top Photo Printers for Printing at Home

In the digital age, it seems prints have taken a back seat for many. We spend a lot of money on high resolution cameras, pair them with the best glass money can buy, and do all we can in the field to ensure the ‘sharpest’ image possible. The majority of us go through those steps […]

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 […]