About Travels Outdoors

Welcome to Travels Outdoors!

Info you want

Unlike other travel sites

Most travel sites are all the same. They lack the info I want to know.
They're more interested in getting you to go than telling you why you'd want to go.
They make it seem like it needs to be a grand journey. It doesn't. Plenty of places nearby will work just as well.

Work in progress

As I visit each place again, I'll update the content and photos.

Respect the planet

Don't trash it. You need the planet more than it needs you.

Inspiration of the site

How I create my photos

Tripod + No Flash

I try to never shoot without a tripod. I only won't use one if it's impossible. VR is nice but it doesn't help with long exposures. I hate flashes and I never use them.

RAW + Long Exposures

I shoot in RAW format and always with long exposure times. Typically it's somewhere in the 1 to 3 second range. Sometimes it's more but it's never less.

Photomatix Pro

After bringing up the levels in Photoshop and making my 3 exposures, I combine them in Photomatix to create the HDR. I try to keep it as realistic as possible. I hate overprocessed HDR.