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Walking with Giants in Sequoia




Over a weekend I went out with my cousins for a trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (SEKI.) Since my cousins aren’t the backpacking type, we opted for car camping and doing a hike that walks you straight into a redwood grove. Despite going during the Spring season at 7,000+…

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Overnight in Alabama Hills




Just a few hours north of Los Angeles lies one of the most magnificnet arrays of hills and rock formations. During one of those Netflix + Chill Retouch nights while Django Unchained (2013) was playing in the background I noticed that a set of mountains looked oddly familiar in a scene in which Jamie Foxx’s character…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking for Photographers




With a new and exciting venture I didn’t want to just be an amateur in travel and outdoor exploration. I wanted to become an expert in that field. To achieve that status I started off with building a strong foundation with backpacking. Hauling a lug of weight up an uneven terrain…

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Switching From DSLRs to Mirrorless Cameras




Let me start by saying a camera regardless of how many megapixels, whether it’s a full frame or a crop, or whatever gangster mob  brand it’s affiliated with is simply just a tool. It’s not the camera that makes stellar photos, it’s the person who happens to be using it. With that…