Photography and Long Distance Hiking
Chris "Suge" Willett
With a Substantial Contribution from Nate "Tha Wookie" Olive
Additional contributions from: Whistler, MisterSweetie, Java, Ratbert, Lumberjack, and Rainman.
In this article I am going to attempt to help new hikers and photographers figure out a good camera "strategy" for long distance hiking. There are many resources on the web to help you take better pictures, figure out what sort of camera you might want, and comparisons between cameras. Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel, instead I'm going to focus on topics that are more relevant for distance hikers and that are not generally covered elsewhere. Instead of making simple recommendations, I will give questions and topics to be thought about and how I (and others) might answer them. For the purposes of this article, I will define a long distance hike as being one in which you have the time to grow a respectable beard. This is completely arbitrary and you can simply define it as being at least a month in duration. Or three weeks. Or six months. Or whatever.
First, some terminology. None of