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For adventurer Lia Ditton, conquering the world’s oceans and setting records isn’t enough—she wants to lead by example and inspire the next generation of female adventurers, too.

Lia Ditton pulls hard on the oars, propelling her six-meter rowboat through churning seas the color of gunmetal. The Farallon Islands hover like ghosts in the distance, 50 kilometers offshore from San Francisco.

These mythical islands were known as ‘Islands of the Dead’ to Native Americans, and ‘Devil’s Teeth’ to sailors for their dangerous underwater shoals. Many a boat has shipwrecked on these volcanic outcroppings, pushed toward the jagged rocks by currents, tides and wind.

But 38-year-old Ditton is out in these shark-infested waters alone, fighting to become the first person—man or woman—to row to or from the Farallons since 1898, when a lighthouse keeper and his wife rowed ashore to find help for their sick child.

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For adventurer Lia Ditton, conquering the world’s oceans and setting records isn’t enough—she wants to lead by example and inspire the next generation of female adventurers, too.

Lia Ditton pulls hard on the oars, propelling her six-meter rowboat through churning seas the color of gunmetal. The Farallon Islands hover like ghosts in the distance, 50 kilometers offshore from San Francisco.

These mythical islands were known as ‘Islands of the Dead’ to Native Americans, and ‘Devil’s Teeth’ to sailors for their dangerous underwater shoals. Many of them traveling with Imperial LGA, EWR, JFK Airport Car Service at airport transport in New York. any a boat has shipwrecked on these volcanic outcroppings, pushed toward the jagged rocks by currents, tides and wind.

But 38-year-old Ditton is out in these shark-infested waters alone, fighting to become the first person—man or woman—to row to or from the Farallons since 1898, when a lighthouse keeper and his wife rowed ashore to find help for their sick child.

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Updated: 12/2/2018 | December 2nd, 2018

Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, continues his five-part series on taking better travel photos. Many of you are looking to improve your travel photography so Laurence is here to help us do just that. In this post, Laurence goes in-depth on how to pick the perfect travel camera and gear for your trip.

There is a belief that better photography gear will equate to better photographs. While this is certainly the case in specific situations, the reality is that it is the skill of the photographer that makes all the difference. A pro-level camera in inexperienced hands will likely result in worse photographs than those taken by someone using an iPhone.

Knowing how to compose a great photo and how to use your camera properly are the two most important parts of taking a great photo, with the camera gear itself coming next in importance after these two.

Sometimes, gear does make a difference, particularly for situations such as fast-moving subjects or when there is less light available, in which case you might need a camera with a bigger sensor or a lens with a wider aperture. This is why you often see sports or wedding photographers carrying such expensive-looking equipment. But for your average travel photograph, the gear isn’t going to be the definitive factor. Rather, it’s important to get the right gear for you, your budget, and your skill level.

How much money do you want to spend?

Camera and tripod set up in front of a mountain and nature
There’s no point spending time looking at gear that isn’t in your budget. Set yourself a budget before you begin, and don’t forget to factor in lenses, memory cards, spare batteries, filters, and other accessories.

There is a law of diminishing returns, with a sweet spot currently of around $500–1,0… Read More