The Trekking Photographer

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The Trekking Photographer

Post by Lanceman » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:32 pm

Whenever I am outdoors and enjoying my passion in photography, I find so many people carrying expensive camera equipment with very little clue as to its use. Lugging heavy equipment and getting mediocre pictures seems almost fashionable!
My blog, The Trekking Photographer, is aimed at these photographers. How to be prepared and get the the best and most pics with the least equipment.
Here is the link, ... apher.html
It is better to die on one's feet than live on one's knees.

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Re: The Trekking Photographer

Post by aadhaulya » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:19 pm

Very interesting and informative write up.


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Post by ganeshn » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:07 pm

Sure you have an amazing hobby.One can't express the joy of tekking n photography at the same time allowing the nature to soak in, its the most liberating experience.
Some time ago found your revitting account as Brigade Major of IPKF in the jungles of Mullaitiviu, Sri Lanka it was mindblowing.

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Re: The Trekking Photographer

Post by Lanceman » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:41 am

Thank you for the kind words gentlemen.
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Re: The Trekking Photographer

Post by xl_target » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:36 am

Good advice Lanceman.
Beautiful photos!
“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense” — Winston Churchill, Oct 29, 1941

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Post by essdee1972 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:38 am

Lanceman, thanks a billion for the informative and very real post!

The photos you take are an inspiration for bumbling amateurs like me!!

Unfortunately for me, the post came too late to help me in my trip to Nainital!! :cry:

There was I, lugging a Canon 500 D, an 18-55 lens, a 2.4 50 mm prime, and a 55-250 zoom. And feeling the weight! :cry: :cry: Plus the neck strap usually ended up wrapped around my wrist, to avoid a badly chafed back-of-the-neck.

When I read your post, after coming down to flat land, I was like, "Oh heck!!" :stupid:

I made myself a wrist strap yesterday out of an old belt, and ditched the neck scrubber. Now I am on the lookout for a chest rig, which can be attached to the straps of a backpack.

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Re: The Trekking Photographer

Post by brihacharan » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:49 pm

Great post!
Very informative for all aspiring trekkers / photographers!

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Post by dr.jayakumar » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:09 am

thanks mr..LENSE MAN....

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Post by Lanceman » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:11 am

Thanks again for appreciating. And lens-man sounds so nice, might just adopt it
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Re: The Trekking Photographer

Post by shooter » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:28 pm

Dear sir while I admire your blog. I wish to make some observations re: shooting.

I can speak with some experience as I have shot ducks and geese for many years and also organise hunting.
The sanctuary itself was created by the maharaja. Many animal ssanctuties and national parks today have existed and survived because not despite being maharajas personal hunting grounds.

Habitat destruction is the biggest cause of decimation of species. Followed by poaching. Hunting never does much harm to populations.

Waterfowl in India are migratory and like many places on earth there are "good years" and "bad years" in terms of bag returns.
You will notice that bag returns fluctuate from year to year not following any lenient co relation.

Within a given year the early season bag returns are usually higher than late season returns. This phenomenon will also be visible in the bag returns.
Despite hunting being legal and annual shoots taking place in bharatpur from 20s to 72, there were still more birds back then compared to 50 years of hunting ban.
In most developed countries hunting and hunters are actually thanked for helping sustain game numbers.
Only in propaganda based socialist systems are people "taught" false things like how "massacres" caused decline in duck numbers.

Even today in England which is almost similar in size to Rajasthan (more or less) about 50000 grey geese are shot every year. This number does not include Canada geese or several species of duck.
Total waterfowl shot here is in hundreds of thousands every year for at least 150 years non stop.
Still there is no decline in numbers. That is because of hunters conserving their habitat.
You want more gun control? Use both hands!

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One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted. by Jose Gasset.

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