Todd Vorenkamp

Todd Vorenkamp

Senior Creative Content Writer for Explora, Todd Vorenkamp has been taking photographs for almost 30 years. A photographic artist, he has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Academy of Art University. He is a former US Navy and Coast Guard helicopter aviator and a licensed merchant marine officer. His personal website is www.trvphoto.com.

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Hey, Earthlings! There will be a total lunar eclipse coming our way, beginning on Sunday, January 20 2019, and lasting into the 21st! Here are some facts you need to know. Who is involved? You! Your friends and family! The Sun, Moon, and Earth! What is it? An awesome, total lunar eclipse....
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I am certain that I am not the only Earthling who is in love with the moon, but it was my grandmother who called it "Todd's Moon" after one of the first words I ever spoke was, simply, "moon." Ever since those early days, I have spent a lot of time looking at the moon, thinking about the moon, reading about the moon, and...
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Hey, it is the 11th hour! Are you like me (and many others), who cannot figure out what to get for all but your closest friends, family members, and romantic partners? Well, here are a few ideas for those with the dreaded gift-giving block. These aren’t just my ideas, some of my colleagues at B&H told me what was on their last-minute wish lists, as well! 1. Freehands Men’s Stretch Thinsulate...
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Many interchangeable-lens cameras, be it DSLR or mirrorless, are sold today with what we call "kit" lenses. Current kit lenses, in general, thanks to computer technology and advanced manufacturing techniques, are more capable and of higher quality than those of yesteryear. However, many of us who use interchangeable-lens cameras feel the gravitational pull of other lenses that are not yet in our...
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Ball heads up, photographers! There is a new brand of tripod legs in the world of photography! The new Robus carbon fiber tripod system has been designed with the necessary features to take on the most extreme...
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Almost every fashionista out there knows about the power and importance of accessories. Photographers, fashionistas, or not, also know that accessories are not only niceties, they are downright mandatory for all photographers in the digital age. Let us look at some innovative accessories that have hit B&H Photo over the past couple of years. 1. Gnarbox There are portable backup devices for...
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Megapixels. Pixel pitch. Flange distance. Inner diameter. Sensor ratings. Video specs. Frame rates. When did photography leave the fun side of the island? Well, for one product category at B&H Photo, photography is still pure, exciting, organic, and freaking fun. If you want to escape from under the at-times-unbearable technological avalanche of digital photography, I have a solution for you...
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You just got a shiny new digital (or film) camera. Of course, you can just pop the battery and a memory card or film in and start shooting, but there are some things you may want to consider before you head out into the world to make art. 1. Charge your battery It is likely that the rechargeable battery that...
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Before we talk gadgets, know that it is possible to do epic panoramic photographs handheld. Thanks to awesome modern post-processing software, the combination of digital camera and computer can crank out good panoramic results for many photographers. However, if you remember the early days of photo stitching, have gotten some wonky stitching results, or you simply want to make the cleanest, best...
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Do you always want your selfies to be captured on tiny, tiny sensors through tiny, tiny lenses? You might, at first, say, “Yes, that is fine.” But think about it for a few minutes and realize that you want your beloved friends, adoring family members, and admiring fans to enjoy your self-portraits in the highest possible quality—captured by a capable camera that is practical and versatile. Right...
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It is probably safe to say that many of us photographers have, either with our cameras or smartphones, tried to capture a close-up image of an insect, flower, toy, or other object. We have an idea of what we want this photograph to look like as we prepare to capture the image. We have seen and admired beautiful close-up images before but, when we nose the...
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Camera accessories: not only can they be entirely practical for the types of photography you enjoy, they can also give your camera a unique look and feel, while boosting performance. Fujifilm’s nice lineup of accessories, and an array of third-party accessories, allow Fujifilm photographers to...
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For those shooters who loved the Fujifilm X-T1, the X-T2 was more revolutionary than evolutionary. The Fujifilm X-T2 seemed like a completely different camera in some ways when compared to the X-T1. It just felt different. Enter the Fujifilm X-T3 and we have stepped back to the...
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Another orbit of the sun complete, and another year of awesome new Fujifilm lenses. Although it was a quiet year for G-mount lenses, compared to last year, the company continues to roll out new glass for its X-mount cameras all while hinting at some exciting new releases coming in the next few years. X Series The first Fujifilm X-mount lens out of the gate this year was the...
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How unfortunate is it that some of the best photographic opportunities present themselves when it's miserably cold outside? It doesn't matter what kind of camera equipment you're using, proper preparation and knowledge of your gear and environment are essential to helping ensure success when you're out in the cold...
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