gear care

gear for travel and documentary work

gear for travel and documentary work

Regarding gear for a documentary photography situation, I thought I would use a recent trip I made to central Asia as a case study.  I was working for an NGO, documenting the lives of the Kyrgyz yak herders living in the high mountains bordered by China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. On this trip I had to fit everything (including my clothes and personal items) in my camera bag and one small carry on.

caring for your gear in extreme environments

caring for your gear in extreme environments

A painter is much more than his or her paint brush or canvas, but without these tools a painter can not share the beautiful art in their head with others around them.  A photographer without their camera is much the same.  I may have the most beautiful image in my mind or even in front of my eyes, but without at least a simple camera I are unable to share that image with others.