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 and is an adjunct instructor of photography at Dakota College at Bottineau. 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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Canon has just released one of its oddest and simplest cameras yet—the Canon IVY REC. The camera is the size of the small “bag tags” that you see dangling off of the cool kid’s backpacks these days, or the carabiner-clipped portable hand sanitizer that you see on the less-cool parent’s...
2 weeks ago
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Did you just tune in here for the pictures and pizza? If so, I will save you the trouble of reading the rest of the text by telling you that the Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens is very good. Compact, sharp, light, beyond silent, and almost perfect; the lens is sure to make a lot of...
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3 weeks ago
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Westcott is making a serious push into the world of portable strobes with a pair of new releases: the FJ400, a portable but powerful strobe equally at home in the studio or out on assignment and the...
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How can I say this nicely? The night sky in New York City leaves a lot to be desired, especially if you have viewed the heavens from the deck of a container ship in the middle of the ocean. The stars, the handful that you can see over the city, don’t shine very brightly. Several hundred years ago, Venus appeared so brilliantly in the night sky that you could squeeze in a few rounds of shadow...
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If Venus Optics were an athlete, its motto for the Laowa lens line would not be “Farther, faster, stronger,” but, “Wider, Closer, and Even Wider and Even Closer.” One look at the Venus Optics Laowa lens lineup and you will see that the company is, with a couple of exceptions, carving out...
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How difficult is it to be a virtually brand-new lens-manufacturing company in today’s digital world? I am guessing it is not easy. Luckily, you have the Internet available as a marketing tool, but you are also entering a competitive arena to battle for sales against several companies that are more than 100 years old and have passionate and dedicated brand loyalists as their customers. Enter...
4 weeks ago
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There is an adage that goes: “A good brush does not make a good painter.” But what if one particular brush were better for the task than others? When it comes to light painting, COAST’s “inspection beam” flashlights will certainly give the light painter a tactical advantage and, for those not painting...
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1 month ago
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Right on the heels of a competitor’s announcement, Lexar has rolled out its Professional CFexpress Type-B memory cards to meet the demands of videographers and digital photographers producing massive quantities of data at a fast clip. Engineered for the needs of raw 4K...
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Enter the Speedmaster! Since 2014, Mitakon Zhongyi has been making its rival version of the legendary Leica Noctilux—the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster. Today, the company...
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Fujifilm has just released the new X-A7! Like the Fujifilm X-100T, the X-A7 represents a very solid way to ingress into the Fujifilm X-system of spectacular lenses and technology. At its core, the X-A7 features an all...
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Manfrotto is releasing its new-and-improved Advanced II line of camera bags, shoulder bags, backpacks, messengers, and camera holsters to replace the popular bags of its existing Advanced collection. The adage suggests that you cannot keep everyone happy all the time, but Manfrotto is definitely trying to make camera bags for every...
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Canon has just released its brand-new EOS 90D DSLR camera and its mirrorless stablemate, the EOS M6 Mark II. With all of the noise and excitement surrounding the latest full-frame mirrorless offerings these days, it is nice to see a company throw some love at the APS-C cropped...
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Look around a hot vacation spot, and you’ll likely see the popular Joby GorillaPod around supporting everything from action cameras to smartphones to DSLRs. For content creatives, especially vloggers and others working with video, there is often a need for mounting accessories with your camera. To help build your rig, Joby’s new...
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Known by some as the ultimate mountaineering, travel, and adventure bags, the full lineup of f-stop camera bags for the visual creatives who find themselves well off the beaten path is now available at B&H Photo. Photographers and videographers alike have sworn by the capabilities of the f-stop system since the company’s inception,...
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In these days of digital photography, stumbling upon a semi-secret, not well-known photographic tool is a rare pleasure. Enter the Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue polarizer filter. With the power of modern digital cameras and post-processing software, we tend to think that anything we want to see in an image can be created,...
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