It’s been a long while since we’ve had a chance to spend some quality time on the Rogue Images website. Well, after some serious thought and time, we are proud to announce that a completely reconstructed, re-imagined, re-inspired, website is now live for you to feast your eyes upon! A lot of you have been with us and encouraged us since the beginning when we were posting over-processed point-&-shoot images from our travels and adventures. Some of you are new, and are hopefully drawn into our ever developing photographic eyes. To all of you, we say THANKS! Both of us love the act of photography, but your support is really what keeps us uploading the pixels.
Happy Monday! This week’s Rogue Images were made by me on Usa Beach in Okinawa Japan during a perfect climbing/ surfing/ spearfishing/ beach cruising weekend. All participants were successfully able to: fire up | get dirty | scare yourself | bleed. Enjoy. -JW
Do you have an image that would look stellar featured here on Thrive Outdoors? Send ’em on over to firstname.lastname@example.org! Be sure to tell us a bit about the shot: where it was taken, what it was taken with, camera settings, why it’s so awesome, etc… If selected, we’ll make sure to give credit where credit’s due, and link to whatever site you would like.
In 2011 I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks in Nepal. I traveled with a Canon Powershot G10 which is an amazing little monster, and great for travelers. There were times, however, when I just didn’t have the focal range that I craved. Some shots were burned only to my mind because of the inherent limitations of a point-and-shoot camera. (Check out the gallery at Rogue Images.)
This year, when I learned that I would make the journey one more time, I immediately began searching for a new toy. Mirrorless system cameras like the Sony NEX or Olympus Pen lines really caught my eye due to their large, high quality sensors and compact body size. For my money though, the technology is not quite there. I wanted interchangeable lenses, great video capability, and most importantly, the ability to perform anywhere I perform. Continue reading 10 Tips to Help Your Camera Kit Thrive Where You Do→
Living on a sub-tropical island has given me plenty of opportunity to explore the ocean. I grew up in the Rocky Mountains, so this environment is still pretty new to me. There is definitely an argument for those “seaside types,” though.
Recently, I entered some of the photos I took over the past year in the 5th Annual Tsunami Scuba Underwater Photo Contest. The other contestants at the awards banquet were stoked on my rendition of a box jellyfish, and it was voted People’s Choice! I have to say I walked out with the best prize in the house. An overnight stay at the YYY Club Ie Resort including dinner and breakfast, and a guided dive excursion for two! Yes please. Big thanks to Ryan Stahl and everyone at Tsunami Scuba for putting on the shindig.
So here it is. The prize photo (It’s the portrait-oriented jellyfish pic). Along with a few of my other favorites from the last few months. Cheers. -THRIVE
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Bill McEwen at The BullPen Magazine liked our style so much that he featured TO and Rogue Images in “Zen Sunday!!” Check out his mag- it’s “Probably the best online magazine. Ever”
By Bill McEwen The following photos are all from a very cool blog called Thrive Outdoors. I’ve been in contact with the guy who runs it – Justin Watters – over email for about a week now and he has agreed to let me throw up some of his photos from his many adventures. I wanted to do a big write-up on his blog, but I figured the description comes best from the horse’s mouth. Here’s a bit of our email conversation: BP: What’s the best way to descri … Read More