I had an opportunity to spend some quality time up on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park with this beauty of a camera backpack.  It has the structure and volume to also carry camping gear needed for a night or two sleeping trailside.  Check out the full review here: http://www.p3newsreviews.com/2018/07/hands-on-with-shimoda-designs-explore-60.html… Read More

  Adventures from Day one in the Outer Hebrides, 9 June, 2018 When embarking on an adventure never yet undertaken, always expect the unexpected.  My first day on the bike, starting from Stornaway, my goal was a 46 mile ride south to Horgabost campground on South Harris.  But the unexpected happened.  I underestimated the effect… Read More

Melephoto is officially an LLC!  And with this is the setting up of a permanent studio space for portraits and product work.  These images are all example of studio capabilities.  And with creative lighting, we can have backdrops of pretty much any color desired. Drop us a line and and let us help your business… Read More

Excerpt from Wales Trip, 6-14-2017 The Boots.  For reasons having nothing to do with feet, and everything to do with sopping wet Welsh vegetation, they reek to high heaven.  Cotswold in Cardiff.  I will go there.   By way of update, I bought new boots, binned these and developed some glorious blisters from hiking miles… Read More

Another excerpt from the Wales journal June 14, 2017 When you meet wonderful people, spend time with them, bond over challenges, share stories about families, then part ways, without names, emails nothing.  I remember a Jill? David?  But I will never forget the group of you I helped off that mountain, scouted ways across the… Read More

As I get ready to embark on another adventure (bike-packing and backpacking in the Outer Hebrides, Skye, and the Orkneys) I have been going through my travel journal from my adventure in Wales, and came across this bit.  It was really meaningful to me as I have a long family history (from long long ago)… Read More

So I recently bought a drone, a DJI Mavic Pro.  The goal is to become FAA licensed and offer aerial video and stills to my repertoire of offerings. While at the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in NYC last October, I was able to get my hands on this awesome bag, the Manfrotto Aviator sling for carrying… Read More

When trying something different, far from home, learning how to deal with equipment is part of the fun. It can be a challenge to figure out how to carry camera gear AND the stuff you need for a couple weeks away from home.  In these articles I recount the challenges of dealing with high-end photography… Read More

Elegantly designed,the chameleon-like nature of Manfrotto’s unique bag from the Manhattan line can fit many situations and needs. In brief, the Manhattan 3-Way Shoulder bag Changer-20 is reminiscent of a bicycle messenger pack in shape, taller than wide, with a top opening, padded camera insert, and three different ways to carry. Winner of the Red Dot… Read More

Sometimes I write things.  Here is a hands-on review of the Backcountry Solutions Hands-free Keyhole Harness. http://www.p3newsreviews.com/2017/10/hands-on-with-backcountry-solutions.html Also, check out the rest of www.p3newsreviews.com for photography and imaging news and in-depth product reviews.… Read More