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OM-1 Mark II Review

OM System OM-1 II Review: Could This Have Been a Firmware Update?

When OM Digital Solutions purchased, and thereby saved, Olympus' incredible photographic history and slate of digital cameras from the brink of collapse in 2021, there were many questions about what would happen to the Olympus Micro Four Thirds system. OM answered these concerns the following year with the OM System OM-1 camera, the most impressive Micro Four Thirds camera ever released at the time.

5 Unique Photography Experiences to Have in Alaska

Alaska is known as The Last Frontier, and for those that have visited, it’s easy to see why. As Lindblad Expeditions’ former Director of Photography, travel photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins has photographed Alaska dozens of times in his career.

My Favorite Accessories for Outdoor and Adventure Photography

Today I’m sharing my favorite accessories for outdoor and adventure photography. The things that make the list are the things I don’t leave behind when I know I have to keep up on a big adventure while also producing high-quality images. Too much gear will weigh me down but the right gear will make my life and photos better.

Photographing Antarctica: Penguins, Seals, and a Total Solar Eclipse

Antarctica is a bucket list destination for countless landscape and wildlife photographers, and for good reason. Dramatic, jagged mountain peaks rise high over colonies consisting of millions of penguins living on the frozen earth below. While photographing Antarctica is a rare experience in itself, photographing a total solar eclipse in Antarctica is akin to winning the lottery.

Wingsuit Footage from Egyptian Pyramids

Insane Footage Shows Wingsuit Flight Up Close to Egyptian Pyramids

In a recent adventurous event put together by the team at the RedBull Air Force, wingsuit pilots Fred Fugen, Mike Swanson, and Vincent Cotte donned a new wingsuit design and challenged themselves by doing fly-bys so close to the Pyramids of Giza that they could almost touch the magnificent Egyptian monuments.

Photographing Wild Bears of Alaska at Tuxedni Bay

When the plane left, I’ll admit, there was a sense of aloneness that fell over us. As the buzz of the Bush Hawk faded slowly away, we were indeed isolated. I can’t speak for everyone individually but here, on the north bank of Tuxedni Bay, this is about as far as I’ve ever been from civilization.

The PhotoHiker is a Camera Backpack Built for Adventurers

Cosyspeed has announced a new PhotoHiker backpack, made in cooperation with outdoor equipment specialist Vaude on Kickstarter. The new backpack is designed specifically for outdoor adventure use and takes its carrying system layout from high-end hiking and trekking packs used for carrying heavy payloads comfortably all day.

GoPro Unveils the Hero9 Black with 5K Video, Hypersmooth 3.0, and More

GoPro has just unveiled its latest action camera: the GoPro Hero9 Black. The updated camera is pretty much improved in every way, with the ability to capture 5K video and 20MP photos, new HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization, a front-facing color display, better battery life and more.

5 Awe-Inspiring Adventure Photos Win Top Prize at First Annual ROAM Awards

ROAM, the global adventure community founded by some of the best photographers and filmmakers in the world, has announced the winners of the first annual ROAM Awards: a wanderlust-inducing set of photos, videos, and essays that will have you reaching for your camera with one hand and booking a plane ticket with the other.

The Camera Comes Second

I hated every single one of my photos. My personal hero, Jimmy Chin, would have too if he could have seen them at the time.

Shooting a World First Expedition on the Essequibo River in Guyana

I removed the Canon C300 from its waterproof bag and attached the 24-105mm f/4.0 lens while swatting away the relentless mosquitoes. Bringing the viewfinder loupe up to my eye, my left hand flicked the power switch on, now a reflex action after shooting with this camera every day for the last three weeks. Nothing happened. Weird, I was certain I'd put in a fully charged battery.