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Daniel Cox, Sue Wolfe and Henry Miwani shopping for text books at the Nairobi Text Book Center, Nairobi, Kenya. Lumix LX100

Textbooks For Education in Kenya

Textbooks for education in Kenya. Two years ago on our last trip to Kenya, Tanya and I, along with three other Explorers, Fred Kurtz, Jim Heywood, and Ed Charbonneau, decided to start a textbook fund for Kenya school kids. You can read the original post here. All four of us…

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The kids were really excited about this new learning tool called the Outpostz Lap Desk. Kenya

Outpostz Lap Desks For Kenya School Kids

Outpostz Lap Desks For Kenya School Kids. NE Explorer Margie Carroll recently shared with us her newest idea for helping teachers to educate children around the world. Margie has been taking pictures and inventing unique products for many years and recently she surprised us with her newest invention, the Outpostz Lap Desk.…

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Christine Crosby Finalist in NANPA’s 2014 Showcase

Beloved friend and NE Explorer Christine Crosby entered 18 wonderful photographs into NANPA’s showcase this past year. She did exceptionally well, with 13 of the 18 photos being selected at the semi-finalist level or above, and ten of those at the finalist level and above! Each year, a NANPA jury panel selects the top 250…

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Happy feet. Lumix Gh4 with Nocticron F/1.2 lens ISO 640

The Lumix Diaries Heads to Patagonia

The Lumix diaries heads to Patagonia. Tanya and I recently left Kenya for the southern hemisphere. Our destination? The region known as Patagonia. All of our Patagonia adventures begin in Buenos Aires where we get everybody on the same page by spending a day in the city photographing the wonderful…

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A solitary large male lion comes from out of nowhere to take the carcass over.  Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Lumix GH4 with Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8. ISO 320

The Lumix Diaries 1/19/2015 Lions and Hyenas Clash

January 19, 2015 The morning began as it always does from our camp in the Mara. 6:45am rolled around and footsteps were heard on the path to our tent. From out of the cool morning air came a hushed, delicate, voice announcing “good morning, good morning, your coffee is here,…

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Lions like this beautiful male that walked by one of our Land Cruisers are being killed by poison. Lumix GH4, Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8, ISO 1000

The Lumix Diaries: Leaving Kenya

One of the saddest things about leaving Kenya is knowing how it affects our guides and other tourist related workers that depend on visitors. I’ve been coming to this spectacular country for over 20 years and I’ve used the same guides, same camps, same hotels, always because the people are so…

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The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark ll has the ability to go from 16 megapixels to 40 megapixels.

Olympus Announces OM-D E-M5 Mark II

The Micro Four Thirds world gets another interesting entry to move this category of cameras forward. Olympus today announced the OM-D E-M5 which is a rather normal 16 megapixel MFT camera with a rather interesting feature that sets  it apart from almost all other cameras in any category. Its unique and differentiating…

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Robert Moore asks about differences in MFT and FT

Robert, Yes, absolutely you can use the Olympus 40-150mm without an adapter AND you can use it with the Olympus 1.4X teleconverter. Four Thirds refers a larger camera system that Olympus use to produce that incorporated the Four Thirds sized digital sensor. The newer Micro Four Thirds systems are being designed…

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Click on the above image to be taken to the DxO Mark Optics Pro web page for a Free Trial version.

Doug Bray Asks is DxO Mark the software for noise removal?

Doug, I have used DxO Mark Optics Pro and though I would love to say it’s the answer to all noise issues, I haven’t found that to be the case. In the spirit of complete transparency, I was given a license to the DxO Mark software. I think it does…

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A frame that shows the dust smudges coming from the rear element of the lens.

The Lumix Diaries Kenya: Cleaning a Dusty Sensor

Cleaning a dusty sensor is quite easy. During our time here in Kenya we’ve traveled on some very dusty roads, and along the way I’ve been changing lenses now and again. In general, I try not to change lenses while in the field, especially in a place as dusty as Samburu National Reserve, but…

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