Resources

Lauren and I also have an educational side of our business. It focuses on high quality affordable educational screen casts and workshops for photographers. Check out Photography Concentrate!! 

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A very large part of our jobs involves learning. We find that the more educated we are on a subject, the more we enjoy it! But we know how very hard it can be to find quality information, especially online. So the following is a list of resources we have spent ages compiling. We really hope these are helpful!

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B&H Photo & Video
www.bhphotovideo.com
An online photography store where we get most of our gear. Great prices and selection. And they ship to Canada! 

Fred Miranda Forums
www.fredmiranda.com
This is the forum where we first learned a ton about photography. We highly recommend it as a place for beginner photographers to get their questions answered, and start seeing lots of different genres of photography. Also has a very lively buy and sell forum. Getting second hand gear is especially great if you’re just starting out, and have a tight budget.

Sterlingtek
www.sterlingtek.com
A great place to get batteries at a fraction of the price of branded ones. In general, they also have better performance!

Cambags
www.cambags.com
A great place for reviews on all sorts of camera bags, including how much stuff you can cram into them! 

Strobist
www.strobist.blogspot.com
A great resource to learn about off-camera flash techniques. 

Flying With Fish

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwithfish/ 
This is a great site for photographers who do a lot of travel. 

KEH
www.keh.com
A fantastic place to buy film gear secondhand. They’ve got a lot of our money :) 

Rangefinder Forum
www.rangefinderforum.com
Rob is a big rangefinder guy, and this is the website where he gets a lot of his information.

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We currently use quite a mix of cameras, and we’re always on the hunt for something new to experiment with! When traveling we bring the following:

BODIES

Canon 5DMKII
Canon 5D
Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder
Holga 120 CFN
Fuji Instax 

LENSES

Canon 24L 1.4
Canon 35L 1.4
Canon 45 TS-E
Canon 50 1.4
Canon 70-200L 2.8 IS

COMPUTERS

Apple MacBook Pro 15”
SanDisk Compact Flash Cards

   

travel.jpgTraveling is, by definition, being outside your comfort zone. Having the right gear and resources makes the whole process much more enjoyable.

Mountain Equipment Co-op
www.mec.ca
A Canadian company that is just splendid for travel gear. We don’t know where we’d be without them! We have yet to find a product of theirs that wasn’t fantastic.   

Pac Safe
www.pacsafe.com
Peace of mind for your camera bag. We always lock our gear up in our hotel room with one of these.

One Bag
www.onebag.com
A great resource for figuring out what to pack. 

Seat Guru
www.seatguru.com
We always use this site to figure out which seats are the best on a certain model of plane. Then we book those seats.

Walkabout Travel Gear
www.walkabouttravelgear.com
Online gear site. I have spent many many hours here. They have all the travel gadgets and essentials you could ever want!

Sleeping in Airports
www.sleepinginairports.net
Essential doesn’t even begin to describe it. If you have a decent sized layover, make sure to check this one out. It has been responsible for much happiness and precious sleep for us. If I could hug this website, I would.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
www.voyage.gc.ca/
A scary sounding name for a website with lots of great info for Canadian travelers. I suspect these websites exist for all countries. Make sure to check it out before you travel!