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Freedom to Move: Camera Trapped

A remote camera trap is pretty simple. It’s just a normal DSLR camera connected to a motion trigger. I don’t push the shutter button, the animal trips an infrared beam, and then click, click, click. It’s really the only way to make intimate wide-angle pictures of wild animals without disturbing them. Pronghorn like to see…

Flawless, Wireless Photo Transfer With Eyefi Mobi Pro SD Card

More cameras have wi-fi these days to enable fast and seamless transfer of images to phone or computer, but not all of them, and not all ever will. The Canon 5D Mark iii, for example, is so weatherproofed that getting a signal through its body would be tricky. And while taking a memory card from…

POV Camera to Take on GoPro

Will GoPro ever be knocked from its perch at the top of the hands-free camera mountain? Challengers keep challenging, and the latest is TomTom — yes, the GPS maker — which thinks smart editing is the key The Bandit Action Camera attempts to solve one of the biggest hassles of shooting with POV cameras (or…

Gear Crush: Nikon’s Coolpix Projector Camera

With all due respect to Facebook, the most rewarding way to share trip photos is the old-school method: in person. And Nikon’s Coolpix S1000pj lets you do just that. Easily. The world’s first camera with a built-in projector, it turns any white backdrop into an impromptu slide show. Projections are clear up to 3 x…

The Digital Adventure: How to Keep Your Gadgets Juiced on the Road

Text by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro Brunton’s Solo 3.4 battery reboots almost anything that powers off USB—cameras, PDAs, GPS units—and charges via wall outlet, vehicle port, or sunlight. The 5.2-ouncer cranks out 5.5 volts (it fueled my iPhone nine times before drying up) and, best of all, fits in the palm of your hand…

The Photo Debate: Six Reasons Why Film is Better Than Digital

Digital cameras are better—and cheaper—than ever before. But as Assistant Editor Ryan Bradley discovers, for a traveling, photo-hobbyist, film still rules (and isn’t as expensive as you think). Photographs and Text by Ryan Bradley First things first: I’m not a professional photographer. For the past six months I have been taking photographs on film—not exclusively,…