• Life

    Staying Safe in the Backcountry

    Dear Bubbles: With your trip into the heart of the Kaibab [Plateau] and your solo SUP in Canyonlands [National Park], I’m thinking you should do an article about planning, preparation, and safety in the backcountry. I know you carry an…

  • Life,  Photography

    Planning to Not Plan

    Dear Bubbles: How much planning do you do before you go on a photo shoot? ~Doug Dear Doug, Because it’s fresh in my mind and representative of how I plan for most of my outings, I’ll offer how I approached…

  • Photography

    Shoot for the Stars

    Dear Bubbles: How do you photograph stars? Any time I try to, I just get a black frame…help! ~In the Dark Dear In the Dark: During junior high school, any time my family went on vacation, I’d pick out a…

  • Photography

    Trying on for Size

    Dear Bubbles: In the depth of field calculator app, “distance-to-subject” is required. What’s the best way to take that measurement?” ~Karen Dear Karen: Of the various variables any depth of field (DOF) calculator app asks for, “distance-to-subject” is the hardest…