Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Photographer's Guide to Cuba

Cuba is a beautiful and diverse nation, perfect for any photographer.  Full of color, with wonderful people, vintage cars, and green verdant landscapes, there are many opportunities for a photographer to create amazing images. Amateur photographer Christie Allen took a trip to Cuba, and has some tips for anyone planning to do the same. 

Christie used two camera bodies and a lenses that range from 24-200.  She brought along a Nikon D810 and a Nikon D500, a 24-70mm lens and a 70-200mm lens for covering a large range.  Extra batteries are necessary and make sure they're all charged up at night because finding a place to charge them during the day will be difficult.  Bring extra memory cards, as CF, SD, and XQD cards are not easily available in Cuba.   

Christie always travels with her tripod and never regrets it. The Gitzo Mountanier and new Gitzo ballhead fit right into her suitcase, but she wanted a more compact, easier to carry option so she went with the Induro Stealth Carbon Fiber GTT204 tripod.  Bringing a flash depends on whether or not the photographer wants to shoot in low light.  Cuba offers many low light opportunities, so bring a flash if that's what you're looking to shoot.  

Camera BagThe weight limit on bags to carry on and checked can be anywhere from 44-50lbs. Anything over is an additional charge. The Tenba Shootout Back pack is great, especially when on the road and changing locations.  For a rolling bag – Think Tank Airport Series Navigator or Airstream can generally fit in an overhead compartment, but it’s unlikely that any traveler will be rolling a camera case through the streets of Havana.

Follow Christie Allen on instagram @hudsonroadphotography and twitter @hudsonroadimage

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Fotoblog is Back!

Hey everyone!  It's been a while since we've been posting here, but we're back.  We have some questions for you.

1.  What content would you like to see on our blog?  We want to post a wide variety but suggestions from you would help point us in the right direction.

2.  Would anyone be interested in writing and creating posts as a guest writer?  It would be great to get the voice of our customers and fellow photographer out and represented on our website.

We want to cover product reviews, digital editing tutorials, artist spotlights, think pieces about the industry, and gallery and exhibition reviews.  We'll also be covering our upcoming events and in store promotions.  We have an exciting summer ahead of us at Foto Care, with a lot to cover on the blog!

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