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Alaska wisdom

A few words of wisdom from Alaska guide Willi Prittie with 38 years of experience on National Geographic Channel’s Ultimate Alaska Survival: Some of the best things in life – you can’t plan ...

Filters in the digital age

Yes, you need or at least want filters in the digital photography age.  Some people say you only need a polarizer, as that can’t be done in post.  As Peter Hill illustrates, filters still and probably ...

Getting the technical moon shot

To get the moon shot using Ansel Adam’s oft-quoted exposure formula, used for his famous Moonrise over Hernandez: Take the square root of your ISO – that becomes the aperture. ISO100 = f11= ...

Ski bindings mounted

The ski bindings are mounted after a whole summer of not finding the right skis. Living in a ski capital should make it easy and yet not. With the lack of snow here, shops do not seem overly concerned. That& ...

Is this camera good?

Last night one of my former coworkers asked me about a starter camera for his daughter. She’s looking at getting into photography.  As with all kids, do you go all in and get something amazing or will ...

Great bungee inline technique

After a lot of punishment to my back last summer prior to my expedition, I was getting tired of having expensive bungees wear out, get snagged, and crank on my body. After research and seeing what other ...

One freakin’ step

When you were ten years old, you thought 30 years old was a gazillion years away, that the age was ancient and that there was no way you were going to get there. And then, one day, you woke up and realized it ...

Antarctic Tears book

The development of a book proposal for Antarctic Tears, my current working title, is going along nicely. Being able to spend significant hours working on the chapter outline, market and promotion sections of ...

Specialized HP floor pump with Switch Hitter II head

Alright, I thought I was pretty competent with bike floor pumps.  Until last night.  It was rather embarrassing, really.  My Blackburn pump has served me well for the better part of a decade but it’s a, ...

“A pathetic voyage”

It’s interesting to read post-mortems about my Antarctica expedition; from Explorapoles: This young San Diego resident, Aaron Linsdau (38), wanted to become the first American to complete, solo and ...

Forging the book proposal

For non-fiction books, the book proposal is the most critical piece to get started.  This document allows authors to flesh out all the aspects of the book, from a simple overview to the marketing and sales ...

Expedition Presentation at St. James Lutheran, Imperial Beach, CA

On June 23, 2013, I will be making a presentation on my expedition at St. James Lutheran Church in Imperial Beach, CA. (866 Imperial Beach Blvd. , Imperial Beach, CA 91932 , http://www.stjamesib.org/).  Click ...