Pro shooter Chris McLennan has been using one of the commemorative Flipside 500 AW bags for some time now. So when we launched the “I love the extra capacity and depth that the FlipSide 500 gives me. This makes it perfect for the Canon “one” series camera body and a range of lenses – yet it is still compact enough to make it quick and mobile. I regularly carry it on my bike or hiking when I don’t need a huge amount of gear. It easily accommodates the… READ MORE >
This is another video from my 2011 expedition to Alaska, where I travelled around 1200kms on snowmobile to follow the Iditarod dog sled race, in conditions reaching minus 50 degrees… A GREAT opportunity to test my gear! Including the HP Dreamcolour laptop I use for all my image work when out in the field. You can see the results – my fingers froze, my eyelashes froze, we had to melt our water each day as everything froze the minute we left our teepee… Yet my gear… READ MORE >
As an international travel photographer, my work sees me in all corners of the globe visiting a host of extreme locations. This can be anywhere from the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the Arctic Ice of Alaska. Rab’s fantastic range of outdoor clothing offers a solution for every environment. I use a variety of Rab clothing and always have the perfect technical wear to keep me warm, dry and comfortable! This is a huge help and allows me to focus on my creativity, not my… READ MORE >
A video from Alaska where Chris uses his Lexar Memory cards in some of the toughest conditions imaginable, shooting the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) late at night in minus 50 degrees! Which makes it pretty important to know your gear is not going to let you down as there is no chance to reshoot… As always, the Lexar cards worked flawlessly – they are fast and efficient and handle the workload perfectly. Another successful shoot and some more great images for Chris’s archives.
In 2011 I travelled to Alaska to photograph the famous Iditarod dog sled race. I was going to be travelling around 1200 km’s on snow machine in conditions of around minus 40 to minus 50. Sounds like fun! It was a great opportunity to put all of the equipment I use for my various travel shoots to a real test, in some of the harshest conditions they were ever likely to face! You can view here a video of the Hahnel Inspire transmitter and receiver I… READ MORE >
“The new Canon EOS 1D Mark IV completes my EOS equipment set perfectly [Chris also shoots with the EOS 1Ds Mark III and EOS 5D Mark II digital SLRs]. At present the EOS 1D Mark IV is being dubbed as the perfect camera for photojournalists and action sports photographers, due particularly to the camera’s high speed and low light capabilities. I don’t think many people have realised though, the benefits of this camera for travel, landscape and wildlife photography. While the low light performance is one of the key draw-cards of… READ MORE >