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Seattle Visitor Guide, 2015

One of my photos made the cover of the 2015 Seattle Visitor Guide. Please check it out. Gary

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Adventure Kayak magazine cover art

Adventure Kayak magazine published one of my photos on their 2015 Early Summer issue: http://www.rapidmedia.com/ak/adventurekayakmag_earlysummer15/. I was also interviewed for an inside piece, p. 26, Paddling Lensman Gary Luhm. Please have a look. Gary

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Fifty Places to PADDLE Before You Die

My photo business is off this year, but then, I haven’t been paddling. Some good news is I got another book cover, this one for Fifty Places to Paddle Before You Die, another in a series of “50 Places” books

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Photographer Kayak: Necky Elias ____ 2014/04

I’ve been paddling a fiberglass Necky Elias for a year now and I’m constantly reminded of its suitability for photographers. Our needs are a bit different from other paddlers; those needs include ample stowage, ample hatch and cockpit openings, and

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More Deep Trouble

In July, Sea Kayaker Magazine published a second volume to Deep Trouble, which was a treasure trove of sea kayaking accidents and lessons learned by authors Matt Broze, George Gronseth and Sea Kayaker editor Chris Cunningham, still timely today. Sixteen

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Photo Tip: Road Less Traveled ____ 2013/04

Gooseneck Barnacles, Tongue Point, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington State.

A good route to success in outdoor photography is finding a niche that you love. Find your passion; focus like a laser. Be a big fish in small pond. My particular niche is sea kayaking. As a vehicle, the sea

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Gopro Hero2 and WiFi Remote Review, Sea Kayaker, December, 2012

GoPro Hero2, Sea Kayaker, Dec 2012

I review the GoPro Hero2 camera and WiFi Combo Kit (Backpack plus Remote) in the December, 2012 issue of Sea Kayaker magazine. The GoPro Hero2 is a tiny, waterproof videocam, the market leader in POV cameras. The wrist-mount WiFi Remote

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Expedition Trip Critique—Isla Carmen ____ 2011/05

“Old wisdom says, ‘Find out what you did wrong and never do it again.‘  New wisdom says, ‘Find out what you did right, so you can be sure to do it again.‘  The old way suggests moving ahead while looking

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Expedition Trip Photography Plan, Part II—the Photo Plan ___ 2011/04

Some photographers travel to shoots without researching the site. The idea is to have “no preconceptions”, I suppose, or to look at scenes as they unfold with “fresh eyes”. I like the idea of “no preconceptions”, but I think the

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Expedition Trip Photography Plan, Part I—the Gear ___ 2011/03

Two years ago, I wrote about photography on a longish kayak trip (Ten-day Power Trip, 06/2009) in Baja, a trip without the ability to charge batteries. My solution then was extra batteries and plenty of flash memory, coupled with judicious

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