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Daniel Cox, Ed Charbonneau, Henry Mawani, Fred Kurtz and Jim Heywood pose for a photo in the Text Book Store they visited to purchase text books for a Masai school in Kenya.

The Gifts of Books for Kenya School Kids

The Gifts of Books for Kenya School Kids. Kenya is just around the corner and once again we’ll be working with our local Kenya guides to supply textbooks to a local school  in Kenya. On our last trip two years ago, our group donated $1000 to one such lucky school. Henry…

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Lucky Winner of the Lumix FZ1000

Lucky Winner of the Lumix FZ1000. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all Natural Exposures’ Explorers Blog readers and any others who visit us here on the Corkboard. We started this beautiful snowy morning here in Montana sending out our most recent NE newsletter to all the folks who have…

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One of the tests subjects takes time off from work to play with a ball at the San Diego Zoo polar bear exhibit.

Polar Bears Have Smelly Feet

Recently, scientists have discovered that polar bears have smelly feet. Not sweaty-gym-socks-smelly, but scent-trail-smelly. Turns out polar bears paws leave a chemical trail wherever they go. Other polar bears can glean information from those scent trails. Megan Owen, research scientist for the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, wrote for…

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Tree Frog Photo by Zach Webster

Inspiration from a Young Photographer

The majority of guests who travel on NE invitational photo tours are full-fledged adults, retirees or those with full-time careers, who have a passion for nature and the art of photography. But from time to time, we have the pleasure of hosting someone from the younger generation, usually a seasoned traveler who is…

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Flickr Selling Your Photos With No Compensation To You If You Agreed To Creative Commons

Flickr Selling Your Photos With No Compensation to You If You Agreed to Creative Commons! Well, I hate to say I told you so, but Yahoo, which owns Flickr, has just done what I’ve been worried about from Facebook and other social media sites. Flickr is now selling prints from the hundreds…

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Lumix FZ1000: Is It The Only Camera You Need?

John, Not sure what you are referring to when you ask about “the present (P.) 4/5th sensor size?” Are you thinking about 4:3 proportions? The 1 inch sensor in the FZ100o is considerably smaller than the Lumix sensor in the Lumix Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras. Image below is for comparison.…

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Multi billionaire Mark Cuban is taken to task by The Verge. What are your thoughts on Net Neutrality.

Net Neutrality. I’m Trying to figure this out. What’s your opinion?

Net Neutrality. I’m Trying to figure this out as an artist, journalist, and business person. THE VERGE puts billionaire Mark Cuban on the hot seat over Net Neutrality. I have to say I’ve been confused on the Net Neutrality issue. I’ve been reading all I can on this subject to…

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A page of some of Kevin's beautiful photography from the Outdoor Photographer guide to Mylio. Click on this link to get your copy.

Mylio Memory Evangelist Kevin Gilbert on TheGrid

Mylio Memory Evangelist Kevin Gilbert on TheGrid. A few weeks ago I heard from a friend of mine, Kevin Gilbert, about a new project he’s working on called Mylio. What is Mylio and why should you care? Mylio stands for My Life Organized and it’s a new photography program to…

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Great News, New Lenses for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Great News, New Lenses for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Woke this morning to news from our friends at 43 Rumors about a new KiskStarter Project that plans to build five lenses, specifically for the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) line of cameras. The new company is called Veydra and they’re looking to raise…

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Spinning sales signs. Patagonia Outlet Store, Dillon, Mt.

Patagonia’s Big Fall Super Sale With The Lumix LX100

Patagonia’s Big Fall Super Sale With The Lumix LX100. One of the fun things we do for some of our Invitational Photo Tours is buy our Explorer’s outer gear they might not otherwise have or know they should get. One of our favorite outdoor retailers, for all around high quality outdoor…

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