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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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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The debate between analog film photography versus digital photography has been settled for most of the photographing populace. This just in… digital is, by far, the choice of today and the future. This article is not about dredging up that debate for the modern photographer—instead, let’s take a look at that discussion through the lens of someone just starting out in photography—a first-year...
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For a working professional photographer like renowned maritime photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Onne van der Wal, the most valuable part of his business is not the tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of cameras and lenses he carries, it is that which cannot be covered by insurance or easily replaced: data. Clients don’t care if your Canon camera was lost to Davy Jones’s Locker in the...
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Gitzo has updated, improved, and re-invented its classic 3-way tripod head. The new Gitzo 3-Way Fluid Head is designed for photographers looking for the precision that ball heads rarely offer, with the controlled and fluid movements of a geared head without the size and weight of that type of...
Nikon COOLPIX W150 Digital Camera
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Nikon has just released the Nikon COOLPIX W150—an update to its entry-level family-summertime-fun digital waterproof COOLPIX W100 camera. The COOLPIX W150 camera is the perfect...
Spotting Scopes vs. Telescopes for Beginner Astronomers
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A few times over the past year, I have met people who, when they had a youngster express interest in astronomy, rushed out to B&H Photo to purchase the family a telescope. In a few of these anecdotes, the telescope saw limited initial use and then it was simply incorporated into the home’s décor—...
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When it comes to image quality, the one piece of gear everyone recommends is the tripod. A good-quality tripod is one of the most important accessories you can get for your camera, but with so many new brands and options out there, choosing the right one can be a challenge. For this article, I spoke to the...
Your Photographic Hands-Free Device: The Lensbaby OMNI Creative Filter System
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I give Lensbaby a lot of credit. While many companies are busy spending their R&D funds on clinically sharp lenses that have next to no optical character, Lensbaby rolls out a tool that helps photographers put stuff like crystals and prisms in front of their lenses so that they don’t need to graft on a third arm and hand, or hire an assistant. While it falls short of functioning as a Vaseline...
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What is the best camera for beginners? While this seems like a straightforward question, it is somewhat complex. Giving this question some thought and considering a few options may pay future dividends as a novice photographer evolves into a photographic artist. One certainty is that an entry-level camera should be easy to use, convenient to carry and employ, as well as being intuitive, while...
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Photography from the window seat of an airliner is becoming a controversial topic. Before we talk about how to get awesome photos, let’s have a chat… First of all, no one seems to look out the windows of airliners today, and many passengers give the evil eye to those who do not close their window shades. Fact: Future airliners may be made without windows at all. This saves manufacturing costs,...
The Cameras of the Apollo Moon Missions
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According to NASA sources, photography was never given much of a consideration in the early days of manned spaceflight. Astronaut John Glenn, on the first orbital Mercury mission (third flight of the Mercury Program) carried a camera into space and took the first photographs from space in a manned US spacecraft. Geopolitical considerations (think manned spy satellite) and other issues shifted...
Planetarium Projection Systems
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Prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure through time and space, from the comfort of a reclining seat inside a domed theater. Planetarium shows never fail to deliver awe and wonder to people of all ages and backgrounds. At the center of many planetarium theaters is a projector. While a lot of these awe-inspiring shows are now digital, there are few machines in the world that are as beautiful,...
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Did you know there is a virtually separate camera store that lives inside the B&H Photo SuperStore, in New York City? Now you do. The B&H Used Department can be found at the top of the staircase leading to the second floor of B&H Photo’s expansive showrooms. There you can sell your used gear, or...
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Where do I begin with the Nikon F4? Is my love of this camera rooted in the fact that four is my favorite number? Is it because one of my favorite jet warplanes as a child was the McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom II? Or, is the fact that I just love the look of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Italdesign bodywork? Is it because when I started out in photography with my...
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