Newsletter – March 1, 2015

The best of last week -- Re-regulation? Taking photos like a legend, tips for better European vacations, airline delays, Delta's new baggage non-guarantee, and a room to explore.
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    6 safety tips for travelers when viewing and photographing wildlife

6 safety tips for travelers when viewing and photographing wildlife

This summer many will be traveling to locales to see wildlife in its native habitat. Viewing animals in the wild can be dangerous at times. Ned Levi has six tips to stay safe while traveling to see wildlife.

Caution! Train photography can be dangerous

The world has had a romance with trains and railroading since the 19th century. Today train and train station photography is a favorite among travelers and vacationers. Unfortunately, train photography can be dangerous and some have lost their lives photographing trains. Ned Levi discusses train photography and has guidelines to follow to stay safe while photographing them.
By |April 28th, 2014|Columns|8 Comments|

Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative out of control

The FBI, Homeland Security, and law enforcement agencies throughout the US are documenting the activities of citizens and visitors in a national database of suspicious behavior, which they deem could be the precursor of criminal or terrorism activities. Ned Levi has examined the NSI program, and found that far too often, the actions of the general public and travelers documented in the database, wouldn't be considered suspicious at all, by a reasonable person.
By |November 11th, 2013|Columns|5 Comments|

4 New Year’s traveler resolutions

Ned Levi has four new year's resolutions for travelers which can enhance their sojourns. Ned wishes everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
By |December 31st, 2012|Columns|4 Comments|

Wildlife travel safety — follow the rules!

Last week, Ned Levi wrote about making great wildlife photos with long lenses when you travel to view and photograph wildlife in far-flung areas of the world. This week, Ned writes about wildlife travel safety, and has 11 tips to help you stay safe while out viewing wildlife in their native habitat.
By |September 24th, 2012|Columns|4 Comments|

Wildlife travel: Getting sharp photos from long lenses

More and more travelers are traveling great distances to journey on trips primarily to see and photograph wildlife. Ned Levi has some tips and technique suggestions to help travelers use those long telephoto lenses on DSLR cameras we're seeing more and more all over the world.
By |September 17th, 2012|Columns|6 Comments|

What we’re reading: ANA names first 787 routes, making iPhone photos spectacular, why some airports are more expensive

ANA announces first 787 routes, making your iPhone pictures spectacular, why certain airports are more expensive

Don’t shoot? But it’s a public space

Taking an innocent snapshot in a public area may get you in trouble, even if photography is allowed. It almost landed Ryan Miklus behind bars when he flew from Phoenix to Reno with his parents recently.