Entries by Matt Meisenheimer

Adobe Update: New Lightroom & Photoshop Features

October seems like Adobe’s go-to month for big updates. The October 2020 update brought the new Color Grading panel to Lightroom Classic, and the Sky Replacement Tool and Neural Filters to Photoshop. The recent October 2021 release of Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC is a massive update. Both applications got added features, but Lightroom […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

Welcome to 2022! A new year has arrived and it’s a great time to reflect on your own photography and to think about what the future might bring.  New Year’s resolutions can be a bit tackey, we all know, but self-evaluation is an important aspect of growth. I’m guessing for most reading this, photography is […]

Winter Landscape Photography Tips

Winter is an excellent time for landscape photography, and it’s one of my favorites.  Although the cold temperatures and harsh weather conditions can make it tough to shoot and get outside, the unique elements that accompany winter can create some fantastic images.  Over the years, I’ve learned something new after every winter excursion. I’ve made […]

DJI Mavic 3 Release

It’s been three years since DJI released the prosumer Mavic 2 Pro drone. The Mavic 2 was lauded for its size, and its ability to capture high-quality 20 MP stills and 4K HQ video. It was the go-to drone for many hobbyists and professionals. I personally got into drone photography and videography this past year […]

Aspen Ballhead | Gear Review

Guide Matt Meisenheimer covers the new Aspen ballhead from Colorado Tripod Company. It offers great performance for the price and weight, and it compares very well to other high-end offerings from Really Right Stuff and Acratech. Filmed & produced by Backcountry Journey’s Matt Meisenheimer. SUBSCRIBE for more videos! https://www.youtube.com/c/Backcountry… Learn about Backcountry Journeys photo tours and […]

Trip Report: Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall (camper I) – September 2021

Katmai National Park and its surrounding coasts and mountains are home to over 2,000 brown bears – the highest density in the world! Thus, it’s no surprise that Katmai is one of the premier bear viewing and photography spots anywhere. Each summer and fall Backcountry Journeys leads workshops to one of the most iconic locations […]

The Swamps

One of the most interesting and unique landscapes in the world lies on the border of Texas and Louisiana at Caddo Lake. It’s here, at Caddo, that you can find an intertwined waterway of bayous, rivers, swampland, and open water. It’s home to the largest bald cypress forest in the world. Cypress trees are unique; […]

Sunrise in Grand Teton

This fall, our guide Matt Meisenheimer visited Grand Teton National Park to lead a fall photography workshop. Matt camped (and by camp we mean slept in his car!) in the days leading up to the workshop and did some personal shooting. This video follows Matt as he photographs sunrise at a lesser-known spot in the […]

Nikon Z 9 Announcement & Two New Z Lenses

It’s been a rough go for Nikon recently. Lay-offs, disappointing sale numbers, and more. They’ve taken a back seat to huge industry releases, like the Sony a1 and Canon EOS R3. Nikon needed something big. In March, we got win that Nikon was developing a new mirrorless camera, the Z 9. But little information was […]

Sony’s New 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II

Sony’s high-end G Master lens line hosts some of the best photography lenses on the market today. Icons like the 12-24mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.2, and 100-400mm f/4-5.6 stand out as some incredible performers – and there are man more. Sony’s G Master line has earned its top reputation. However, superb performance wasn’t always […]

Sony A7 IV Release

Sony just announced the A7 IV, one of the most anticipated cameras of the year. The A7 IV was expected earlier this summer, but shortages pushed it back. There was a point where some were unsure if we’d see the A7 IV release in 2021. But, alas, the A7 IV is here and expected to […]